This is just a little peek at a little gift-to-self I treated myself to recently. I had been
drooling inappropriately over lusting after a Mimosa Diptyque candle for forever, always paying little visits to the Space NK to sniff it (yes, the sales assistants probably thought I was crazy) but when I saw a special code going around (on www.reallyree.com) I just couldn’t resist any longer.
The offer was rather fab, with any purchase you got a mini Mimosa Candle, a Body Lotion and a little fragrance sample – all housed in a pretty little cotton bag. So I decided to finally purchase a Mimosa candle (in the travel size) and make the most of the offer.
For luxury factor, Diptyque is a hard one to beat – there’s just something about the simple black and white packaging that calls to me. I also can’t put my finger on why I love the Mimosa scent so much, I think it reminds me of a fragrance I bought in New York from Henri Bendel of the same name that I adore and I do have a massive thing for candles – pretty much always burning one somewhere around the house.
I should also mention, I have been totally converted to the benefits of the more expensive candles out there. I always used to think they were stupidly over priced and not worth the extra cash – but the difference is so noticeable. The better quality (expensive) candles burn longer, with less smoke and the fragrance really fills a room and lasts. Where the cheaper ones tend to create more smoke (which leaves dirty marks on the walls) and the scent lingers for less time. So, just my two cents… expensive candles are worth the extra if you can.
What do you think of Diptyque fragrances? Do you have a favourite?
Bought by me.