From Diptyque's Holiday 2009 collection, the (gorgeous) Benjoin candle: "Its smokey note of benzoin gives off a mysterious yet warm and cozy aroma." The design is inspired by wycinanki, the Polish folk art paper cutouts. $65 for 190g at Aedes.
Two limited edition collector bottles that might make nice gifts: at left, Hugo Man by Hugo Boss in a limited edition bottle designed by Karim Rashid. 150 ml, price unknown, due to launch November 4th. (via hugo) At right, Diesel's Only The Brave in the Special Artoyz Edition by French illustrator Bunka. 50 ml Eau de Toilette, $80. (via cosmeticsmag,sfilate.it)
From Benefit, a coffret in the new Laugh With Me LeeLee fragrance, from the Crescent Row collection. With Eau de Toilette and Silky Body Lotion, $46 at Macys.
From Tokyo Milk, Petite Parfum Solide. In a variety of scents, $18 each at home101 Apothecary.
From Acca Kappa, gift sets with bar soap and hand cream. $22 each, in Calycanthus (left) and Wisteria (right) at Activa Boutique.
Ohhh! I love candles. I’ve never tried Diptyque’s before. I’m on candle restriction-set off the fire alarm too many times this week! Hubby is not pleased…..
I smelled the new Benefit Laugh with me LeeLee-to me, it was very sharp, with ozone notes. My friend, loved it though.
I have not tried this particular Diptyque candle, but they’re generally very good quality.
Mind you, I tried most of them and the scents they give off are rather FLAT. Some might get quite dissapointed, particularly having in mind the price tag with which they come.
Those little Tokyo Milks look adorable – I haven’t tried any of those yet.
I have not tried the solids, and only a few of the liquids, but they’re generally pretty good for the price.
They are cute! I haven’t tried the solids (they don’t work for me), but their Ex Libris scent is really nice.
Those Diptyque candles are really pretty
I want the Sapin one because I really like deer ^___^
There’s also one in roasted chestnut that looks great.
That sounds really interesting! I have one Diptyque candle — the Tubereuse — and it’s one of the best candles I’ve ever had.
Oooh, I’ve wanted candles lately….
you guys aren’t helping!
I have been interested in trying Tokyo Milk. Those solids look intriguing.
Anthropologie usually has some testers, if that helps.
I felt in love with three Diptyque perfumes, Tam Dao, Philosykos and L’Ombre dans L’Eau and I’d love to try one of their candles, but boy, I find them expensive. Which one would you girls recommend I shouldn’t miss?
They really aren’t cheap! We have the same favorite Diptyques. Here’s Pia’s review of their fig candle:
love the tokio set !
so cute !!!!!
Just an FYI — not a set, they’re sold separately
I have already tried a few, they’re all interesting, depending on your tastes! Normally I open them first, and they start releasing the scents without even having to burn them 8this phase can last a couple of weeks). They normally last quite long, because burning 1 hour at the time is enough. At the moment I have the “la belle et la bête” twin-set ( a special edition) , my aunt loves the fig, and my mother the hay (foin coupé) and verveine ones. So no single recommendation, it’s really up to you!
oops, that was for angelainthesky, about Diptyques..
Thought so, thanks!
150ml of Hugo…. i’m still working on my 30ml!!!!
It’s a lot of Hugo!
OOOH. If anyone buys that Diptyque candle, I’d be happy just to have the box! Hahaha.
I want the jar when they’re done burning it!
We’re all about the recycling.
Exactly! Waste not, want not.