Diptyque Aubépine / Hawthorn Candle

June 3, 2014
Diptyque Aubépine and Large Photophore

My latest Diptyque discovery is the Aubépine Candle ($60 for 109g/6.5 oz). My husband brought me home two candles from the Diptyque Maiden Lane Boutique from a recent business trip along with one of their Photophore covers. Aubépine translates to Hawthorn. It’s described as a delicate wild flower with round and powdery accents. I’m normally not drawn to powdery florals but this one has a lovely mix of sweet almond and vanilla notes. It’s unique and fresh with almond hints making this my new favorite by Diptyque. It’s very soothing and brightens the mood. My husband picked a good one.

It’s a well rounded scent. The powdery aspect can seem quite strong when you first take it out of the box, but Aubépine burns quite nicely with the floral and almond blending in well. I find it to be more on the feminine side but it’s not quite as girly or floral as Roses or Rosa Mundi.

Above featured Lumira Persian Rose (reviewed here)

I absolutely adore it and was so impressed with my husband’s picks. Aubépine is one of the Diptyque Boutique Exclusives in the US so you won’t find it anywhere in stores except in their boutiques. It is available online at Diptyque, Lucky Scent, Beauty Habit and SpaceNK (UK).

Have you visited a Diptyque store? I always try to visit one when traveling as I adore the store layouts, creative decor and accessories they have. In case you missed it, check out my features on Maiden Lane, Los Angeles and South Coast Plaza.

What’s your current favorite from Diptyque? I feel another store visit coming soon for me.

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  • Sarah Linda June 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Gorgeous photography set ups! Are those real flowers? They're beautiful 🙂


    • Sabrina June 5, 2014 at 6:07 am

      Yes, the flowers are real peonies.

  • Behindthepillar June 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Another fan of these beautiful photos. Have you visited the original store at 34 Bvd St Germain, Paris? Well worth a trip. My favourite is always Baies but I am definitely going to give this one a try.

    • Sabrina June 5, 2014 at 6:08 am

      I haven't been the original store or to Paris yet, I hope to someday!

  • piroko June 3, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    My favorite is Patchouli. I think it has a great balance of floral and grassy. I am also a fan of Diptyque wick trimmer. I used to use a nail clipper but now I see the true value of the wick trimmer since it is able to catch the cut outs. One item I would like them to have is a "wick push" stick. When the candle burns unevenly, it needs its wick pushed a bit to the side. A screw driver would do for now … Sabrina, what do you use to push wick? I am hoping one day Diptyque would come up with stylish wick pusher. 🙂

    • Sabrina June 5, 2014 at 6:10 am

      I use a q-tip or the end of scissors, lol. A wick pusher would be awesome though!

  • Anonymous June 4, 2014 at 12:56 am

    sounds awesome!!! I love powdery smells, so I need to try this one! I just finished Tuberose. I know it is a best seller, but I got a little sick of the smell. The next one I have to burn is an old favorite – Figuer.
    M. Fay

    • Sabrina June 5, 2014 at 6:12 am

      I just started burning a mini tuberose and thought it was a bit herbal-smelling. Fig is one of my favorites – can't go wrong with that one!

  • Dovey June 4, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Hi Sabrina,

    Aubepine sounds lovely — and like a nice light pick for warmer months 🙂

  • Brenda R Wood June 4, 2014 at 6:28 am

    Nice! Sooo enjoyable!!

  • Živa June 4, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Oh my gosh, these photos are absolutely gorgeous! I really want to try Diptyque but would have to blind buy since I haven't smelled anything and they're not available where I live … x
    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

  • makeup magpie June 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Your photos are stunning 🙂 The Aubepine candle sounds lovely!

  • Anonymous June 6, 2014 at 5:06 am

    I was burning Diptyque Choiysa tonight. It is so beautiful for spring/summer. It smells unassuming cold, but when you burn it is like standing in a grove of blossoming trees. It is light, clean, and not too strong. I highly recommend it.