Diptyque candles are wonderful especially if you like their fragrances.
Confession. I am a fragrance addict. Specifically Chanel and Diptyque. It's great to have a support group.
Okay, so, at the moment, I am having a candle thing so would appreciate your recommendations for the best candles ever!
Diptyque candles are wonderful especially if you like their fragrances.
Hello ChanelAddict. Diptyque candles are wonderful indeed. Also gorgeous are the candles by Baobab and l'Artisan Parfumeur. Recently I have bought "Cedre Bleu" by l'Artisan. Limited edition for Christmas. It's the smell of my meditaranee. And when my husband wants the house smell like a church from tilme to time, it's Avignon by Comme des Garcons or Cardinal by Heeley.
Outside of Diptyque (which as others have said makes great candles).
Parfums de Nicolai: especially her Vetiver de java (dryest bitterest ever)
Santa Maria Novella: especially Melograno (pomegranate)
and while in general I am no fan of Bond NY, I absolutely love their Chinatown candle (gourmand chypre).
Cire Trudon are quite amazing, and strong. The themes are far off places and grand interiors: Roi Soleil smells like the rooms of Versailles. A bit pricey at $80, but beautifully done.
The company that produces for Cire Trudon also have their own line: Carriere Freres. Much less expensive at $45 - more botanical based: agarwood, cedar, ebony, biter almond, coffee, cacoa - are all wonderful.
Votivo's Red Currant is a real classic, and a deal at $25.
Cire Trudon are pretty amazing. Nazareth is my favourite. Frederic Malle Saint de Saints is another one, interesting line. Diptyque Opoponax - and a fantastic selection overall. Just getting round to SMN, recently arrived here so maybe try one for Christmas. To be honest I'm having more fun checking out new candles than fragrance releases these days . . .
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Thanks, Mr Reasonable. I've never had much luck with Cire Trudon. I was attracted to it - the French thing and, hey, it's pretty but when I lit it almost nothing. And it was smoky. I tried the Trianon candle, Roi Soleil and Marquise. Maybe they were from a bad batch but I'm not so sure. I bought a couple of others from carriere frere at the same time. They were all a bit Meh for me. I haven't tried Frederic Malle Saint de Saints but I did try Gardenia (Meh), 1er Mai (okay) and Rubrum Lily (made me physically ill)! I know I sound a bit (or maybe a lot) like a diva but having been spoilt by Diptyque, I kinda expect a lot from candles.
I don't get on with Cire Trudon that well either, I don't find their strength all that good.
My favourite candle makers so far have been http://www.astierdevillatte.com/inte...ernational.htm Astier de Villate (Rue St Honore, my favourite of all theirs). They are expensive, but definitely worth it.
I just bought Baies by diptyque today... smells really good
Really love Amouage candles , burn well and have great projection .....
DayNa Decker for me. The crackling wood wick adds to the experience
I loved their Eternal Oud candle but understand it has or is soon to be discontinued
chaneladdict - I was on the candle search right along with you - debating between cire trudon and astier de villatte. Because CT contain stearin I went AdV. I started with Kobe - which burns woody yet refrenshing and serene. The wood is fig infused, and the ginger + coriander lift the blend.
Hooked, I then went with Opera - which is a lush blend of sandalwood, spice sweetened by the scent of honey - both are beautiful and next on my list is Jerusalem, Aoyama, Delphes, Monte Carlo and Saint Cirq Lapopie. I must admit that the Opera candle was a surprise in that the throw was more intense than the Kobe creating a very different ambience.
Have you tried any other candles? I was advised that Cire trudon's scented pillar candles are the best buy - containing more perfume oil than the glass candles.
Hi ChanelAddict - understand why you're scared! I was blind buying and was lucky given that the store mgr where I got my candles was very sweet and described what the candles smelled like when burned and I had him pick the strongest smelling candles in my scent choice. Delphes or Honolulu may be more what you're after. i bought the scented erasers in Naples and rue st. hon. and the scents were not what I imagined them to be. Have you considered trying the incense?
It has to be Diptyque all the way for me , but had a lot of Armani/Prive candles that were amazingly powerful . Didn't find the L'Artisan candles worked for me though . There is an English company called True Grace who sell there own range and are fantastic and nearly all natural ingredients , they make candles for lots of top brands , they list them on their website . They are very strong as they use 10% fragrance . Other than that we will have to pester Chanel to make the Exclusifs in a range of candles................
I hear great things about Le Labo's Santal 33 candle...
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Sorry to come a bit late to this thread. We run a small hotel and always have a candle burning in the hall, so we get through a lot.
The best for us, which guests always mention is Ormonde Jayne (the signature scent) single wick. Burns well, fabulous throw, even having the candles in the cupboard makes the place smell delicious.
I have just bought Francis Kurkdjian candle on E-bay (Lumiere Noire) which I have heard great things about but not tried yet.
Otherwise I have given up with all makes except Diptyque.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions here, don't see all of these this side of the Atlantic but I'm going to look them out.
Everyone loves Diptyque but for the sake of introducing an option not yet mentioned, I’m a fan of the Jo Malone range of candles - most of them will fill a room just for taking the lid off and burn cleanly for as long as they say they will. Dark Amber and Ginger Lily would be my top choice.
Another great candle that has not been mentioned yet is the Dayna Decker range of candles, try http://daynadecker.com/v2/collection-chandel_flora.html
I haven't heard mention of the Bottega Veneta Intreccio series of candles. My vote's for number 2, but all are lovely.
I would love to try out CdG candles but they are just too damn expensive. Malin+Goetz candles are nice as well! Has anyone tried Jovoy Paris yet? They have a "Absolue de Mojito" candle which sounds promising. Just hope it's not plain mint....
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I can report that the Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire has the greatest throw of anything I've tried - even outdoes Ormonde Jayne. It is practically overpowering - use in a very large room!
Thanks to the other posters here, I will be trying out Neom. I didn't find Dayna Decker memorable I'm afraid. I have bought a few Diptques on Ebay (cheaper than the shops). We get through one a week!
A girlfriend of mine gave me a candle for my birthday a few years back by Diptyque. It smells wonderful!
I can't believe how nice this $24 Trapp was. The whole room smelled from the perfumed candle. I got this from a flower shop.
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Has anyone tried Bvlgari candles?
I miss Diptyque's Safran candle and so wish they would bring it back.
My candles collection is not huge (9 pieces), but I smell candles whenever I can and the absolute favourite of mine is
Dyptique MyrrheI'm burning it right now and I love it!
"Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen
What would be the best smelling Diptyque candle as a gift for a female?