14 In Candle Review

Rosa Mundi by Diptyque: A Valentine’s Dream

Wax Type: High quality vegetable and paraffin wax blend

Burn Time: 50–60 hours

Throw: Medium

Notes: Damascena, the damask rose; and centifolia, the May rose

Room Recommendation: Living room or bedroom

The brand’s limited edition release in celebration of Valentine’s Day, Diptyque’s Rosa Mundi embodies that feeling when you’re walking hand-in-hand with you’re love and the first warm spring breeze hits your cheek after a long, cold winter. Expertly blending roses and soft powder, this candle exudes the freshness and rejuvenation that comes with the changing of seasons or a new romance, making anything seem possible.

Named for the mistress of Henry II, this fragrance captures all of its namesake’s sweetness, charm, and beauty. Rosamund Clifford, also known as Rosa Mundi (Latin for “rose of the world”), caught the attention of many during her life, inspiring songs, poems, and paintings. She was said to have been the embodiment of spring love itself, exuding grace in her every step.

Remembered for millennia following her passing, Rosamund became known as the “rose of the world” because she was famous for always smelling of roses. Like Rosamund herself, Diptyque’s Rosa Mundi smells of roses with a hint of powdery sweetness. I like to burn this candle while I’m working during the day, and again in the evening to relax.

With its soft fragrance, Rosa Mundi isn’t too overpowering. Instead, its even burn complements a sweet night at home with your love, reading romantic poetry to one another while sipping champagne and indulging in some delightful macarons.

Plus, the vessel is absolutely beautiful. The candle comes wrapped in an intricate green and floral paper created by wallpaper designer and restorer Antoinette Poisson. Each Valentine’s Day, Diptyque collaborates with a different artist to create a unique candle, and I feel like they really nailed it this year. The love story, the fresh roses, and the gorgeous vessel capture the essence of Valentine’s Day, wrapped in a sweet and pretty package—a fragrant bouquet of flowers to last all year long.

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  • Lily
    February 18, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I love burning this candle!

  • Kathy
    February 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I love how you share the backstory of the candle! I love your blog!

    • Naadine Koi
      February 18, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you so much Kathy!

  • Chloe
    February 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    You are so talented! ???

  • James
    February 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I want some macarons!

    • Naadine Koi
      February 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      James, they were so yummy! 😀

  • Ellie
    February 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Have you tried their room spray yet?

    • Naadine Koi
      February 18, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      I’ve tried the Baies room spray, I love it.

  • Grace
    February 18, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I love your photos Naadine! ❤️

    • Naadine Koi
      February 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you Grace! 😀

  • Vic
    February 18, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I just ordered it!

    • Naadine Koi
      February 18, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      Hooray! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

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