As someone who would never gift a Yankee Candle and once revealed the secret to that incredible smell at Anthropologie, I consider myself a bit of a candle snob. But even I was stunned when I heard about Ralph Lauren Home's $500 candle.
No, I didn't accidentally add an extra zero and you don't need to get your eyes checked. The Holiday Grand candle really does cost $500. (Well, $495, but let's just round up to count for the tax.) So what makes this one so much more extravagant―and expensive—than the rest? For starters, it's huge.
The jar, which is a deep, berry shade of red, is 7.2" in diameter and 2.2" tall. And, since I know you're wondering, it weighs a whopping seven pounds, forty two ounces. Beyond its size, the quality of this candle is amazing. It's completely handcrafted―even the natural brass cage that the jar rests in is handwoven. Bonus: When you've finished burning your candle, the brass cage can live on in your home, maybe as a tray on your bar cart or a place to hold your keys.
Now for the most important part: the scent. Burning all four wicks of the Holiday Grand will fill your home with notes of evergreen, red currant, and juniper berry. If that combo isn't for you, there's also the Bedford Grand candle―which looks just like the Holiday Grand, except green―with a blend of pine needles, juniper berry, cypress, and vetiver. Now, if spending a few hundred dollars on a candle isn't your thing, you can still snag Ralph Lauren's signature holiday scents. Both scents come in regular-sized as well as mini votive jars and they're all on sale. Merry Christmas to you!
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