This week, we are enjoying a candle called No. 155 New York, from the White Company. A friend of ours visited the new White Company store in New York shortly after it opened, and was thoughtful enough to bring us back one of their exclusive location candles! This deliciously scented introduction to The White Company will certainly have us seeking out this store the next time we are in London!
The packaging of this candle has a classic feel, and the box itself looks like the New York flagship store. The vessel is a kind of mirrored silver glass, with a nice thick glass bottom (about 1”). The label is very simple and elegant - sparse almost. The candle is a little larger than our typical candle, and thus has 2 wicks. The scent is The White Company’s translation of what 5th Ave is to them. It’s warm, sophisticated, and has become one of our favorites. A rich, flowery, smoky scent - it’s pretty divine, and quite intoxicating. The highlighted ingredients are Cinnamon, Tonka Bean, Oud and Coffee Beans. Though I have neither smelled nor consumed Tonka Bean before, it must be the star of this candle. The FDA has banned Tonka Bean because it has a chemical compound, coumarin, that has been banned since 1954 in the USA. Some people liken the scent of the Tonka Bean to the smell of Opium.
The first burn went well enough, and the next couple of burns left a lopsided wax footprint. The double wick can be tricky when it comes to an even burn, but after about half way through the candle, the wax was burning evenly and cleanly down the sides of the vessel. The scent is quite sticky, which is lucky for us, because we can’t seem to get enough of it! At $56 for the 9.8 oz. candle or $48 for the pack of 2 votives, this candle would make a nice gift for a friend, hostess, or for yourself.
You can purchase your own candle here. Dimensions: 4"H x 3.5" Dia.