Diptyque has always been a personal favourite of mine. I was introduced to the brand well over ten years ago by my dear friend, when at the time, it was still relatively secret. The ethos, design and charm to Diptyque is something so beautiful and captivating as demonstrated perfectly in the video below:
I can distinctly remember the first parfums that I purchased; ‘Tam Dao’, a sparkling scent with notes of sandalwood, cedar and amber. The second, ‘Philosykos’ which, whenever I wear it am told that I smell “Like a summer holiday!” due to the crisp, fresh notes of fig and intense white cedar. These two have always been my trusty go-to scents and will always have a bottle or two in my cabinet.
So, if you’re after a little luxury in your life I suggest you start out with some of my personal favourites which I’ve shared with you in this post!
“In order to unleash the perfect effect, each candle is a blend of first-class waxes specifically amalgamated and assessed when hot and cold by wax experts. Every scent is blended to reach the right melting temperature. Candles contain 8 to 9 mineral waxes, and on occasion a few plant-based waxes to enhance them.“
The first thing to note with Diptyque candles, is the gorgeous strong scent that radiates from each one. Some other candle brands are very frugal when blending their fragrances into the wax which means they are very mild when they burn and quickly fade into the background. Once removing the cellophane packaging you are instantly hit with a divine aroma.
For some, spending £20 upwards on a candle is something they would never consider and would consider a waste of money. However, I find it a luxury worth spending money on – much like a good wine you have to spend a little more for a better product. Diptyque candles have a fantastic burning time too – the regular sized votive (190g) has a recommended burning time of 60 hours. With a price tag of £42 it can seem pretty steep, but with a little mathematics you’ll get a lot of tranquility and ambience for your money. 60 hours = 70p an hour of a beautifully fragranced home.
“The olfactory range of the Home pays tribute to nature, through carefully chosen raw materials. By choosing through a large palette of propositions one can create a unique, intimate and perpetually evolving universe throughout the seasons.”
I’m a sucker when it comes to an add-on sale, but let me tell you something: this will be the best additional £36 you’ll spend to compliment your candles. The sprays can be used to accentuate the scent of any candle and makes any room a livelier and more vibrant place.
My top tip: Spritz scatter cushions and bed sheets for a gentle burst of scent at the end of a long day. To do this, just spray roughly 30 cm from the fabric a few times.
“For 40 years, diptyque has been developing a sophisticated collection of personal fragrances giving it a clear, distinctive signature.“
As I mentioned already, this was my first stepping stone into the enchanting world of Diptyque. The personal fragrances are truly exquisite and a delight if you’re looking for something to wear that is not so ‘mainstream’.
Some fragrances are available as both Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette, but like all EDT’s, the fade ever so quickly. Treat yourself to a bottle of luxurious parfum, which trust me, others will still smell and compliment you on, even when you have become accustomed to it throughout the day.
Here are three favourite scents of mine that I recommend you try out and can guarantee you will love:
Please note, this post has not been sponsored or paid-for! I genuinely love the Diptyque story, brand and products and wanted to share with you one of my personal favourite lifestyle brands.
What are your favourite Diptyque scents and what would you like to try out? Let me know on Twitter @boyinbreton or leave a comment on this post.