The holiday season is definitely here: the Christmas tree is being set up, the gifts are starting to be wrapped, Christmas lights and wreaths are taken out of their storage. But as much as the holidays are a feast for the eyes, your nose wants to get in the spirit as well. The holidays just wouldn't be the same without that certain aroma that takes you down Christmas memory lane. It's an important part of the season, don't you agree?
It's time to indulge in one of the most atmospheric seasonal traditions—lighting decadent scented candles. And when it comes to that, nobody can do it better than the French fragrance brand Diptyque.
Year in and year out, Diptyque has wowed us with its wonderful limited-edition holiday sets, and this year is no different. Featuring a collaboration with German illustrator, artist, and designer Olaf Hajeck, the brand's holiday collection, aptly called Lucky Charms, reinterprets popular and colorful themes found in art by using universal symbols that bring people luck, protection, and harmony.
A Whole Year of Happiness
According to the French fragrance brand, candle flames symbolize the sun, as well as its daily returns. Using the medium of scent with the Lucky Charms candles, one can burn the Lucky Flower for good luck, Blissful Amber to encourage harmony, and Protective Pine for protection. And then make a wish before extinguishing the flame to put the ingredients at work.
The Lucky Flower candle brings good luck to those who light it. Its notes of rose, clove, and anise are used to start the year off on the right note. Symbols of good fortune from around the world such as the four-leaf clover and maneki-neko cat adorn this candle, while the red color brings us the energy needed to seize its luck.
Meanwhile, the Blissful Amber candle helps one to find serenity and balance. The scent mixes amber, geranium, and lavender, with the softness of musk. The lucky charms, the horseshoe, the holly branch, and the ladybug, as well as the color blue, spread the message of serenity and wisdom for the festive season and the year to come.
Finally, the Protective Pine candle covers those who light its protective aura. Featuring notes of Siberian and Balsam fir, cedar, and the aromatic notes of basil and sage, this green candle is decorated with the shooting star, the dream catcher, and the beetle—all symbols of hope against malevolent spirits.
Diptyque's limited-edition holiday collection also features a Set of 12 scented candles, each representing the signs of the Zodiac, Carousel Candle, Giant Ambre Candle, Glass Candle Holder, Snow Globe, Protective Pine Scented Interior Spray, Set of Four Do Son Fragrance Gestures, and the Advent Calendar, which includes 25 candles, eau de toilette, eau de parfum, and skin-care products.