Thursday, July 24, 2008

Henri-diculous

Someone gave me this Henri Bendel candle for my birthday, because apparently they think my apartment reeks*. I fired it up for the first time tonight** and for real, this place smells fantastic. I'll probably spend the evening luring some orphans inside so I can bake them into a pie.

*And they thought my birthday was worth $26 plus tax.
** It was either burn the synthetic cinnamon bark or do a variety of disinfectant-related chores that would've kept me away from important tasks like thinking globally, acting locally drawing a picture of a snake eating a smaller snake, wondering if I'd need a permit to raise bees in my guest room, and sulking.

21 comments:

Phil said...

I once bought a lemon-scented candle that didn't so much scent my apartment as set off my smoke alarm repeatedly. Yeah, it was quality.

Victoria said...

I hate candles. With a burning (ha!) passion.

Someone got me pumpkin pie candles once-- a whole bunch of them.

Maybe if my dating life was better, I'd have a use for candles... but really, how many people who are getting some on a regular basis light up the candles to spice up the mood? Um, not so much. It's more "Well, I guess I'll take off this old t-shirt I sleep in now and have 7 minutes of something"-- which brings me back to my original hatred of candles.

But it's nice that someone wanted to spend $26 on you. Even if it was for a piece of chemically infused wax with a string running through it.

Robbie said...

Do you think society will ever get to a place where no one makes a "does someone think I/it smells?" when getting a fragrant based present?

My missus, having asked for a bunch of stuff from Lush (I don't know if you have it in US, but it's a company that sells very pretty and wide range of fun soaps/bath bombs) still said "does everyone think I smell?" when opening her presents.

I have a dream, that one day....

Kristina said...

A candle that cost $26?! Something is not right with the world when you can get one candle or 26 things from the dollar store.

The Clandestine Samurai said...

It works. I mean, that's what I used to get the orphans, but I did not use enough sugar and the pie came out tasteless.

Gilahi said...

Actually, I'm a bit more interested in the undercurrent of the drawing of snake eating a smaller snake. Have you considered a deeper examination of that?

d said...

my mom is the Queen of Candles. the woman goes apeshit for candles. the other night we had a big party at my parents house and someone asked her if she had any candles to improve the lighting on the deck and my sisters and i just groaned, as she excitedly broke out 13 candles that appeared so fast i think they might have been in her pocket.

Xenia said...

I don't know if a candle that causes Titus Andronicus-like tendencies is a good thing. Just saying...

Jenn N Butter said...

I love candles! But not enough to pay 26 dollars for one.

Also I think the boxerbeast would probably have a fit if you got another pet. Especially if the pet was a colony of bee's.

He doesn't seem like the forgiving type.

lfar said...

Even by the picture you can tell it smells good. Is it the typography?

Also, spending the evening sulking is the best. So necessary sometimes, hey?

lacochran said...

"And they thought my birthday was worth $26 plus tax."

You mean there are people that pay full price for candles? I think not. When you buy someone a candle, it's like saying "I don't want to spend much money and I don't know you enough to know what you like." Sweet, really.

Katelin said...

i don't think i've bought myself a candle in a long time, all have been gifts. are people trying to tell me something? haha.

Tina said...

Just found your blog and have spent the last 20 minutes or so laughing. Well worth a $26 candle. So if the person who gave you the candle is a friend IRL, you got gypped.

yoritomo said...

And old, people who give other people candles are old.

Tuffy said...

You know, people used to be grateful for the gift of fire. Kids today are so spoiled.

UrbanVox said...

just a curiosity...
what was on that candle? I mean... hallucinogenic substance-wise...
hehehehe

Random Esquire said...

God, Orphans smell so good when cooking.

Muse said...

Those candles are the best - they are worth the $26. Seriously. I know that sounds crazy, but they are soooo fabulous.

Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

I'm gonna be honest, I love me a pricey candle.

Alexandreena said...

I hate candles. And tend to dislike , or at least be very suspicious of, people who gift candles.
But a $26 candle? That's insanity! I would have preferred they gifted me the cash in nickels and dimes.

*Holley* said...

Henri Bendel candles are absolutely the best and worth every penny!