[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] My mum has a weakness for Maron Glacé so the number of times I’ve hung around the glacé fruits selection at Harrods, I can’t count. I think that glacé fruit is something you grow into – we always used to get sent a box at Christmas from an elderly relative and felt it to be the worst of things to receive and yet now, as an adult, I look upon an array of glacé fruits with relish. They’re something to enjoy slowly, just a little bit at a time so you can enjoy the amplified fruit in a sticky wash of sugar. They’re syrupy, unctuous and delectable which is represented so nicely in the Diptyque Fruits Confit Candle.

I’m already completely drawn in by the illustrations from British artist, Clym Evernden, who has worked with Liberty and Massimo Dutti amongst many others. They’re the perfect match of whimsy and style to match Diptyque’s limited edition Cafe Collection with the Cafe Verlet, illustrated on the candle box.

There’s something jammy about the intensity of the fragrance – the candle took a while to get going but now I’m getting sweet wafts through the kitchen and it’s making me want a packet of Fruit Pastilles! Before you assume that it’s all stickiness and sugar, the notes of candied plum and orange have been ‘perfumized’ by patchouli and there is a lightly bitter, marmalade-ish, seam running through the throw from the orange.

There’s something very joyful about Diptyque Fruits Confit Candle – and, like its namesake, a little goes a long way. It’s enough to burn until the room is just infused with sweetness and then snuff out only to be tempted back a while later. It’s £59 HERE. What a treat.

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