From Miller Harris, the Rose candle: "Fresh and luminous, the ‘Rose’ scented candle is a beautiful home fragrance that will fill your living space with the first rays of sunshine streaming on delicate petals of the rose. [...] The softness of pink and white roses, with gentle fruity accents of mandarin and blackcurrant. A rose fragrance to fill the air with floral notes for moments of serenity. A rose of modernity and beauty." $76 for 220g at Miller Harris.
Have we ever had a discussion: “How much is too much for a candle?” Evidently, MH’s prices have triggered my reaction, although I have bought the occasional Diptyque candle in holiday giddiness.
We haven’t really! And I buy so few candles, and burn them so rarely, that I don’t worry about it much – candles last me literally for years.
I do think Cire Trudon is the best, and they are about $125 for 270g (so even bigger). But the throw is so amazing that you don’t need to burn for as long as some other candles.
But I think that per gram this is close to Diptyque prices…they are $72 for 190g.
Papier d’Armenie is one of my favorites, and you can get those candles for $35 at Beautyhabit…they are a real bargain.
Adding, what that means for me is that my top price would probably be $125 since that is what Trudon charges and I don’t see why I would pay more, but most years I buy no candles at all. If I bought more, I would probably lower my budget? To me these are a treat.
If I bought lots of candles, I’d probably stick with Otherland.
My next candle, which I might buy this year or next, will hopefully be Astier de Villatte Grand Chalet, $94 for 260g.
I just found Otherland when Arielle Shoshana started carrying them. Definitely like the candle I ordered, and $35 is very reasonable, compared to other candles.
They are really good, Otherland.
I burn candles almost daily. Not for hours and hours but about 2 hrs at a time. I’ve learned over the years that expensive doesn’t necessarily mean a good throw or even a good scent! I’ve had excellent luck with Thymes (my yearly Frasier Fir) and with Otherland. My only complaint about Otherland is the wicks tend to be sparky and build up a huge ball of soot that needs to be trimmed regularly. B&BW are a cheap thrill, although the scents can be harsh. I love Diptique and Ulume. Because there are so many good medium priced candle brands out there I have a hard time paying $$$, I just don’t think it’s necessary. But if someone were to GIVE me one I’d joyfully use it with no guilt what so ever! I can happily provide my address if anyone is so inclined 😜 just kidding.
I’ll be honest, I have that trimming problem with just about every candle I’ve ever owned. I have had a fair number of Sydney Hale as they’re easy to get in the cute boutique around the corner (and not *that* cheap), and they have to be trimmed quite often.
I would agree it is not necessary. If I burned candles that often, no way would I buy expensive candles.
I doubt I burn candles more than a once a week, maybe even less.