Diptyque Minä Perhonen Collaboration: Joie, Ciel and Infini

July 12, 2013
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Diptyque has collaborated with Minä Perhonen to release new special-edition candles inspired by poems written by Akira Minagawa. There are three scents each encased in a beautifully designed white brushed glass jar. The three Diptyque Minä candles are Joie, Ciel and Infini ($65 each). The scents are lighter than most Diptyque candles are. I wasn’t quite sure how these would burn since I’m not typically a fan of airy florals when it comes to home fragrance but am happy to report they burn quite beautifully – both individually, or all three at the same time.

Joie is a floral described  as “a fresh floral fragrance, bucolic and delicate, with dewy and aromatic notes.” It’s a lovely fresh soft floral, not overpowering. It almost has that baby-skin feeling to the scent due to the delicate nature. It’s both refreshing and soothing.

Above: SS Print Shop Print, Gucci 54mm Sunglasses, YSL Fall Nail Lacquers in Gris Underground and Beige Gallery

Ciel is classified as an herbal scent described as “ice vapor, iris powder, sweet dew, an enveloping and nostalgic fragrance.” To me this doesn’t quite fit the herbal category. It’s a soft airy fragrance with a hint of licorice. This one is calming.


Infini is described as woody, “recalls an association of woods, incense, and spices, for a mystic fragrance.” There is a green-ness to this scent. It reminds me of GAP’s heaven and dream scents (from the 90s) mixed together. It has an earthy but fresh linen-like feel.

Some decor and desktop photos of each candle, they make lovely accent pieces for the home. I love re-using the jars for brush or pen holders after they finish burning.

 Above tray by West Elm

I found mine at Nordstrom (gift with purchase going on online) and also spotted them at Barneys NY in Beverly Hills. I love each one, although my favorite is Joie. These are limited-edition, if you can get to your local Diptyque store or counter soon to smell in person I recommend it.

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  • Sigh… someday I'll invest in a Diptyque candle. They look amazing.
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  • Vanessa

    Did you find that the throw was as good as the other Diptyque candles? Did the scent linger afterward?

    • Hi Vanessa – I found Joie and Infini to have the same strength in scent as other Diptyques, but with a softer touch. Ciel wasn't quite as strong due to the softness of the scent overall but you can still smell it throughout a large-sized room. Hope this helps!

  • I have got Joie as well! 😉

  • These look lovely! I've not tried a Diptyque candle before but I've been so tempted. Really helpful post.


  • Anonymous

    Excellent post! THank you for the informative details! Will be getting a set this weekend!
    Quick question – in the photo below the one of your West Elm Tray is what appears to be a Chanel notecard with a lighthouse — as a huge fan of light houses and of Chanel — is that stationery (which I have never seen) or . . . something else? It is FANTASTICALLY CUTE!

    THank you for the wonderful post!