You probably haven’t paid this much for a candle before. Because you haven’t bought one of these Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can scented candles.
That’s right, a pop-art candle and one I would worry about ever lighting. But they are designed to be lit and to be fair, the packaging means you do get some mileage out of it well after the smell has died away.
Talking of smells, there are three candles, each based on Warhol’s 1962 interpretation of the classic Campbell’s Soup Can and each with its very own fragrance.
The pink and red is Tomato Leaf (combining tomato leaf, basil leaf and mint leaf), pink and green is Gazpacho (tomato leaf and cucumber) while turquoise and yellow is Pop Wood (fig, incense, cedar and musk). All of those fragrances have been created by Givaudan. I think there should be a blue and purple one too, but I can’t find it listed anywhere.
Each one is encased in a glass canister featuring the pop art print and each is sold in an Andy Warhol cardboard gift box. That’s right, this has gift potential written all over it.
As I said, as candles go these are on the pricey side. But most candles are in cases that are designed to be disposed of. But you really wouldn’t want to dispose of these, which should earn their keep as pieces of interior design for some years.
That price? Each one retails for £50.