Now the Christmas candles have been packed away for another year, its time to head on to a new round of distinctly less cinnamon spice and towards some new wintery warmth. Moving into the coldest months of the year the scents I crave are warm, heavy and down right intoxicating. These two Diptyque candles aren’t ones you always see but are definitely worthwhile hunting down. If you happen to near a Diptique counter go and have yourself a sniff. They are invitingly heated, throwing heavy scent around the room filling the space where the Christmas decorations used to be. Bringing with them comfort and warmth which is rightly needed this side of Christmas.
The most overwhelming scent of this duo is Noisetier and although it’s the miniature size it packs a punch and a half, completely overpowering all other candles in the room. Throwing out warm woody scents into the room even before being lit. Translated its hazel tree, a spicy woody scent that reminds me of the best men’s perfumes so rich, comforting and a little bit spicy. A deep heady scent that envelops the room in warmth.
The larger of the two candles is Opopanax and its the lighter scent of the two. From the bush of Persia, an extract used by Egyptians for their perfumes which to me feels so poetic and sensuous. And if it good enough for Cleopatra then bring me a box full. It’s more floral, but still a warming scent from the vanilla undertones. A prettier warmth that hits you more subtly giving off a calming exotic scent that’s unusual and yet so inviting.
What’s your favourite winter candle? And do you have a favourite diptique candle?