The fragrance of orange and clove sparkles in the air, reminiscent of winter and holidays. The orange is juicy and rich, conjuring images of orange slices dripping with nectar, while the clove has a delicately spicy and woody character, lending an elegant touch to the fruity aspect of Pomander. While in many cases, clove tends to dominate, in Diptyque Burning Essence, its presence is in the background, even though it is integral to the nature of the fragrance.
The essence is very easy to use, requiring merely a few drops on the cardboard ring provided. Afterwards, the ring should be placed around the bulb of a table lamp, and then one can expect to enjoy the beautiful fragrance. Diptyque warns that the bulb should not be more than 60 watts, otherwise the oil burns too quickly and instead of pleasant fragrance, one ends up with a distinct burning smell in the air. As someone who did not bother reading the instructions carefully, I can attest to this unpleasant occurrence. Otherwise, the fragrance is long lasting, all the while being uplifting and deliciously spicy.
The Burning Essence kit is approximately $40, and includes the 15 ml bottle of oil, the dropper and two cardboard rings. For buying information, see the listing for Diptyque under Perfume Houses.