Tocca Stella Candela Luxe Collection Will Capture all of Your Senses.

Tocca Stella

For the most part this blog focuses on makeup, but as a self-proclaimed lover of all things beauty related, I find it an absolute duty to feature products outside the realm of cosmetics that bring me just as much joy.  Today’s object of affection centers around an item of true beauty–Tocca Stella Candela Luxe Collection ($54 USD/ 287g).  This exquisitely packaged candle not only looks intoxicating, but the emitted scent is sure to capture all of your senses.  I hope you enjoy.

Tocca Stella

Tocca Stella Candela

  • Stella is house in a sturdy cardboard canister that has the most uplifting message scribed under the top:  LOVE YOURSELF.  The same inspiring message is etched under the metal top that sits directly on top of the candle.
  • The metal top is quite substantial and thoughtfully scalloped at the edges to fit the glass perfectly. This metal disc adds a certain glistening charm to the base of the glass when the candle is lit in the evening.
  • The heavy frosted scalloped glass holder is not only unbelievable sturdy, but attractive. Unlike some higher-end candles in this price range, that are composed of simple glass designs, Tocca (which means touch in Italian) looks and feels unique and elegant.
  • This is not the type of container one thoughtlessly discards after the candle is consumed.  I can completely envision using the empty glass container as a vase for some roses, or a holder for my makeup brushes, or even as a decorative pen holder for my desk–the possibilities are endless.

Tocca Stella

  • The beautifully fragrant scent of Italian Blood Oranges is quite powerful even before lighting the candle.
  • This is not the type of candle that should burn for hours on end.  On the contrary, I find in just 20 minutes the air is infused with the most complex notes of Bitter Orange and Blood Orange and White Freesia.  According to the perfume version of Stella, the other middle and bottom notes consist of Wild Diamond Orchids, Spicy Lily, Sheer Musk, and Sandalwood.
  • Of course burning time is a very personal preference.  Some people may enjoy a more robust aroma, which is achieved with a longer burning time.  Personally, I prefer the outcome of a shorter burning time which produces a subtle lingering fragrance.
  • This is also the type of candle that burns slowly and evenly. **Update: After burning the candle for a month, a dip in the center has developedhowever the candle does indeed evaporate slowly.**  In one instance, I did burn Stella for an hour straight and it seemed as if the wax barely evaporated.  Frankly, I cannot foresee finishing this candle anytime soon.
  • Each candle is hand-poured and made in Canada.  The quality glass, wax and lead-free wick is a case of, “You get what you pay for.”

Tocca Stella

  • Originally, I placed precious Stella on my coffee table.  The clean fresh fragrance was described by many as being quite luxurious.  🙂

Tocca Stella Candela

  • Currently, Stella sits comfortably on my dresser.  I find the hypnotizing dancing flame coupled with the rich intoxicating aroma, relaxes me after a long day.  Not to mention, the fragrance makes my bedroom smell amazing the day after.
  • Tocca Candela Lux comes in four distinct fragrances: Cleopatra, Stella, Bianca, Giulietta.

**Tocca Stella Candela Lux can be found at Nordstrom, Sephora, Barneys, and Bluemercury.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Tocca Stella Candela Lux is an exceptional piece of work.  This Italian beauty is sure to captivate anyone.  As Stella thoughtfully suggests, always love yourself, with a little “me time” by curling up with a good book, a cold beverage and of course, a quality candle.  🙂 Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.


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A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.


  1. Pricey, but insanely gorgeous! The packaging has this 18th century, extravagant vibe that I really dig!

  2. OOO is that you in the photo? So cute!

    I’ve heard about Tocca. A lot of my favorite blogging buddies seem to enjoy the brand. Since I don’t have easy access, so far I haven’t tried anything. I am always game for a good candle tho! The packaging of this one is EXQUISITE!

    • Hello Sunny,

      Thank you so much Sunny, that little guy is my son 10 1/2 years ago.

      This was my first venture into the Tocca Candle arena and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Although the candle may seem quite an expense, the packaging is to die for and worth every penny.


  3. I love Tocca Candles although they are pricey. However, I find they emit the best fragrance within the house than any febreze like spray which makes me ill. Since, I am scared to light my candles, I usually use a candle warmer (aka mug warmer) and just leave it on for hours.

    I could actually smell the candle while reading your post! Smells nice! By the way, whose baby pic is that?

    Great review!

    • Hello Olivia,

      These candles are pricy indeed, but the packaging is so well made and the fragrance is amazing.

      That little guy in the photo is my youngest son from 10 1/2 years ago. The burning flame in front of his little face just puts a smile on my face at the end of a long day.

      Thank you so much my friend.


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