Sarah (Frances Conroy) wants Mickey (Macaulay Culkin) to sleep over and she tries to convince him by listing the perks of her house.
There’s heat (a pretty basic feature) and the scent of Rigaud candles, which is definitely a luxurious touch. Produced by the French perfume house founded in 1852, these candles conjure an atmosphere of decadent wealth, perfectly in tune with the personality of the writer.
Even if we don’t actually see any candle on screen, I imagine Sarah burning Reine de la Nuit, with top notes of gardenia and freesia, middle notes of jasmine, rose and coriander, and a base note of patchouli.
There’s a Diptyque Baies box on a glass shelf in Limi’s bathroom, a space which features mosaics on the walls and a gorgeous flamingo wallpaper.
When Limi is reunited with her lover Tamio (Tadanobu Asano), we can see that the Diptyque candles by the washbasin are Baies (two of them), Roses and another one which I can’t identify because the front label is not visible. From the colour of the wax I think it could be Opopanax.
Renata is in her bathroom after the lavish disco party she’s thrown for her daughter Amabella. By the sink there are Krigler Charming California 215 scented candle and Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede shower oil.
In the closing scene of the episode, the British gourmet eats half a papaya and raspberries in her bathtub, surrounded by Diptyque Roses candles.
Thanks to Katherine for the id.
When Ally takes Meadow (Leslie Grossman) to the Butchery on Main restaurant, the latter finally discloses the whole cult plot. Before starting the conversation, she takes a candle in a decorative tin from a table display and puts it in her bag.
It’s the Persimmon & Copal candle from the Japonica collection by Voluspa.
The displays includes candles (boxed and unboxed) from the Maison Noir collection by Voluspa.
There are also large candles in embossed glass jars from the Japonica collection again. The ones with the glass jar in light colours are Nissho-Soleil, French Cade Lavender and Mokara.
The ones with the red glass jar are Goji Tarocco Orange.
There’s a Voluspa Classic Maison candle (from the Maison Noir collection) in Ally’s bathroom.
There are a Cire Trudon candle and Penhaligon’s Lavandula hand and nail lotion on Jed’s bedside table.
Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin) wants to convince Jennifer to vote Zayday as new president of the KKT Sorority House, so as to bring Chanel Oberlin down. She reveals one of Chanel’s luxurious habits (burning Diptyque candles once and then throwing them away), promises all those candles to Jennifer, who obviously freaks out, ready to vote whomever she is asked to.
In Chanel’s closet there’s a number of candles, burnt once and then put aside. They’re not real Diptyque candles, but prop masters did a good job in reproducing the main features of the famous French candles – oval label, glass vase and names. None of the names (Iris, Lilac, Lily, 23) is the real name of a Diptyque candle, but they are reminiscent of them. 23 instead of 34? Nice try! Someone in the prop department has done his/her research.
There are a Barr-Co. bubble bath elixir and a Produce candle in Hannah’s bathroom.
Thanks to my reader Sara for the candle id.
Archipelago Botanicals Monogram candle in jasmine and white lily on Lafayette’s mantelpiece.