Liberty and Diptyque... it's like strawberries and cream; put together, they compliment each other perfectly. Both brands have quality, heritage and luxury rooted in their values so it would only make sense that they come together to create something special.
The results of their collaboration is a limited edition scented candle called Insolite. The packaging it is in itself absolutely stunning featuring the iconic Needingworth and Peacock Liberty print.
However, it isn't the sight of the box that hits you first. It is the warm, rich scent of the candle that draws you in. The scent is so strong that it escapes through the box and still manages to fill a room.
I was actually given this candle as a present about 6 months ago but because it is so beautiful, I couldn't bare to remove it from the box.
However, as we move into Autumn I thought it was time to part with the packaging and let the candle take pride of place on my dresser. As noted, Insolite is a warm scent, meaning it's much better suited to Autumn/Winter. According to the description by Liberty (which is obviously much more accurate than me trying to describe it) the scent is a rich blend of cardamon, clove, orange, juniper, white thyme... and a few other things! But for me, it is the clove that really comes through giving it a very Christmassy feel and although it is not mentioned in the description, I think there is a definite aroma of cinnamon when I burn it.
As it's a Diptique candle, it burns very cleanly and evenly. Once blown out the scent lingers for a while and another plus is that the it does not burn quickly. It's my pet hate when you burn candles for a couple hours and they disappear. As this is quite pricey (£45) you would expect the wax to burn slowly and it definitely does.
Insolite would be the perfect comforting candle on a snowy winters evening... ahh it's almost worth the pain of a cold winter just to recreate the vision.