I am obsessed with candles and scents. I was wondering what the world of luxury candles looked like. The following is what caught my attention. Do I plan on buying these? Not in the slightest but what a fancy ass gift!
Jo Malone London Lime Basil and Mandarin Deluxe Candle
$200 at Macys
Jo Malone London's signature fragrance. Peppery basil and aromatic white thyme bring an unexpected twist to the scent of limes on a Caribbean breeze. A modern classic.
Top Note: Mandarin
Middle Note: Basil
Bottom Note: Amberwood
Lime is way too underrated as a scent. Actually, citrus candles, in general, aren’t represented enough. Lime is such a wonderfully fresh scent that doesn’t remind you of household cleaners. Lime and orange taste good together so it should be good in a candle. I have tried one of these brand perfumes before and I really like the scent and the bottle isn’t obnoxious to hold. Basil has a nice herbal smell, nothing over the top like rosemary. They do sell candles in smaller sizes but I like buying larger candles, at least the large jar format so I wouldn’t waste the time just getting the cheapest one.
Byredo Bibliothèque Candle
$85 at Byredo
Top: Peach, Plum
Heart: Peony, Violet
Base: Leather, Patchouli, Vanilla
Peach and plum aren’t popular fruit scents so it caught my eye when I was browsing. There’s a mix of notes that interest me and some that I’m a little iffy about. Can you tell the difference between Peony and Violet? I think one floral note would be enough, especially going with plum which I’m not sure has a scent? This just seems like a mature, interesting mix that I could have in my home and it wouldn’t be a polarizing scent.
Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille Candle
$98 at Macy's
creamy tonka bean, vanilla, cocoa, dry fruit accords and sweet wood sap
I love a vanilla base for a candle. If I would ever spend this type of money on candles, most likely some sort of vanilla would be involved. I really like the scent of cocoa but it can tend to smell like a hershey’s bar and give you a headache. I can already smell the sap, probably a hint of maple involved. This seems fancy and unique without being intimidating. I think I would try to sample the spray first before I would spend almost 100 dollars on a home scent
NARS Acapulco Candle
$50 at Macy’s
top note of rich, velvety chocolate is combined with a delicate blend of whipped cream accord and coffee bean for intensity and depth, while the dry down captures the senses with a distinctive base of cocoa powder and creamy vanilla.
This is the cozy winter scent I want everything to smell like. Does Nars make perfume? I didn’t even know they sold candles? I wonder why that isn’t promoted unless the luxury candle movement doesn’t need it. I am a fan of smells that remind you of food. I really like that chocolate is the top note and not just a hint of it. I want this as a drink as well. I can imagine paying $15 bucks for a luxury hot cocoa like the notes are making me imagine
Maison Berger Paris Orange Cinnamon Scent Candle
$140 at Macy's
citrus fruits combined with the warmth of spices and candied fruit
Citrus needs more representation! Is it over here in luxury land because I would love more orange candles especially with different elements. This is a nice alternative to pumpkin spice scents which I do enjoy but I think this would be what I would spend more money on. The candied fruits make me think about fruit cake but I’d much rather have this.