Now Hot: $500 Candles
Yes, you can spend that much for a high-end scent
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2012 6:43 PM CST

(Newser) – The Wall Street Journal declares that the market for luxury candles is one of this year's holiday winners. People are scooping them up as gifts or indulging themselves, thinking nothing of dropping $50, $100, or even, in the case of a particular candle from Cire Trudon of France, close to $500. What makes them so expensive? It's a little like pricey wines, with descriptions of scents "steeped in earth notes of vetiver and temple incense," and explanations about the proper blending of wax and fragrance.

A quote from a marketing exec at one company might be worth bearing in mind, however: "It's not to say that a more expensive fragrance makes for a better scent experience, but it makes for a great story."

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Dec 9, 2012 4:13 PM CST
For that much you better get a good buzz from burning!
Dec 5, 2012 8:49 AM CST
At least the 1% are being discreet in their literal burning of money. They could have just had their butler roll up a bunch of fifty dollar bills burn them in a silver candle holder.
Nov 29, 2012 6:52 PM CST
The immature egos of the rich and sometimes not so rich never cease to amaze me.