Covet: Diptyque Holiday Candle in Hiver (Winter)

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Every year Diptyque releases a collection of limited edition candles for the holidays. It’s usually a trio of scents. This year the one that calls out to me is Hiver (Winter), “a breath of smoky woods and roast chestnuts, enveloped in precious balms.”

The glass containers are designed by the artist collective Qubo Gas.

Hard to resist, no?


Quick Reads: Annabelle Gurwitch on “Free Samples”

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I really enjoyed writer-comedian-actor Annabelle Gurwitch’s short essay about free samples, “The Treasure in a Small Package,” as published in The New York Times over the weekend. You can read it here.

Gurwitch begins,

“You’d think I had asked for a swatch from the Shroud of Turin. That’s how my request for a free sample of La Prairie went over with the sales associate at the Bloomingdale’s cosmetic counter…”

Image: Catherine Keener and Jennifer Aniston in “Friends with Money.”



500th Post on Tinsel Creation!


According to WordPress, this is my 500th post on Tinsel Creation…. and I still can’t decide on just one topic for my blogging. I hope you’ve enjoyed all my thoughts on perfumes, lipsticks, art, books, and NYC oddities over the past two-and-a-half years. I’ll continue to wear several hats (ha!), and I hope that you’ll keep reading.