By: Farrah Estrella
Luxury candles can be a great gift this holiday season. They are gender neutral, meaning both men and women enjoy them. I think everyone loves candles, kids, adults, etc..no matter your age. I mean, who doesn’t like their personal space to smell delicious, right?.
I have chosen a few of my favorite luxury candles that you must try. Here is the list:
1-Diptyque Candles: Founded in 1961 by three friends Christiane Gautrot (Interior Designer), Desmond Knox-Leet (Painter) and Yves Coueslant (Theater Director and Set Designer). They opened their first store in Paris on 34 boulevard Saint-Germain. The candles are known for their oval shape labels and dancing letters as well as their unique gift wrapping and packaging. The price of the candles ranges from $35 to $70 dollars. Shop for Diptyque candles at www.diptyqueparis.com and you can also find them exclusively at www.Nordstrom.com.
2-Bijou Candles: Founded by New York based Designer Alaina Young, they are known for their Peacock logo which according to their website, she chose because it symbolizes “Integrity and the beauty we can achieve when we endeavour to show our true colors”. One of the things that I love about these candles is that their container can be upcycled or you can just buy a candle refill and reuse the container, what a great idea!!. The price of the candles ranges from $10 to $32 and $12 ot $15 for a refill. Shop Bijou Candles exclusively at www.bijoucandles.com.
3-Tocca Candles: Founded in 1994 by a group of friends,Tocca is a sophisticated and modern clothing label who introduced their beauty line in 1997 and it became a cult favorite. The price of the candles ranges from $20 to $54 dollars. You can buy them at www.tocca.com, at over 300 tocca stores throughout Japan and at fine retailers worldwide including: Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Sephora and Blumercury.
4-Molton Brown Candles: Made in London, England the company was founded in 1973. You can find Molton Brown products in five star hotels stylish homes and high end department stores around the world. The price of the candles is from $49 to $74. Shop for Molton Brown at www.moltonbrown.com.
5-Nest Candles: Founded by Laura and Harry Slatkin, who were also the founders of luxury fragrance company Slatkin & Co. (which they sold to The Limited Brands, Inc. in 2005 and is now Bath & Body Works). The price of the candles ranges from $14 to $225. Shop for Nest candles at www.nestfragrances.com or at high end retailers like Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
Have you guys tried any of these candles? which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.