Diptyque Candle Size Comparison Breakdown

November 27, 2013

With all the different candle variations and holiday set offerings, a few have found it a bit challenging to make sense of the different Diptyque candle sizes (myself included). A few have asked for a breakdown comparison of the various Diptyque candles. I’ve pulled the three sizes for the regular clear glass candles to show you today and photographed some ideas for how to re-use the jars after they finish burning. For the standard clear jars with white and black sticker labels, there are three sizes: mini 1.2 oz, small 2.4 oz and regular 6.5 oz.


Mini Size is 1.2 oz/35 g

  • 2″ height
  • 12-hour burn time
  • these aren’t sold individually – Diptyque sometimes gives these away
    in promotional gift with purchases, right now they are available in
    various holiday sets such as the 10 Piece Set $130 at Nordstrom and 5 Piece Sets for $75 at SpaceNK and Barneys
  • the 10 piece $130 set breaks down to a cost of $10.83/oz
  • after burning the emptied baby candles will fit large paperclips, I haven’t found any other ideas of what to store in them yet


Small Size is 2.4 oz/70 g

  • 2 3/4″ height
  • 30 hour burn time
  • retail for $28 each or sometimes combined into trios for $84 here
  • not all scents are available in the small size, free standing boutiques and DiptyqueParis.com have a larger selection for the small sizes individually compared to department stores
  • the small sizes at $28 each break down to a cost of $11.76/oz
  • recycle ideas include storing Q-tips


Regular Size is 6.5 oz/190 g

  • 3 1/2″ height
  • 60 hours burn time
  • retail for $60 each (special edition jars are sometimes a bit more expensive)
  • cost breakdown is $9.23/oz
  • recycle ideas are endless for storing pens, brushes, makeup pencils, chubby sticks, mascaras, flowers, scissors etc.

A few more size comparisons side by side:

One more shot of the baby mini 1.2 oz:

For more Diptyque reference and styling ideas:

I hope this helps clarify the different sizes and options! I know it can be hard to tell the differences online for those who don’t have access to Diptyque easily. I’m really thrilled they released the baby mini sizes in sets this year for the holiday. They make a good introduction into the brand allowing anyone to try a variety of scents for at a more affordable price rather than buying each one individually to test them out.
You can find Diptyque at a number of select retailers. I like to buy mine from the Diptyque Boutiques, Nordstrom, Barneys and Space NK.

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  • Teri November 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I just got my first Diptique candle so I adore this post ^^. I really like the idea of the q-tips, looks so pretty in the bathroom! And the regular size has so many options!

  • jessica rose November 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I use my empty jars as storage too….really handy ans useful!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk Jess. x

  • Anonymous November 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks Sabrina. I made a purchase yesterday on the Diptyque website and they are offering free shipping and two free mini candles with any purchase (while supplies last). I've been buring and loving Diptyque candles for 10 years. They are the best!

    M. Fay

  • Bellyhead November 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    thank you so much, Sabrina! I was looking at the various sets and this is so helpful. thank so also for including the per oz cost breakdown! I was trying to do this and factoring the various ebates discounts and then confused the heck out of myself. πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Sabrina November 30, 2013 at 1:28 am

      Thank you! So happy it helped πŸ™‚

  • shedreamsinperfectfrench.com November 27, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    This is amazingly helpful, thank you! Now if only there was a way to make them less expensive!! πŸ˜‰

    Shani x

    • Sabrina November 30, 2013 at 1:28 am

      I agree – would be amazing if they were more affordable but they are worth every penny!

  • North East Chic! November 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    This is an awesome post! Thanks so much!! Will you be reveiwing the Holiday candles? Yesterday I purchased the Orange Chai from the Diptyque website and was thrilled that they offered 2 free mini candles! Anxious to hear your thoughts on the Holiday trio! Thanks again!

    • Sabrina November 30, 2013 at 1:31 am

      Oops comment didn't go through – yes will be reviewing the holiday scents soon, I have one more to try. Thrilled about the Diptyque promo. It's so awesome they had an amazing offer!!

  • Beauty and the Scientist November 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Awesome post:) I just got the 5 mini set from LuckyScent and they had an even better 10 piece fragrance/body care GWP. Your posts on Diptyque have been very influential and I've always wanted to try this brand.
    Happy Thanksgiving

    • Sabrina November 30, 2013 at 1:32 am

      Score! That's awesome you found a good sample GWP. I've fallen in love with their shower gel thanks to their samples. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

  • Eileen November 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you, Sabrina! You are so thoughtful and helpful in what you post. Here's another idea for repurposing the small (2.4) jars. I was beginning to acquire way too many of them so I used them as favors at a springtime luncheon for my friends. I put individual bouquets of flowers in the jars and decorated each jar with a grosgrain ribbon bow. I set a jar by each place setting. Between the centerpiece flowers in the large jars and the individual jars at each place setting, the table looked like a garden in full bloom. When my friends left, they took their fragrant favors with them. They were such a hit that I am now saving jars for next spring πŸ™‚

    Thanks again for your wonderful post.

    • Sabrina November 30, 2013 at 1:33 am

      Eileen – this is such a creative and thoughtful idea. I'm going to start saving my jars up for an occasion like this too πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing the tips!

  • Jenny November 27, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    As a Diptyque lover (addict) myself, I always adore your posts about the brand. I always come away with a lot of fabulous new ideas about what to do with all of my empty jars. Thanks for another great post!

  • Caitlin November 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Fantastic ideas, especially love with the gold paper clips!

    Caitlin Confidential

  • RAEview November 28, 2013 at 2:13 am

    This post is so GORGEOUS I had to use caps! Thank you for enabling me.. now I am a Diptyque addict. Baies is still my all time favorite and now I wear the L'Ombre dans L'Eau fragrance πŸ™‚

    • Sabrina November 30, 2013 at 1:33 am

      L'Ombre dans L'Eau is amazing! Eau Duelle is next on my list πŸ™‚

  • Evelyn November 28, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Really helpful post, now I am totally sold on buying some of these candles! lol I love the idea of reusing them, especially when you've showed us how lovely they look as blossom vases. The difficulty now is choosing a scent…or 10!

    • Sabrina November 30, 2013 at 1:34 am

      Glad you found this helpful πŸ™‚

  • bronzer bunny November 28, 2013 at 4:07 am

    thanks for the post! πŸ™‚ i was thinking about putting fragrance samples in the mini or baby ones πŸ˜€

  • ahhhsoNeo November 28, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this excellent breakdown!

  • Amalia November 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    OH ! You read Homer! Big hugs from Greece!

    • Sabrina November 30, 2013 at 1:35 am

      Thank you for visiting Amalia!

  • Michelle March 9, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Is it weird that I am more interested in how these candle pots are being used for storage than actually owning a candle and burning it?