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Diptyque Coriandre Candle

August 19, 2016

Diptyque Coriandre ($62 for 6.5 oz) is one of those candles I’ve had for a while but never got around to reviewing. For the home I do tend to give Baies and Figuier the most love but there are a lot of other scents that are really good that are often under the radar. Coriandre (or coriander) is one of those I would never think to burn in the home because it smells exactly like the herb. It’s described as having a slightly peppery green zest and is really unique. It smells fresh and green.

This one popped up on my radar while I was at a boutique one time. One of the associates went through half a dozen candles after I asked her what her favorites were. She pulled this one and said, “this is the best one for the kitchen to get rid of food smells” and it instantly piqued my interest. I did not buy it during that particular visit as many times I’ll think about a scent before buying. This one I just couldn’t get out of my mind and everytime we had food smells in our home from the kitchen after cooking I kept thinking about this. It wasn’t until about six months later that I was able to go back to the store to buy it and was really happy I did.

Burning it at home I found that it did help a lot in the kitchen. In attempts to waste less food (we find it challenging to buy just the right amount of produce at the grocery store and use it before it goes bad), experiment with new recipes and eat healthier, we’ve been experimenting with a few recipe delivery services. Some of them call for garlic and shallots which are nice to add for flavor but often fill the entire house with the scent for hours. I can say that burning the Diptyque Coriandre does help diffuse the food and cooking scents. It won’t make them disappear completely but I was really impressed with how it did somehow counteract food smells better than other candles. The effect is similar to that of Febreze which we used to use a lot because of our dogs, but eventually found we needed something stronger. The scent of a candle is longer lasting when you burn it and the scent fills the room better.

Other times I have burned it by my desk or in the evenings. It’s got a green feel that I find relaxing but refreshing at the same time. By the time of this post I’ve already burned it to the end. It’s one I will definitely repurchase in the near future. I think it’s one you should check out if you have a Diptyque store or counter near you. It’s not a boutique exclusive so you should be able to find it easily. Right now it only comes in the standard size. I think it’s well worth the splurge. I find it one of those scents you can burn year-round. If you’ve tried this let me know what you thought!

You can find Diptyque Coriander at Diptyque, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York.

Have you tried Coriandre? If not what’s your favorite Diptyque scent? Any favs that you think are really unique or under-rated?

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  • Andrea Handojo August 19, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    So many bloggers have this candle and it looks so pretty! I don't know if I can spend that much on a candle though πŸ™


    • Sabrina August 29, 2016 at 2:17 am

      Took me a very long to decide to splurge on these!

  • Amanda Hollingsworth August 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I've often thought about buying this one because I eat coriander and flat leaf parsley on just about everything but my Diptyque preference is really the florals. Jasmine & Mimosa I restock constantly but I think I need to move out of my comfort zone here as I've totally stayed away from herb scents and I'm not massively fussed by woody scents because I find their florals so uplifting. Having said all that I have Vanille and Feuille de Lavender to do next and I found one last back up of Rosaviola online…..I've loved that one this year.

    I tend to use Molton Brown Diffusers in doggie areas. They are really long lasting compared with Jo Malone and much more subtle. Having said that I always buy a Jo Malone 'Christmas' diffuser and candles as I want the house to smell of Christmas and their Pine & Euclayptus ranges are just perfect for that. Xx

    • Sabrina August 29, 2016 at 2:17 am

      Molton Brown Diffusers are on my wishlist!

  • Amanda Hollingsworth August 20, 2016 at 7:56 am

    You are such a norty influence on me Sabrina…..I had some Space NK Indulge points to redeem so I've ordered Coriandre and saved about 40% using vouchers. My first foray into herb candles. Talking of candles have you seen the Tom Ford candles coming in six Private Blends….Oud Wood
    Neroli Portofino, Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Cafe Rose and White Suede. Why did he not do me a Jasmin Rouge? The vase comes with a lid and it looks so classy.

    • Sabrina August 29, 2016 at 2:17 am

      I did see a preview on social and I don't even want to know how much they cost.

  • Mariann August 20, 2016 at 11:33 am

    This brand of candles have been on my radar to try after reading several of your reviews as well as others. I finally went to Nordstrom to purchase one. I liked Ambre and Vanilla, but bought Baies just this week due to its many positive reviews. I was curious about the scent and if indeed these candles are worth the price. I love it! We have a fairly large great room and this candle's throw fills the entire room. The scent is unique and difficult to describe except it is a joy to one's senses. I have been using it nonstop, having a few days off of work to try it. My next purchase will be Ambre for the Fall.

    • Sabrina August 29, 2016 at 2:18 am

      Ambre is a great one for fall!

  • Style Domination August 23, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I usually just buy Feu de Bois over and over again, along with Roses, but I'll give this one a try due to your stellar review. Verveine is not bad for cutting cooking smells too…maybe the "lemon-iness" of it…

    • Sabrina August 29, 2016 at 2:18 am

      Verveine is one I have yet to try!