Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Diptyque Candles

As most of you know if you follow me on Instagram, I love candles and Diptyque candles are definitely my faves. I get asked a lot on Instagram what ones I own and what ones I recommend. So I thought it was time I did a post, not only to talk about what my favorite scents are but why I love them so much!
Diptyque first opened its doors in Paris on 34 boulevard Saint-Germain in 1961. It was started by three friends, all with backgrounds in décor and fine arts. Diptyque perfumes, candles and home fragrances are now sold around the world in many department stores and shops, including many flagship boutiques throughout Europe and the US. I wish they would open one here in Toronto! 
Besides loving so many of the different candle scents Diptyque offers, I must admit I was first drawn to the black and white label and package design. I know I have mentioned this in a couple of my instagram posts, but for those of you that don't know I took a package design course along with a font design course in College. I have always been a sucker for beautiful labels, fonts and packaging especially in black and white, the simpler the better.

If you are in Canada or the US, Saks, Holt Renfrew and Neiman Marcus all carry Diptyque. If you don’t live in Canada or the US Click HERE to find a location that carries Diptyque.

I suggest going in and smelling all the scenes yourself so you can get a real feel for the line and pick scents that you love and feel go well together. Most of the candles burn really well together and bring out the fragrances of each other. 
But of course if you just want to order online and trust my tastes I would highly recommend getting the Set of Mini Candles with Baies, Figuier and Roses. It is a great set for a new collector (also makes for a great gift!) they are probably the 3 most popular scents and they are 3 of my faves especially Figuier! I also own the Figuier room spray.  

Other scents I recommend are Jasmin, Tubéreuse, Mimosa - it’s seriously AMAZING - and Geranium Rose, all floral scenes. I have always navigated towards fresh floral fragrances in both my candles and perfumes. My two favorite flowers are Lilly of the Valley and Lotus, which I first smelled when I was in Egypt as the Lotus is their national flower. If you have not smelled it before I highly recommend it!

Other great Diptyque candles are Patchouli, Ambre and Feu de Bois. I also recently got Oud as a gift and though it’s not a scent I would usually choose it’s growing on me, it’s very woody.
Last but not least my final Diptyque candle recommendation is from the 34 Collection and it is called 34 Boulevard Saint Germain. It was created to celebrate their 50th anniversary and encapsulates the scent of their first boutique. It is seriously a beautiful scent both floral and woody to me. It also comes in a beautiful white oval-shaped porcelain jar which I think would look amazing in any home on your coffee table, side table or mantel. It makes for a great gift for yourself or someone else!

I really do hope you liked this post and for those of you who have asked me about my favorite Diptyque candles and what ones I own, I hope this has answered all your questions. For those of you that are new to Diptyque and were curious I also hope this post has helped and maybe you might check them out!

I now think Diptyque should hire me! Haha

Thank you all so much for reading!