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    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.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Really love Amouage candles , burn well and have great projection .....
    Agreed Amouage are fantastic!

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    I haven't heard mention of the Bottega Veneta Intreccio series of candles. My vote's for number 2, but all are lovely.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanelAddict View Post


    Hi Coccodrillo, a lot of hit and miss for me when I stray from Diptyque. I tried Astier de Villatte too - Rue St Honore. Not really my thing but maybe Opera will work for me? I'm a bit of a girlie girl - so masculine smells don't really work for me unless they are my husband's aftershave! I finally bought Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille candle. I'm scared. It's not really a gym smell but it's a really strong bar with continental male perfumes. Maybe it burns a nicer scent. Otherwise I'll stick it in the laundry with my cats' litter box. I also bought Balenciaga L'essence candle - which also is a little overwhelming. You know those women who drown themselves in perfume in the morning? It's like that. Not cheap perfume - but so strong you can taste it? I'm thinking of sticking it in the bathroom! I keep hoping to find a new brand of candle but I'm not having much luck. PS I wouldn't recommend Cire Trudon candles. Very pretty but as they say in Amadeus, too many notes! Sorry I couldn't be more help! ChanelAddict.
    Do try out NEOM candles. I think you'll love those being more of a "girly" type. I enjoyed the "sumptuous" candle alot (Blush Rose + Neroli). The price point is really good on them and even the small ones really work for an entire room so you can try a couple of scents before settling for a bigger one. They're certainly not avant-garde and complex but I found that in the end that's not what I am looking for in a room fragrance.
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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!

  8. #38

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    A girlfriend of mine gave me a candle for my birthday a few years back by Diptyque. It smells wonderful!

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    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?

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    I miss Diptyque's Safran candle and so wish they would bring it back.

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    My candles collection is not huge (9 pieces), but I smell candles whenever I can and the absolute favourite of mine is

    Dyptique Myrrhe
    I'm burning it right now and I love it!
    "Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen

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    What would be the best smelling Diptyque candle as a gift for a female?

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    I have no doubt that Astier de Villatte are among the best, but alas is too pricey for the size for me along with Welton candles. Lafco has a few good ones and my favs from that line are Club Room and Ski house. There is also one that is for the bathroom that is stellar but I can't think of the name. Here is what I typically use:

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    RH Italian Cyprus
    Lafco Club Room
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    Tyler High Maintenance

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    Yankee Mountain Lodge
    Yankee Midsumer's Night
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    IT is very difficult to choose the Best candle because we use candle according to the Occasion.
    Some of the popular candles are floating candles , tealight candles , votive candles, pillar candles, taper candles etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Lafco has a few good ones and my favs from that line are Club Room and Ski house.
    They do have very nice ones and excellently priced for the quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChanelAddict View Post
    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!
    Archipelago Botanicals has LOTS of great stuff, they are in LA. It is a little expensive, but most of the candles are soy based and they smell GREAT. I recommend the candle and diffuser scents HAVANA (tobacco scented), LUNA (lemon scented), COPAL SANTAL (woodsy scent), COSTA DEL SOL (floral) and BLACK FOREST (Christmas tree scent). They will send up to 5 scent samples of scented soy wax that you can use in a wax warmer if you request them. Go to their website and check out what they offer. Also Thymes has what I think is the BEST Christmas tree scent called FRAISER FUR…. it contains Fraiser fur needle, Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Musk…. in other words, it is liquid sin… Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Guyer View Post
    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.

    Just noticed this. Thanks Kevin. Didn't know that.

    I second Cacio's recommendation of Santa Maria Novella Melograno. They smell fantastic, although they are not the best, most even, burners.

    Esteban Paris are good.

    I honestly think that The White Company candles are the best that I have had. They have great fragrance throw, a lovely glow (cream wax, clear glass) and they burn completely evenly right to the very end.

    FYI everyone, I had a candle once from Etat Libre D'Orange called Bottes de Centurion, Centurions boots, and maaaaayn did it smell good! Again not an even burner though, lot's of wax wasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post

    ...FYI everyone, I had a candle once from Etat Libre D'Orange called Bottes de Centurion, Centurions boots, and maaaaayn did it smell good! Again not an even burner though, lot's of wax wasted.
    If you put what's left of a candle that's almost done or burned unevenly on a candle warmer you'll get some more enjoyment out of it.
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    Thymes Frasier Fir is wonderful, and a fellow perfumista friend swears by Guerlain's Hiver en Russie.

    My very favorite candles were unfortunatly the now-discontinued IUNX line. They have reintroduced some of the perfumes, not sure about the candles. The Papyrus one was incredible. I also like BURN Hinoki candle.

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    I know everyone is already saying Diptyque, but I just got their tubereuse candle and am loving it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilbark View Post
    I know everyone is already saying Diptyque, but I just got their tubereuse candle and am loving it!
    Welcome, hilbark.

    I enjoy the Fornasetti candles have a scent called Otto is a scent they made into a personal fragrance! The wax is made by Cire Trudon.
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    diptyque, cire trudon, voluspa and dl&co.

    i'm currently lusting after a byredo candle though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diptyque lover View Post
    cire trudon.
    This is another brand that my wife is considering exploring.
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    I love the Woodwick candles. One of the scents is Redwood and it reminds me of Flowerbomb. There is also a company called Swan Creek, the candles are 100% soy and the throw and burn times are both great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    This is another brand that my wife is considering exploring.
    balmoral is the only one i own and i love it. there's just something very regal about the brand. my only gripe is, for 100 bucks, they shouldn't be using a cheap sticker as their emblem on their candles.

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    Diptyque candles are my favorite as well. Their price is pretty good as well I don't like spending more than $80 on a candle

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseindisguise View Post
    I love the Woodwick candles. One of the scents is Redwood and it reminds me of Flowerbomb. There is also a company called Swan Creek, the candles are 100% soy and the throw and burn times are both great.
    Me too - Woodwick is my preference for affordable candles! I love their "Fireside" and "Sand and Driftwood". "Redwood" and "Douglas Fir" are quite nice too.

    I also second the quality of Diptyque candles (love Bales). Have also tried Roja-Maccallan and Illuminium candles - both of which are of high quality and so burn evenly!
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    I do enjoy the few Yankee Candles I do own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaaon View Post
    Me too - Woodwick is my preference for affordable candles! I love their "Fireside" and "Sand and Driftwood". "Redwood" and "Douglas Fir" are quite nice too.
    Not familiar with this brand. Perhaps this might be worth looking into.
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