In a Venn diagram of things-we-love, in which ‘Christmas’, ‘candles’ and ‘unicorns’ sit firmly in each segment, we’ve yet to come across anything that sits squarely in the centre, ticking all three ‘Basic’ millennial boxes. Until now.
Diptyque has released a special edition ‘unicorn-scented candle’ just in time for Christmas, which reportedly smells like ‘fir needles, Hinoki wood and mint’. According to the description on its website, it ‘embodies harmony and beauty’ with the mythical unicorn inspiring a candle ‘reminiscent of the invigorating scents of majestic conifers’. With an aesthetically-pleasing black jar and intricate golden unicorn design, plus festive green wax, it’s sure to bring a little Christmassy cheer to any household.
If unicorns aren’t quite your thing, there’s also a dragon-scented candle and a phoenix-scented candle, which come in red and blue respectively. The description of the dragon one in particular is amazing, reading: ‘It is said that in a fight, the goddess Athena grabbed a dragon by the tail, swung it around her head, and then cast it into the heavens among the stars. Guardian of the garden of the Hesperides, the dragon evokes the colour red and the warmth of a fire. Blood orange from Italy, smokey wood and cloves crackling joyfully in a burning fire.’ Quite.
Can’t make up your mind? You can buy all three as part of a Diptyque Holiday Collection gift set, but why get them for a friend when you can keep them for yourself?
Shop the best beauty advent calendars now below:
Jo Malone Advent Calendar
There's nothing more festive than a beautifully packaged parcel from Jo Malone, but who says such excitement should be saved for Christmas day? Behind these 24 colourful doors you will find mini fragrances, candles and body lotions in some of Jo Malone's signature scents.
On sale: 1st November