Priced at over $1000 per unit, could these be the world’s most expensive candles?

The upcoming wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is quickly becoming a reason for everyone to celebrate. One luxury candle company based in the UK is using to opportunity to launch their most expensive candle yet with a jaw dropping price tag of £750 (around $1,055) each. Called Owen Drew, the candle company was founded by Drew Cockton who says he designed the fragrance for the candle after details regarding the floral arrangements and bouquets to be used in the royal wedding were made public.

So what goes into this luxurious candle? Drew told the Wirral Globe, “I wanted to design something completely luxurious, so used Bulgarian Rose oil and Indian Jasmine oil. They are amongst the most expensive essential oils in the world; for just 1KG over 2 million roses are used. We then added peony notes, since this is the bride’s favourite flower, complimented by Geranium oil from the Nile Delta to enhance the green notes of the foliage. Beech and Birch notes are supported by Cedarwood oil from the Americas. Finally, expensive musks round off the whole fragrance giving it a wonderfully floral finish.”

In addition to the use of precious oils and perfumes, the candles are set in vessels that are made of 24 carat gold and handmade by skilled artisans. Only 12 of these luxurious candles will be created with one to be sent to the Royal couple and one to be donated to The Spider-Ede Appeal. This donation will help fund potentially life-saving treatment for a three-year-old named Edie Molyneux who was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) – a rare and inoperable brain tumor.


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