Meghan Markle’s Favorite Luxe Candle Brand Just Launched a Cocktail (and It’s as Fancy as You’d Expect)

Admittedly, we know way too much about the Duchess of Sussex. Hey, at least we're not in denial.

Meghan Markle, who became a mega-celeb and literal royalty seemingly overnight, likes children's books by Shel Silverstein, homemade acai bowls and those fancy-schmancy Diptyque candles that run $80 a pop. (Same, same and—if we could afford them—same.)

The company famously provided the fragrance for Harry and Meghan's royal wedding last May in the form of floral-scented candles and room sprays for St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle and in the rooms where the Duke and Duchess prepared for their special day, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

So when we heard the bougie French candle company—whose iconic black-and-white labels are the staple of every blogger's desk Instagram—launched a cocktail served in its trademark jars, we sorta flipped. (Come on: You know you’ve sniffed at least one fancy candle and wished there were an edible version.)

Served exclusively at the St. Cloud rooftop bar in the Knickerbocker Hotel in NYC, the Diptyque cocktail is the first of its kind. It's called Hesperides’ Garden (again, so fancy it hurts) and combines bergamot liquor, honey, vodka and lemon juice for a citrusy summer sipper.

The Knickerbocker is the first and only hotel to feature Diptyque’s signature cocktail, as well as provide guest amenities from the luxury French perfumer in every hotel room. 

Unfortunately, the fancy drink served in the brand’s iconic candle vessel is only available 'til fall 2019.

So, forget royal protocol. Permission to sprint to the St. Cloud and order up a batch of these gorgeous (and super 'Gram-worthy) cocktails? Granted.


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