I kept eyeing this candle on Olfactif's website and when it went from $48 to $38 I knew I was hopeless on holding out any longer.
This Basquiat Blue Amber-Woods candle is 140 grams with a 40 hour burn time. It touts glass from Ligne Blanch Paris, Givaudan fragrance and artwork from Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The notes are deceptively simple: amber and woods. However, it is much more lush and full bodied than it seems.
When I opened the box and looked into the candle I was surprised to see little wood fibers suspended in the paraffin wax. Once lit the wick held strongly and burned steadfast and slow. The wax pooled to the edges after about an hour of burn time. The scent throws medium-strong on my nightstand in the bedroom. And that scent. So eyerollingly good. Sleek drops of golden resinous amber, smooth like suede and brimming with blonde woods and white musk, this candle smells like an elfin queen's intimate bedroom bower, overflowing with sophistication and elegance under the light of a full Hunter's Moon.
The glass is semi-transparent and etched with the stark and energetic art of Jean-Michel Baquiat. I will be saving this glass holder long after the plush amber woods scented wax is long gone.
There are two other candles that caught my eye as well... a mint one and a cinnamon caramel one. I may have to revisit Olfactif soon. Plus I really would love another Laudano Nero candle to cherish.
Do you have any candles burning by your bedside or in your home?