John Galliano Candle, Diptyque
Diptyque's Essence of John Galliano Candle - De rigueur, de rigueur, de rigueur. As one of Diptyque's hopelessly smitten customers, John Galliano realized it was only a matter of time before he would approach the renowned French candle wizards in his efforts to create a candle for his eponymous fragrance line. Two of his absolute faves are the �Feu de Bois� and �Myhrre� (the man has taste); needless to say, Diptyque was only to happy to oblige.
In order to capture John Galliano�s vivid personality and his dazzling body of work, Diptyque has concocted a candle of unparalleled depth and mystery and sexiness. It's evocative of a blazing fire of birch and cypress and hickory in a Vermont ski lodge - reflecting the rugged and earthy but sophisticated and elegant nature of the designer - and his candle.
At its heart is a voluptuous and wild woody accord, imaginatively offset by iris and topped off with vanilla and musk. Egad.
The packaging of the Galliano candle incorporates both John Galliano�s trademark logo (English broadsheet with semi-Gothic characters on a sepia base) and, of course, the inimitable and brilliant Diptyque logo. The beloved and classic Diptyque oval surrounds Galliano's broadsheet, resulting in a disarmingly simple design alliance that does the candle proud indeed.
Mr. Galliano has this to say: "Creating the candle was like going on a magical voyage.
It has brought back the savor of numerous travels, real or imaginary, that I have done over the years � the fragrance of an orthodox church in Saint Petersburg, the scent of birch wood used in the American West so lovingly depicted in Edward Curtis photographs that I cherish in my collection.
Every time I light this candle these images and many more come rushing to me.
We hope that we have achieved our goal � to create a scent that would inspire and induce creativity."
To that we'd have to add: "And then some".
3" diameter X 3.75" tall
Burn time: 50-60 hours
Perfectly safe, lead-free all-cotton wick