Why Are Fancy Candles So Expensive?
I’ll be honest. The price tag of some luxury candles can be eye-watering. But there is a very good reason the chicest candles don’t come cheap. Primarily the scent; the main reason for loving them in the first place. High-end brands usually engage a perfumer to concoct those intoxicating scents, with the same delicacy and art that would go into a perfume you’d spritz on your wrist. They also tend to have a much higher level of fragrance compared to lower-end options for a better “throw” (that’s perfume-speak for how well the scent fills a space) and use high-quality oils which can also be exxy.
In fact, luxe brand Cire Trudon still make their candles the same way they did when they started nearly four centuries ago; hand-poured in small batches to ensure the scent is evenly distributed throughout the wax in the candle. This way, you’re not overwhelmed by the first few inches and thoroughly disappointed by the time you get to the bottom.
And then there’s all the extra attention to details. The label, the look, the packaging. It’s not just a candle, it’s an experience. (Tell that to your accountant!)
Here are four to proudly display, light and enjoy.
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