Monday, February 15, 2016

Tiziana Terenzi: Laudano Nero Candle



Ever crave a really nice candle? I mean... a really nice candle? One you would probably only buy once a year, or decade. Or lifetime. This is one of those candles. I fell madly in love with the scent Laudano Nero from Tiziana Terenzi that I sampled from my December Olfactif box. I noticed immediately that Olfactif offered the candle as well in that scent. It weighed indulgently on my mind ever since. Then Tara, doll that she is, mentioned I could use my pseudo-employee discount on anything I wanted. Well, hello candle of my dreams! 


Come to mama.


And she did.


The price runs $95 for a 500 gram, 120 hour burning candle. The Terenzi's are a third generation Italian family that have been creating and perfecting candles for decades. They began by making candles for churches and have innovated their wax and scents over the years to expand and include perfumes as well. 


The candle features glass, a 24-karat gold design, a porcelain lid, two wood wicks, vegetable wax and high quality fragrances. 

The candle throws beautifully, scenting my whole living room and kitchen area. The haunting fragrance of Laudano Nero translates beautifully into wax and home fragrance. It is indeed a "black opium" scent with powdery woods, rich labdanum and a noir vibe. The flames burned bright, the wood wicks contributed their characteristic crackle and the wax pooled softly, evenly and at a slow steady pace. 


Have you ever had an urge to buy a high-end candle? 

All I can say is...I have no regrets. <3 And yes Darby, there really was gold in it. ;-)

10 comments:

  1. Black opium?! Absolutely beautiful. Looks like it's worth every penny! Please enjoy, guilt-free!!

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    1. Thanks Kevin! You know us candle lovers have to just scratch some itches sometimes. Hope you have a great week!

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  2. Candle Porn!!!! - love it Ellisa

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    1. Lol!!! <3 I am about to put a lighter to my Diptyque I bought off Hautelook.

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  3. Yum! This really is a luxurious candle from the looks and sounds of it! I love the presentation and I can see using the container after the wax is burned up.

    I've had several urges to buy high-end candles, but have yet to take the plunge. Maybe one day!

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    1. Absolutely. I will keep the jar for storage of something or other. Are there any particular brands calling your name?

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  4. I love it! There better be gold flakes for that price. Lol It really is a stunning candle though.

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    1. <3 And worth it. I am officially a crazy candle lady.

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