This is an honest Diptyque review and also, somewhat, an experience confession. My sister and I both work and thus value the notion of budgeting and exercising fiscal responsibility. While it may be easy to go out and buy anything and everything featured on many-a-blogs, it’s not a realistic option.
For the longest time, I have seen Diptyque be featured in magazines, blog posts, and countless instagrams. And, for the exact same long time, I have chosen not to purchase a Diptyque candle because of the cost. A 6.65 oz Diptyque candle retails for $60.00 and a 2.4 oz Diptyque candle retails for $30.00 (these costs do not include tax or the Diptyque Limited Edition releases which often are marked-up). It’s tough to justify a 30-dollar candle and it’s even tougher when that candle costs over 60 dollars. However, after reading several reviews online, my sister and I decided to save and invest in a smaller Diptyque candle (while realizing that yes, we are paying over $30 on a candle).
Now, for the review, these Parisian Diptyque candles have a cult-like following for a reason and have managed to remain popular despite fleeting trends in the blog-sphere. Ditpyque candles are luxe, beautiful, aromatic, and most definitely the definition of extravagant. I purchased Diptyque Baies because it is the perfect “starter” scent – Baies contains notes of blackcurrant leaves and Bulgarian roses and the undertones remind me of mysterious, delicious berries. Baies is subtle, not over powering or intoxicating, but still able to freshen the air with elusive notes. The candles are long lasting, and the scent has reach as even a mini Diptyque can fill a large space. With its beautiful trademark lettering and black and white label, Diptyque candles would fit any home and any decor and would make wonderful gifts.
I always try to end a post by addressing the “bottom line” – are Diptyque candles worth it? While Diptyque products are of amazing quality and design, Diptyque is an indulgence for the wallet (and that’s my confession!).
If you’ve ever spent money on a luxury product, share your experience and whether the product was worth it (…and worth the investment).
Stay Pretty, Miranda M.