This year, diptyque glorifies the rose, with a candle specially created for the occasion In a limited edition, bearing the sweet name of Rosa Mundi. A name that sounds like... an ancient rose, descendant of the famous Damask rose... and a love story that has become a myth over the centuries. According to the legend, the name of this variety was inspired by Rosamund Clifford, a woman of great beauty, and mistress to King Henry II of England Known as Rosamund the Fair, or Rose of the World, in 1176 she was poisoned by Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry’s Queen, who was madly jealous of her. Devastated by grief, and forever inconsolable, the King wished to commemorate the woman he had loved so much So on every anniversary of their meeting, he demanded that her grave be covered in this particular variety of rose. A surprising scent... soothing, romantic and sparkling. A seductive setting... To make this candle an exceptional gift, diptyque has given it a totally new packaging and graphic design The original case combines two modes of graphical expression particular to the brand: the black ink design and the furnishing fabric, which have strong roots in the company’s origins. The Palladian motif on the background is displayed here in soft pink and mauve shades As a final touch, ink-drawn petals swirl around the four sides of the case, giving the rose a new burst of aromas. The white lacquered glass is in the famous oval shape, but on this occasion is enveloped in an armful of pale pink roses with velvety petals and delicate foliage traced in black ink. A genuine decorative object that will look delightful in your lounge, bedroom or bathroom, a real work of art.