Byredo Candles – Are They Worth the Price? A Review of Burning Rose, Loose Lips, Tree House, Loveless, and Carrousel
Jun28

Byredo Candles – Are They Worth the Price? A Review of Burning Rose, Loose Lips, Tree House, Loveless, and Carrousel

I know some of you out there wouldn’t dream of spending $60, $70, $80, and up for a candle. For those of you, Byredo candles obviously wouldn’t be worth the money. But then there are people like me, who would rather spend money on an excellent candle then on a night out for mediocre dinner and drinks. I get many, many hours of enjoyment from a good candle, and scent is a really powerful force in my life.

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8 Summer Must-Haves With a Twist of Lime, Lemon, Orange, and Grapefruit

Summer is not the time of the year for me to be lax about eating sweets. But I have a serious sweet tooth. The heat and dehydration from a hot day make me crave something cold – something cold and sweet actually. But I’ve found a few ways to help those cravings. I’ve rounded up my favorite summer products that happen to smell like delicious, citrusy, desserts. Check it out!

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Replica by Maison Martin Margiela – Beach Walk, Lazy Sunday Morning, and Jazz Club Candles: Review and Photos
May15

Replica by Maison Martin Margiela – Beach Walk, Lazy Sunday Morning, and Jazz Club Candles: Review and Photos

Replica by Maison Martin Margiela - Candles scented as Beach Walk, Jazz Club, and Lazy Sunday Morning

Replica by Maison Martin Margiela – Beach Walk, Jazz Club, and Lazy Sunday Morning scented candles

Even though I’m pretty sure nothing can top Diptyque’s candle offerings I still try out other brands that look good or that offer scent types Diptyque does not carry.

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A Trio from Diptyque’s Herbal Category: Tilleul (Linden Tree), Foin Coupe (Fresh Mown Hay), and Mousses (Moss) – Review and Photos

Diptyque candles from the Herbal family: Foin Coupe, Mousses, and Tilleul

Diptyque candles from the Herbal family: Foin Coupe, Mousses, and Tilleul

If you’ve been shopping for Diptyque candles this past year then maybe you’ve noticed three boutique exclusives that seem to go in and out of stock:

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Diptyque Jasmin, Tubereuse, Mimosa, and Violette Candles – The Floral Reviews Continued

Diptyque Jasmin candle, 6.5 oz

Diptyque Jasmin candle, 6.5 oz

The internet has changed shopping so dramatically. I rarely buy anything these days without first searching for and reading the reviews of other consumers online. 

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Diptyque Boutique Exclusives: The Beverly Hills Candle, and Tomas Maier’s West District Road & Palm Beach Candles – Review and Photos
Apr07

Diptyque Boutique Exclusives: The Beverly Hills Candle, and Tomas Maier’s West District Road & Palm Beach Candles – Review and Photos

The three Diptyque candles in this post are a bit tougher to find than others, but totally worth the effort.

Left to right: Diptyque / Tomas Maier Palm Beach candle, Diptyque Beverly Hills candle, and Diptyque / Tomas Maier West District Road candle.

Left to right: Diptyque / Tomas Maier Palm Beach candle, Diptyque Beverly Hills candle, and Diptyque / Tomas Maier West District Road candle.

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Diptyque Cannelle (Cinnamon), Vanille (Vanilla), Pomander & Thé (Tea) Candles – The Spicy Family – Review and Photos

Out of the Diptyque categories, Floral, Woody, Herbal, Fruity, and Spicy, Spicy contains the fewest number of candles. It would have been an easy task to gather the four candles in this category for review, except that two of them, Cannelle and Thé, are limited edition and boutique exclusives,have been out of stock every time I checked online. Vanille (Vanilla) and Pomander are the other two candles, and I had already been burning and loving Vanille and had tested Pomander as part of 2015’s Holiday 5 piece votive set.

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The Fruits: Diptyque Coing, Oyedo, Oranger, Baies, and Figuier Candles – Review and Photos

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Guess what? My new Diptyque candle reference page is up. You can see the full list of Diptyque candles, their meanings, and whether or not I would buy them again.

With the recent addition of Coing to my Diptyque collection, I can now review all five candles currently in Diptyque’s fruity category. The scents represented are quince, orange tree, citrus fruits, berries, and fig tree. I will tell you right off the bat that I love Oyédo (citrus fruits) and Baies (berries), dislike Figuier and Oranger, and feel confused by Coing.

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A Primer on Candles

Candles have been a part of my life since I was a kid. I have a now-fading memory of being barefooted and circling with other children around a huge pot of melted wax, taking turns dipping wicks to make dipped candles– we must have been cute little witchlettes around that huge cauldron of wax! That was when I was about eight years old, at an overnight camp in Vermont. Do I even need to mention that my parents were really hippies, disguised as professionals?

Years later, grunge-ness and dressing like an artist were cool. I did my part by making custom pillar candles up in my bedroom. I’d melt wax on an electric hot plate, add dye to it, and pour layers of blue, red, yellows, etc., into handmade molds. The safety issues were overlooked in favor of self-expression, and this activity was a-okay, again, because of the hippie parents.

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Diptyque – Tomas Maier: Old Montauk Highway, Cyprès, and Noisetier Candle Reviews
Feb08

Diptyque – Tomas Maier: Old Montauk Highway, Cyprès, and Noisetier Candle Reviews

 

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Diptyque Candles: Cypres 2.4 oz, Old Montauk Highway 6.5 oz, and Noisetier 2.4 oz.

Something about the howling wind outside my windows makes me eager to burn a new candle.

For a while I’ve had my eye on Diptyque’s Old Montauk Highway (OMH) Candle, part of designer, Tomas Maier’s, collaborative effort. When all of this bitter, relentless, north wind propelled me to Diptyque’s online boutique last week, I finally bought Old Montauk Highway, and minis of Cyprès (Cypress) and Noistier (Hazlenut) Candles.

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