This has probably never been done before: you burn a candle and hope you might find a diamond, while delicate scents of hand-produced fragrances from Grasse, the centre of the French perfume industry, fill the air. The Popup candles are the brainchild of two childhood friends – French diamond dealer Victor Van de Rosieren and designer Gaulthier Malard. The candles come in five different scents, which range from oriental to fruity, and are made from natural wax by craftsmen from Brittany. The small candles burn for 10 hours and the medium-sized ones burn for 60 hours. Every 50th candle conceals a certified, high-quality diamond – either .15 or .25 carats, depending on the size of the candle. What a brilliant idea.
Popup candle, from €23
Nägele & Strubell, Graben 27, 1010 Vienna, +43 (0)1 533 7022