I was so hesitant to buy this because of the price. I wanted to get a house warming gift for a friend who had basically everything they needed. I brought the gift to their house warming party and everyone's eyes widened in amazement when my friends opened the gift! I hadn't seen it in person because I requested it to be gift wrapped by Bigelow's (nice job, by the way) but it was the most beautiful candle I had ever seen. Everyone just gasped at how beautiful it was. I hate to say it...but my gift got the best reaction from the whole pile of gifts they were opening. (yes...it secretly gave me satisfaction to give the best gift). It seems decadent to spend so much money on a candle, but this is a piece of art! I'm taking the plunge now and buying one for myself.