Dearly beloveds the holidays are upon us. I know some people were already mentally at this point in November. I however refused to be rushed. So now that it is the first day of December I am ready to admit that this is really happening.
Every year around this time I look forward to the Diptyque holiday collection. This year’s theme was the legend of the North. Each of the three holiday candles represent a traveller from the other three directions with special powers. The South traveller came from where the mountains contained caves with almonds and glass.(Red candle) From the West where the seas hid strange treasures the traveller came with seawater and a pearl.(Blue candle) The East traveller from the lands where pine trees touched the sky came with pine needles. (Green candle) As the story goes on the longest night of the year all three travellers met in the North to discover its secret. You can find out what the secret was here.
Of the three holiday candles the pine is usually my least favorite and this year was no different. It’s nice but pine isn’t really at the top of my list when it comes to fragrances. I do love the almond and amber candles though. If I was forced to pick only one I would choose the amber balm. It’s moody and earthy but with a sweetness to it. Kind of like your favorite opinionated, book loving, occasional yoga going auntie who is always traveling to some interesting place but never forgets your birthday. * cough, cough*
And now a word on this years packaging. Well actually three words. I love it. There are many great candle brands out there in a range of price points but Diptyque’s branding and aesthetic are top-tier. I could see this years holiday print as wall paper in a very chic powder room or framed and hung on a wall. They knocked it out of the park with the graphics and the color scheme. You can find my review of the Diptyque 2017 and 2016 holiday collections here and here. Let me know which year is your favorite.
Happy holidays to all the ladies and gents who take time out your day to visit this wee corner of the interwebs. Thanks for stopping by!