I am not a candle girl by any means. I'm bougie, but I'm not that bougie. I have no desire to drop a few hundred at Diptyque. I was gifted an Apotheke candle once by J.Crew because I spend an extraordinary amount of money with them, and customer spend means you get a shout out, so I will buy that candle again, but only when they're marked down to $14. I just don't see the point in paying so much for wax.
However the holidays are fast approaching and I know people are trying to come up with cool gift ideas to take home so I thought I'd drop a brand I use that is decidedly French. French with a history French.
|The bust candles are so cute|
Their busts and cameos are really cute. You can régale everyone with a bust of Napoleon (bonus points if your friend is English). What’s a more French gift than a French heritage brand in the shape of the world’s most famous French?
I don't use their candles. Yes, I know... I had one once, and while I really don't see the point in dropping 85€ on a candle, gifts are different. I will spend lots of money on other people (one of my love languages is giving gifts). Candle people are really particular about wax and such, and I swear you can’t go wrong with these. They’re considered the best.
While I think candles are a waste of money, I will however drop 160€ on their diffusers (which they also sell). I love a really good smelling home, and they are very strong. When you walk up to my front door you can smell it from the hallway.
My home smells like Ernesto. I love manly leather and tobacco smells (it's a bit spicy and oud), so Ernesto is the scent for me. But I suggest you sniff them out for yourself. Just remember to smell the cloche and not the candle. You’ll probably get a very French look of displeasure if you sniff wrong.
I also suggest checking out their site to learn more about their [prestigious] history and techniques: Trudon.com