Some people are obsessed with luxury cars, others luxury handbags, well me… everything. Especially luxury candles! Before leaving for Paris, I planned my “shopping wishlist” according to location. My friend Lindsay and I were having drinks at the Bar Hemingway, we passed the Ritz gift shop.
I knew that I wanted to purchase their signature luxury candle that smelled like the hotel. It was the Ambre Scented candle in a beautiful porcelain jar with gold design. They packaged the candle in their blue box and signature blue satin ribbon with gold logo. I felt amazing leaving The Ritz before hitting my next favorite hot spot, the Hotel De Crillon.
My visit wouldn’t be complete without visiting Champs-Elysees and stopping for dinner and macarons at Laduree . I immediately fell in love with their candles and of course their treats. I left with their iconic fragrance Amandine (almond) in a beautiful Laduree green jar with a white. The burn time is 55 hours and when not in use you can still smell the lovely fragrance.
Here are my favorite luxury candles:
Trish McEvoy – 9 Oud – $80.00 – Olfactory Notes (Blackberry, Lavender, Jasmine, Tonka bean, patchouli, sandalwood, musk and Dark Amber) Burn time for 40 hours, housed in shined black jar with gold lid and label.
Laduree – Paris Scented Candle $62.00- Olfactory Notes (Tuberose) Burns for 55 hours – Candles are made in a reusable China Biscuit pot decorated with a cameo
Amandine Scented Candle $62.00 – Olfactory Notes (Bitter Almond) Burns for 55 hours – Candles are made in a reusable China Biscuit pot decorated with a cameo
Jo Malone London – Mimosa and Cardamon -$67.00 Olfactory Notes (Mimosa, cardamon, Tonga bean, sandalwood, heliotrope and damask rose) Burns for 45 hours- Candles stored in glass jars, candles made with soy wax and cotton wicks.
Guerlain– Winter Delice -$80.00 Olfactory Notes (Armoise, Ginger Bread, Patchouli) Candle is stored in beautiful dark color jar with iconic gold and cream label.
Le Labo – Santal 26 Classic Candle -$75.00 Olfactory Notes (Amber, coco, vanilla, cedar, spices, musk and sandalwood) Candles are made with pure soy wax and cotton wick in a heavy glass jar.
Maison Francis Kurkdijan and Maison Baccarrat Rouge 540 – $110.00 Olfactory Notes (Jasmine, Saffron Cedarwood, Ambergris) Burn time 55 hours, stunning candle in porcelain jar with rich red label.
Ritz Paris – Signature Ambre – $87.00 Olfactory Notes( Amber) Candle stored in Limoges porcelain jar, vegetable wax and cotton lead free wick.50 hour burn time.
Tom Ford – Fucking Fabulous – $132.00 Olfactory Notes (Clary sage, lavender, bitter almond, vanilla, leather, orris root, Tonka bean and blonde woods) This explicitly fabulous candle is housed in a square matte black glass. Burns for 40 hours.