Baobab Collection Platinum scented candle with amber, grapefruit and mandarin notes. Double walled platinum finish pot. Handmade candle. Platinum is a very precious metal, thirty times rarer than gold. In the 18th century, its rarity prompted Louis XV to declare that platinum was "the only metal fit for a king". The crown of her majesty Queen Elizabeth I of England (the Queen Mother), was the first British crown to be made in this unique metal.