The first time you use your diptyque candle, let it burn for at least 2 hours or until all the wax on the surface has become liquid. This will prevent the wax from tunneling down around the wick. For your candle to burn evenly, make sure the wick is centered and trimmed (ideal length of 3mm to 5mm). Do not light the candle when less than 5mm of wax is left at the bottom or when the wick tripod is visible. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Do not place a lit candle in a draught or in direct contact with a surface that has a fine finish and is not heat resistant. Never move a candle that is lit or in a liquid state. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not place near curtains.