Category Archives: Candles

Things We Love: Diptyque Feu de Bois

In NYC most of us don’t have fireplaces at home, so the best we can do on a snowy cold night (like last night) is put on a fireplace dvd and light up some candles.  The best candle when you’re missing a fireplace is the Diptyque Feu de Bois candle!  Scent: Wood Fire “The warm, familiar, sophisticated accord of rare woods throughout the long winter days”.

photo credit: Diptyque Paris

At $60 for the standard size candle, these are certainly expensive candles but the quality is commensurately high as well.  Each candle burns approx. 50 – 60 hours. They are made with a high quality vegetable/paraffin wax mix and cotton, lead-free wicks.  And, of course they are made in France.  I also love the fact that they sell a candle lid ($22).  One of my biggest pet peeves is dusty candle wax (have you ever tried to clean this? Urg, not fun.), so a cover takes care of that problem!  The cover also apparently helps preserve the candle’s aroma.