Why $60 for a Candle is Not Totally Insane


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My in-laws were in town over Memorial Day weekend, and I can always count on some good beauty time with my MIL. She loves discovering and trying new pretty as much as I do! She even got me to use a blow dryer for the first time this year when she brought along this texturizing mist she’s been raving about. No small feat and I quite liked the look of my pumped-up roots. Among our many beauty adventures was a stop to the diptyque boutique in Bucktown. I treasure the fact that Chicago now has a freestanding store – it opened late last year – because a visit is always an experience. A sensory overload in the best way possible. I just want to smell EVERYTHING and dab a little eau de something on each wrist. Bringing the ma-in-law there was meant to be because she too wants to smell ALL of the smells. We both loved the Iris candle and its extra earthy, like you just finished planting bulbs in the garden, aroma. The Iris is not easy to find, which makes a visit to this boutique unique. They also have extra stock of previous limited edition candles, which is always a dangerous “do I or don’t I” proposition. I didn’t have much time to ponder a Rose Duet because I was distracted by the new limited trio inspired by Japanese poetry and featuring a whimsical floral design. The Joie scent had a touch of the earthy Iris I liked so much with a dewy freshness. I just know the white opaque packaging, versus the traditional clear, would make for a great upcycling project. Makeup brushes, lip glosses or perhaps even a bunch of fresh flowers? With the reuse options post-burn, it sure helps ease the $60 price tag. Plus, that’s what birthday wishlists were made for, right?

6 thoughts on “Why $60 for a Candle is Not Totally Insane

  1. Chloé Elizabeth

    I think they are definitely worth it as a treat every now and then. For me they are by far best value giving powerful fragrance for long burn time and in such lovely designs. My boyfriend also likes them (in particular baies) so its almost become a habit to get them each birthday 🙂 I just picked up the feu de bois the other day and love it (smells like burning wood fire) so perfect next to the bed each evening while reading a book or on the iPad 🙂 Have you seen the indoor/outdoor edition 1500g… they are so big!
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    1. Laurie, 312 Beauty Post author

      Chloe Elizabeth — I’m so glad you mentioned the fragrance power. It’s far superior than your average brand (which does matter at that price!) I did see the big guys — they are massive!


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