Now Burning: Le Feu Violet


Mornings in the Gloffice include two things: caffeination and matches. The caffeine because we're human. The matches serve a dual purpose. First, for when Eunice lights a stick of sacred Palo Santo wood, believed to bring healing and cleansing benefits to its surroundings (apparently also great for mosquitoes). And second, to light one of the numerous candles scattered about—one in the powder room, one in the conference room (real name TBD—"The Library"? "Champagne Room"?), and sometimes one on the most uncluttered desk, because: fire hazards. The best ones will be featured here, in our newest column "Now Burning." First up, Le Feu De L'Eau Le Feu Violet.

Summer can be a daunting time for candle enthusiasts. No one wants to be hit in the face with a wall of fragrance when the median temperature is 85ºF with 90% humidity. Le Feu Violet is a candle to light on even the muggiest of days. Rather than screaming, "Hey everyone, this candle I'm burning smells so freaking great!" Le Feu offers the subtle suggestion that you and everything you own just smells that nice naturally. The grapefruit and tobacco notes balance each other, keeping the scent from being too girly or overpowering. Plus, it's substantial: the wax, hand-sculpted underwater (!!!!!), has lasted a good, long while, promising a summer full of good smells. Another plus: it's pretty! Vertical, streamlined, tie-dye. Fancy tie-dye candles, you heard it here first. Maybe we were onto something back in our lava lamp days...

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  • Angella

    wow, that definitely looks groovy :~)

  • Chantel

    I love candles.

  • Sarah

    Haven't seen anything like this before. Really pretty! I can imagine a few lined up outside in summer for a party!


  • Clever Girl Reviews

    OHHH, that sounds/looks great!

  • bunnygrrrl3000

    I'm so over beauty sites trying to get me to throw down $60 for a fucking candle.

    • Rita

      Finally! A voice of common sense! Live frugal and laugh your way to the bank!

  • Cathy

    How about "the Glonference Room"? Or hold a naming contest!

  • hellosunshine

    Curious about the nailpolish... Can I get an ID please? :)

  • Alice Dennard

    This was the candle that almost broke my "Don't pay more than $30 for a candle" rule. It's just so beautiful. I want all the scents!

  • CGJones

    you definitely need to interview Jo & Wendy who make these candles. They are amazing ladies.

  • Kay Ann

    That picture is so gorgeous. Please share the polish name!

  • Bertiebeetle

    All about a regular candle column! I have the black jonathan adler muse going at the moment which honestly I bought for the holder but it's actually smelling pretty good so far.


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