Diptyque Holiday Candles 2013
Every year, Diptyque presents a special line of candles in celebration of the Holiday season. This year, a new chapter unfolds with a fantastical reinterpretation of the Diptyque aesthetic: The Festival of Lights!
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Every year, Diptyque presents a special line of candles in celebration of the Holiday season. This year, a new chapter unfolds with a fantastical reinterpretation of the Diptyque aesthetic. Long been intrigued by Tse & Tse's poetic uniqueness, Diptyque had offered them "carte blanche" to design the new collection, and they have done it, adding plenty of color! The 2 companies, which share ethical & aesthetic similarities, and whose names both express a fruitful duality, are launching a new festical of light. Symbolizing renewal, the radiance of life, and the advent of the new year, the festival of light is celebrated all over the world in India, Thailand and France.
Diptyque looks to the unknown in search of the ultimate perfection, a fortuitous happenstance that gives each design that extra burst of life. It's highly diverse inspirations-curiousity about other lands, its respect for expertise-form the backdrop to its past and to its present. Each object designed by Tse & Tse's founders, Catherine Levy and Sigolene Prebois, expresses the joy of continuous reinvention without losing sight of its core values. While their approach to the established codes may seem casual, they take the spirit and poetry of objects very seriously. The fruit of this alliance takes its form in these three new scented candles. The oval emblem with its dancing letters is not understood readily, inviting one to piece together its meaning, and the stage has been set.
Tse & Tse has captured the essence and reinterpreted it in its own way. Imagine a lantern whose colors emit light, a playful alphabet with mysterious signs, a secret language of magical words? How should one interpret this? The small, discernible character in the middle of the image certainly sends out a joyful message. When the wick is lit, the light flickers, like will-o' -the-wisps, through the little openings in each label. Color frames each transformation. Green, orange and purple are illuminated with a golden luster, imparting both life and elusive qualities as rich and varied as the scents for which settings they provide.