We all know I love candles, particularly scented candles; I like to think they add a little extra ambience to a room as well as offering a little hint of effortless glamour ,especially come the dark, and often wet Autumn evenings. I am by no means a candle snob - heck I love a bargain - but one brand I do find myself indulging in time and time again is Diptyque. Well one scent in particular, Diptyque Baies; despite costing more than what most would deem sensible, I just can't kick the slightly sweet and spicy notes.
You don't need me to tell you that Diptyque does sophistication like no other - I mean is there any room that this style of candle won't look at home in? I think not, and as silly as it may seem - because really aren't all candles fully unisex - I find Diptyque is one of the few candle brands that men enjoy both the vast range of fragrances, as well as the aesthetically pleasing design. Perhaps something to bear in mind around the festive season?
So yes, Diptyque Baies Candle - the red berry and rose fusion that gently captures the warmth and dare I say the crispness of Autumn. Yes the dreaded "A" word but admit it we all light a few more candles come the end of September and for most of us we lean towards a certain family of scents. For me it is all about hints of spice, berries and of course Pumpkin. Admittedly Diptyque Baies doesn't contain as much as a whiff of Pumpkin but the warming notes of Bulgerian red rose, blackcurrant and a little smattering of musk more than satisfy my need for a robust scent. Best described Diptyque Baies is warm, earthen and yet fruity at the same time - if you like Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir but want something ever so slightly crisper, look no further.
For the sake of balance - and of course so that you can avoid any such problems I have encountered - I must warn that in my experience Diptyque candles do tunnel easily and don't burn all that evenly. Truthfully that is not my biggest grievance - despite being a blend of vegetable and paraffin waxes, Diptyque candles do produce quite a high level of soot, especially if left to burn for a good few hours. As such I do not recommend placing your lit candle anywhere near any kind of white or light coloured surface or wall.
Despite the odd soot stain and tunnelled candle, Diptyque Baies will forever be a scent I associate with Autumn and no doubt as long as I can afford to, I will treat myself to a shiny new Baies candle each and every year. Hashtag fancy.
Diptyque Baies Candle £20 - £42 via Space.NK - link.