Thursday, July 21, 2011
Candle, candle, burning bright....
Sydney Shop Girl inspired this post. She posted the other day about her evening ritual of a cup of T2 tea and a scented candle. It sounded to relaxing and luxurious I couldn't help but replicate the activity.
I have many scented candles in my collection - the vast majority of them still in their boxes in pristine unlit condition. So, in response to the rainy dreary weather Sydney is currently in the midst of, I made an effort tonight to pull one out from my scented candle candle cupboard (yes, I have a cupboard for them). Continuing this week's theme of Red, tonight's choice was simple.
I bought this Diptyque candle in New York last year. I stumbled across the shop on a walk through the West Village. It's a tiny hole in the wall, blink and you'll miss it. But I made a number of choice purchases while Mr K was siting outside basking in the warm sunshine. This was one of them. With sweet notes of Madagascar vanilla, tobacco, fresh Rooïbos and undertones of wood and balsam, this limited edition candle smells divine. Warm and soothing, perfect for a cold Winter's night. And another bonus - ten percent of the proceeds of each (diptyque)RED special edition candle goes to help to eliminate AIDS in Africa.
Not only does it perfume my house beautifully, I feel better about the world by striking a match.
Diptyque candles are available in Australia at Mecca Cosmetica. They are expensive there but if you can't buy them overseas they are still worth the investment. Just perhaps a little less frequently. I also like the Roses and Geranium Rosa candles in the fragrance line up.