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Diptyque City Candles

April 23, 2023

Diptyque City Candles Seoul and Tokyo

The Diptyque City Candles are back again for a limited time and I’m excited to share they’ve added Seoul to the mix for us this year! Each city candle is typically only available in the city they are named after but a few times a year you can purchase any city online at Diptyque or in their boutiques. Each city candle retails for $84 each and they’re available now through 4/26.

I’ve tried every city now and while I think each one is special in their own unique way. I’ve ranked my top 5. First a quick look at Seoul and Pekin, both of which I haven’t reviewed before.

Seoul City Candle

Diptyque City Candles Seoul

Notes include: hibiscus, jasmine, incense

The Seoul City Candle is a pretty floral. It almost has a cherry blossom vibe to me in the sense that it’s fresh and floral, but with hibiscus and jasmine instead. Seoul has a mix of some musk and woody notes. I think it smells better when burned than straight from the jar, but it’s definitely love for me.

Pekin City Candle

Diptyque Pekin City Candle
Notes include: Sandalwood, Magnolia, Green Tea

The Pekin City Candle is a woody candle with a mix of sandalwood and green tea. It also has a slight floral vibe with magnolia. It has a relaxing spa like feel to it. I love the bright orange and gold design.

Now onto my top 5!

Beverly Hills City Candle

Diptyque City Candle Beverly Hills

Notes include: Freesia, Mint, Lemon

The Beverly Hills City Candle was my first one, I think this was the first city candle made exclusive to the stores in LA. It’s easily my favorite with the fresh green almost tropical vibe to it. I’ve purchased this the most out of all the city candles, I think it’s unique and uplifting.

Miami City Candle

Diptyque City Candle Miami

Notes include: Magnolia, Lemon, Jasmine

The Miami City Candle comes close second to Beverly Hills. They both have a very similar feel to them with the lemon notes. This one pulls a little more green to me and has a fresh feel to it as well.

Paris City Candle

Diptyque Paris City Candle

Notes include: Bergamot, Lavender, Patchouli

Another favorite and very unique is the Paris City Candle. I feel like this one is the most special out of all the cities. When this was launched it was the second city candle available and only available in Paris. This is one a personal shopper purchased and shipped to me from France. I bought it without being able to smell it in person first and it was 100% pure love. I love anything with bergamot in it and while it also has lavender and patchouli, it still manages to feel light citrusy and floral all at the same time.

Toyko City Candle

Diptyque Tokyo City Candle

Notes include: Cypress, Incense, Ginger

The Toyko City Candle is also beautiful. It’s described as having woody notes, but for some reason when burned it has a more floral vibe to it with some slight woody notes. It smells very clean to me. I think it’s stunning.

New York City Candle

Diptyque New York City Candle

Notes include: Vetiver, Patchouli, Incense

Last in my top 5 is the New York City Candle which has a sophisticated vibe. I love the vetiver mix in it. It’s woody but not too woody.

There are other cities candles available including Shanghai, Hong Kong, London and Berlin. I think they’re beautiful options as well but I gravitate more towards the others I reviewed at the top.

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Available for a limited time at Diptyque. Also don’t forget to check out their Special Offers page for the latest promo they are having!

Seoul, Pekin and Tokyo gifted from Diptyque.


Diptyque Fleur de Cerisier / Cherry Blossom Candle

March 29, 2023

Diptyque Fleur de Cerisier Cherry Blossom Candle Review

Diptyque just launched a new limited-edition Fleur de Cerisier / Cherry Blossom Candle ($74) to celebrate spring and it’s available now online at Diptyque and in Diptyque boutiques. I was thrilled to be able to get an early sneak peek and it’s beautiful.

The Diptyque Cherry Blossom Candle comes in the standard 6.5 oz size. It smells just like I envisioned: sweet cherry blossom with a tiny hint of musk with a soft and airy feel.

Diptyque Fleur de Cerisier Cherry Blossom Candle Review

Diptyque Fleur de Cerisier Candle for Spring

Diptyque Fleur de Cerisier Cherry Blossom Candle Review

Diptyque Fleur de Cerisier Cherry Blossom Candle Review

The throw is very good – strong enough to fill the entire room but not too sweet or strong. Perfect for this time of year as we start the spring season.

If you like fruity florals this is the one for you to try! If you’re a Diptyque fan they will be bringing back the city candles this next month again! Keep an eye out for the details.

Available now for a limited time at Diptyque. Also check out their Special Offers page to see their current GWP offerings.




Cherry Blossom gifted from Diptyque for review.


Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain Collection

September 12, 2022

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain Collection

As the ultimate Diptyque lover I could not resist picking up some of the new pieces from the Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain Collection. This fall they’ve expanded their iconic scent 34 in a collection of new candle sizes and diffusers. The candles are cased in a beautiful off-white color. They’ve repackaged the room spray in a clear glass spritzer bottle to match the other scents.

The 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain scent is a green spicy floral. It’s a unique distinct scent with a mix of fresh green notes, moss, florals with a little bit of warm sharp spices swirled in. I’ve found it to be one of the strongest Diptyque scents I’ve tried with the most potent throw. It has a unique feel to it and if there’s one scent that sums up Diptyque I would say it’s definitely this one.

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain Collection

At this time they’ve seem to have discontinued this in the original 220 g form (rounded rectangular porcelain format) as it’s nowhere to be found online now.

I purchased 3 of the items from the collection including the 300g Candle ($115), 600g 3-wick Porcelain Candle ($220) and the Room Spray ($78). This scent is also available in the Hourglass Diffuser, Car Diffuser, Electric Wall Diffuser, Home Fragrance Diffuser and Scented Oval and Outdoor Candle Size.

Room Spray

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain Room Spray

I love room sprays as a nice home refresher. I’ve tried quite a few brands and the ones from Diptyque are very good. They have very good throw and strength. They linger for quite some time but of course will not last as long as a candle or diffuser. In our home we use Baies and Figuier the most. The 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain Room Spray is one we used to own in the original white packaging and it was one of Andrew’s favorites.

Diptyque Room Sprays

Above: quartz tray / coffee table book / match glass cloche

34 Boulevard Saint-Germain 300G Candle

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain 300G Candle

The 300 gram candles are larger than the standard ones which are 190 grams. The 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain variation comes in an off-white frosted glass jar. I think it’s a stunning one! This is the same size as their Color Scented Candles that come in the black, green, moss, amber and red jars. Since they are larger they do have a stronger throw than the standard ones. I’ve splurged on several before, I really love Amber during the fall-winter season for a nice alternative to pine or pumpkin scents. This one has about 75 hours of burn time.

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain 300G Candle


34 Boulevard Saint-Germain 3-Wick Candle 600G

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain 3-Wick Candle 600G

I also splurged on the 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain 3-wick Candle ($220) which has 90 hours of burn time. This is made of porcelain with 3 wicks and has even stronger throw! Andrew and I have owned this size in the Baies, Feu de Bois and Roses. These are quite the splurge but the larger ones with multiple wicks really do have better throw.

Diptyque 34 Collection

I thought I’d add a few other thoughts on the other formats in this collection:

Diptyque Oval, Diffusers, Etc.

The Scented Ovals are beautiful and have decent throw straight out of the box. However they fade as time goes by and to me they just aren’t worth the splurge. They do make for a beautiful decorative piece but the scent’s lasting power is pretty much existent after a month.

The Home Fragrance Reed Diffuser has very strong continuous throw. The glass base is very thick and sturdy and it’s beautiful! The pros are that it lasts long, has good throw and makes for a beautiful accent piece. Cons are the basically the nature of reed diffusers. They’re continuous so you can’t really turn off the scent. Also the reeds catch dust particles and since they soak up the oil/scent any debris in the air sticks to it. However this is the case with any reed diffuser. All you need to do is wipe them down occasionally.

The Hourglass Diffuser is one of my favorite purchases from the brand. I first bought this as a gift to a friend one year. She loved it so much I decided to them buy one for our home. I prefer the hourglass diffuser to the reed version. You activate the diffuser by turning it over. When the fragrance flows from one side to the other and scent is dispersed into the air over an hour.

I tried the Car Diffuser when it first launched in 2018 and I was completely disappointed. It didn’t last long, didn’t grip well and it was extremely expensive. I’m not sure if they’ve changed the design at all since then but I did not have luck with these (even though they look beautiful!).

Diptyque 34 Collection

That wraps up my recent Diptyque haul! While these are quite the splurge they were 100% worth it for me as I love the scent! It’s been quite a long time since I’ve been to Paris but I still have fond memories. If you’ve been following a long time you might remember this photo from Paris 2015.

Diptyque Paris

Are you a fan of the 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain scent? If not what is your go-to scent for the home during this time of year?

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I purchased my items from Diptyque. Don’t forget to check their Special Offers Page to see what promos they are running. Also available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.


Diptyque Fragrance

Diptyque Do Son Collection for Spring 2022

March 24, 2022

Diptyque Do Son Collection Spring 2022

Diptyque just launched their limited-edition Do Son Collection featuring their Do Son scent in beautiful special turquoise packaging. The Do Son Eau de Toilette is one of my favorite scents from the line with a beautiful mix of Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Jasmine and Marine Accord. I own it in multiple formats like the perfume, hand cream, and hair mist!

This spring’s limited-edition collection has Do Son in multiple variations, size options and sets. The packaging is stunning in the most beautiful shade of turquoise blue!

Diptyque Do Son Eau de Toilette and Hand Cream Set

Diptyque Do Son Eau de Toilette and Hand Cream Set

on the nails, Chanel Le Vernis Onirique 923

The Do Son Eau de Toilette and Hand Cream come in a Boxed Set ($120) with a travel sized perfume and full size hand cream. Both are also available for purchase individually ($45 for the hand cream, $75 for the 30 ml Eau de Toilette). I love the smaller sizes which makes them perfect for travel or the purse!

Eau de Toilette

Diptyque Do Son Eau de Toilette

The Do Son Eau de Toilette ($150) is available in the 100 ml size which has a nice lovely lightweight floral + marine accord mix. It’s not too strong on the tuberose which I actually love. To me it’s a unique floral that isn’t too flowery. Lasting power is medium on me.

Eau de Parfum

Diptyque Do Son Eau de Parfum

I tried the Do Son Eau de Parfum ($190, for 75 ml) for the first time a few weeks ago in the Diptyque store in Miami. I almost always prefer the EDT format for scents when both the EDT and EDP formulas are available. I was pleasantly surprised by the Eau de Parfum! It’s stronger on the tuberose notes. It has a mix of Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Jasmine and Amber Wood. It’s richer in feel with stronger floral notes. It’s hard to pick a favorite but now that I’ve tried the parfum, I think I like it more!

Tubereuse Candle

Diptyque Tubereuse Candle

Diptyque’s version of the candle is Tubereuse ($78). I love this one for a lovely fresh and green kind of floral. The turquoise glass jar is so beautiful, it brings life to my home office with the color!

Diptyque Tubereuse Candle

Coffee Table Book

Diptyque Do Son Coffee Table Book

Diptyque has launched another book! The Do Son Coffee Table Book ($120) is a large sized book with photographs and illustrations inspired by the Do Son universe. As the ultimate Diptyque collector I bought it the minute it launched online (along with a couple other things). A week later I received a package from the Diptyque team with the full collection so now I have one for my office and one for our coffee table!

Diptyque Do Son Collection

Diptyque Do Son Collection

You can find the Diptyque Do Son Collection out now at Diptyque. I recommend checking their Special Offers page to find the latest gift with purchase offer they have. They usually send alerts if you’re subscribed to their newsletter (which I am). Their free-standing boutiques often have lovely seasonal gifts and extras as well. Also available at other retailers like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter and all other Diptyque retailers.

Have you checked out this collection yet or tried the Do Son scent? If you’re a Diptyque lover, what are some of your favorites?

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Do Son collection gifted.

Diptyque Home / Interiors

Diptyque Black Friday Baies 2021 + Favorite Candle Accessories

November 26, 2021

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021 + Diffuser Review

The Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle is back! This year’s 2021 Limited-Edition Baies retails for $74. You can find it in Diptyque stores and online at Diptyque. This year’s candle has a beautiful design with lines of gold, black and white. It’s available for 4 days only while supplies last.

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021

I love the little details including the black colored wax and the 2021 print on the back.

The Standard Baies Candle is one of my favorites with a rich mix of blackcurrant and rose. I have lost count of how many of these I’ve bought over the years in multiple sizes and scent forms. I’m particularly smitten with the Baies Room Spray ($68) as it’s quite strong and lasts a decent amount of time for a spray.

Hourglass Diffuser

Diptyque Hourglass Diffuser

Book / Vase / Speakers / Room Spray / Mini Candle

The Baies Hourglass Diffuser ($190 has been on my wishlist for years. I bought this as a gift last year for my bestie’s birthday as she loves all the decorative pieces from Diptyque. She said she loved it! I finally decided to buy one for myself and I love it too. Reviews are mixed but I think it has just the right amount of throw. Scent is diffused when you turn it around for the liquid to fill the room. The diffusion cycle lasts about an hour making it easier to control when you want the scent on.

Reed Diffuser

Diptyque Reed Diffuser

3-Wick Black Candle / Acrylic Case with Gardenia / Aesop Book / Tom Ford Book

This holiday Diptyque launched a Reed Diffuser ($190) which comes in a boxed set including a glass diffuser jar, refill bottle, funnel and six rattan reeds. The Diptyque team kindly gifted one and I think it’s a beautiful home accent piece. The throw is very potent and with this one there is a continuous scent that fills the room. Refills are also available for $95.

Some of you asked me which one I prefer and I would say it’s a tough pick. They’re both different and unique in their own way! A few of my readers messaged me saying they have both and prefer the Hourglass version as you can control the scent diffusion time when you turn it and it’s not too overpowering. I think they summed it up perfectly. I prefer the Hourglass too although if you want something more continuous and want to splurge opt for the Reed Diffuser.

Diptyque Photophore

Diptyque Photophores Coast

Marble + Brass Tray / USB Lighter / Vase

I thought I’d highlight a few more of my favorite candle accessories!

One of my favorite things Andrew has gifted me is a Diptyque Photophore. He bought one for me while on a trip and I’ve had it for over a decade! I’ve since added a few more to my collection and love the Coast Photophore in the Large ($106) and Small size ($85). They are made of thick torch-blown glass and I find them very sturdy. A black stand is also included.

Candle Accessories

Diptyque Wick Trimmer and USB Lighter

A Wick Trimmer is essential and I love that more candle companies are making these. The Diptyque Wick Trimmer ($40) is one I’ve owned for many years and it has held up really well. I also bought a few USB Lighters and as one who doesn’t really like matches I find this perfect. There’s less smokey, less mess and it’s easier to use. Also think this one is interesting too!

Match Cloche

Skeem Design Match Cloche

Vase / Tray / USB Lighter

Many of you may remember this Skeem Design Match Cloche from last year. The glass is on the thin side so I find it delicate but it has held up well and I haven’t had any issues with it breaking. I think it makes for a beautiful accent piece or gift! You can find it in a variety of colors, sizes and finishes.

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2021

If you’re shopping online don’t forget to check the Diptyque Special Offers page for the current gift with purchase offer they have! Individual stores and boutiques often have these as well (their offerings vary per store/season).




What are your favorite candles for the holiday!

Black Friday Baies + Reed Diffuser gifted from Diptyque. All other items purchased by me.


Diptyque Home / Interiors

Diptyque Le Grand Tour Collection Picks

September 13, 2021

Diptyque Le Grand Tour Collection Review

Diptyque launched a 5-piece collection to celebrate their 60th Anniversary with their Le Grand Tour Collection. Each item is inspired by a different destination. As the ultimate Diptyque lover I ordered 4 of the 5 items immediately and have been completely obsessed. I love the special editions from Diptyque. If you’re in New York they have a Pop Up for the collection from September 10 through October 10th. I ordered all the items except for one of the perfumes. If you have smelled it let me know what you thought!

The design of each item has special meaning to the city the product is named after. I found it really interesting to read more about it on their Virtual Walkthrough page.

Diptyque Le Grand Tour Collection Review

Diptyque Le Grand Tour Collection Review

Paris Candle

Diptyque Paris Candle Le Grand Tour | The Beauty Lookbook

The Paris Le Grand Tour Candle ($105) is the standard 190 g size and comes with a sculpted wood lid. This has a beautiful earthy woody soft feel perfect for fall, but I really think it’s good for year round. Throw is on the softer side but still noticeable in our home. I do think other scents have a stronger more potent throw, but this one is still very good. It also comes with a lid which is different from their Standard Black Lacquered Candle Lid ($28).

Notes include: Myrrh, wood patina accord, Paris stone accord

If you’re a Diptyque fan you probably already own the Paris City Candle (part of their City Candle Collection). The notes in the Paris Le Grand Tour Candle are different from the Paris City Candle. The latest Le Grand Tour is more earthy and woody while the City version is a brighter but mellow floral. I love both even though they’re very different.

Diptyque Paris Le Grand Tour vs Paris City Candle

Standard flat black lacquered candle lid (top) vs Le Grand Tour Lid with the Paris Candle (bottom)

Diptyque Candle Lids

Venise Eau de Toilette Trio

Diptyque Venise Trio Le Grand Tour Collection

Perfume can be so hit or miss so I ordered the one I knew I would like. I love vetiver so I ordered the Venise Travel Trio ($95) and absolutely love it. This has a similar but greener vibe compared to the Le Labo Edition Hotel scents (which have black tea, green tea and tobacco leaves). The Diptyque Venise perfume is a lovely green vetiver kind of perfume with good lasting power. I wish this were permanent! I may buy a backup of this since I know the travel sizes will be used up in no time for me.

Notes: basil, green bell pepper, vetiver

Milies Scented Oval

Diptyque Milies Scented Oval

I’ve owned a few of the scented ovals from Diptyque and the lasting power isn’t the best but I still think they’re beautiful. Milies Scented Oval ($70) has a really potent fig scent that reminds me of their Figuier Candle scent, but a little sweeter. I think the design and accent beads are beautiful. In my experience the scent fades after a few months – they still make nice accent pieces though!

Notes: Immortelle absolute, ambroxan, fig wood accord

Byblos Candle

Diptyque Byblos Candle

The Byblos Candle ($165) comes in a beautiful marbled clay vessel inspired by wisps of coffee smoke. It’s a nice fresh and spicy kind of scent with incredible throw. This comes in the 300 g size which is same size as the Glass Colored Candles.

Notes: coffee, atlas cedar, white musk

I’m still debating whether or not to order the Kyoto Perfume – the notes sound really beautiful but I am unsure of buying it without smelling it first. Now that it’s sold out at Diptyque and Nordstrom I kinda want it now! (Still available at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Net-A-Porter.)

I’m really happy with all the items I purchased and have no regrets buying sight unseen. I ordered mine online from Diptyque but the collection is also available at other retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and all other Diptyque retailers. If you’re ordering online at Diptyque make sure you check their Exclusive Special Offers page for gift with purchase options!

Diptyque Le Grand Tour Collection Review




Have you checked out the collection yet? Do you have a Diptyque boutique near you? Let me know what you thought!

Diptyque Home / Interiors

Diptyque Limited-Edition Baies Candle 2020

November 27, 2020

Diptyque Black Friday Baies 2020 | The Beauty Lookbook

It’s here! The Diptyque Limited-Edition Baies Candle 2020 ($74) has launched from 11/27 to 11/30 while supplies last. For the past three years they have launched a special design for their best selling Baies candle and this year’s design is beautiful! It comes in a black glass jar in the Classic 190 g size. The design is embossed printed onto the black jar (versus a sticker). It has black wax and has the special 2020 mark labeled on the back. This Black Friday 2020 Baies Candle is available at

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2020 | The Beauty Lookbook

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2020 | The Beauty Lookbook

Baies is my most burned candle in my home. It has a beautiful unique mix of berries, blackcurrant and rose with a slightly green undertone. I love that it’s sweet but not sugary sweet. Both Andrew and I adore this in the candle, large candle and spray versions. We’ve tried a number of room sprays and while they won’t last as long as a candle or diffuser the Diptyque room sprays are among the strongest we have bought.

Diptyque Black Friday Baies Candle 2020 | The Beauty Lookbook

Additional Details Shown Above: Chair // Fluffy Pillow // Side Table // Boucle Ottoman // Round marble tray // Glass Photophore // Porcelain Baies // Wick Trimmer // Nail Polish is Chanel Organdi


Shown Below: Best of Baies Set (trio) // Classic Size Individual Baies Candle //Wick Trimmer

Diptyque Baies | The Beauty Lookbook

The 2020 Black Friday Baies comes in the standard size which is 190 g/ 6.5 oz. Approximate burn time is 60 hours. If you’re interested in this particular scent it is also available in their regular line up with the clear glass jars and white wax and a few other formats:

The Diptyque team kindly gifted the Black Friday Baies 2020 candle. Each year they’ve launched I’ve also bought an extra backup. Here’s a look at the candles from 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Diptyque Limited-Edition Black Friday Baies Candles

Diptyque Baies Black Friday 2020 Edition | The Beauty Lookbook

Diptyque Baies Candle | The Beauty Lookbook

You can find the Diptyque Limited-Edition Baies Candle 2020 available 11/27 to 11/30 while supplies last at Diptyque. They usually have special gift with purchases available. Check out their Special Offers page for the latest one (they have the promo code there too).

Baies 2020 gifted for review. All other items purchased by me.