Hello guys and girls. Let’s consider this post proof of life 😜. I am still here gathering with you to get through it beloved. This month I had a little help with that from Diptyque and their beautiful 2019 rose candles. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a rose fan so these purchases are usually about collecting the special edition candles for me. I was very happy that the candles this year were painted. Last year’s candle had a decorated paper wrapper. My mother noticed Centifolia and Damascena on my table and said she thought they were very pretty. Just so you know Diptyque that was high praise. Very high praise indeed. Both candles smelled similar to me but the Damascena had a headier rose scent. Both candles had excellent throw. I think rose purists would prefer Damascena. In fact I think this year the rose purists wrote a letter to Diptyque and said something to the effect of stop playing with us we don’t want rose blended with anything other than rose. And Diptyque delivered. The top, middle and base notes on both of these are all rose.
The Centifolia candle gets its name from the Centifolia rose cultivated in the Grasse region of France. The Diptyque website suggests that you go into a rose field at dawn in May just before the roses are harvested to experience the scent of the Centifolia in person. If any of you decide to take them up on that suggestion please send pictures.
The Damascena candle is inspired by the Damask rose. It reportedly originated in Syria and is one of the oldest strains of roses. They are considered to be exceptionally fragrant.
This year’s collection is for the rose lovers or the collector who loves beautifully decorated candles. My favorite of the two is Centifolia. I like the navy base with the pop of pink. You can see my review of the 2018 Diptyque rose candle here.