I Spent $55 on Diptyque Candles, But Are They Worth it?

I like candles. I'm not ashamed to admit it. I talk about candles here & here & here. Even though I cut down on my candle obsession by using a diffuser with my favorite essential oils, I always like to have a candle on hand.


Diptyque candles were high on my radar for years, but I was too frugal to shovel over money when I hadn't even smelled them before. The candles are available in certain stores, but the closest store was an hour away.


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When someone told me that the Diptyque candle set was discounted for the Nordstrom Sale, I bought them immediately. I was on board for the $55 price tag, which Nordstrom says is normally a $75 value. Plus, I had a Nordstrom gift card to use. The timing couldn't be better!


The Diptyque candle set comes with five fragrance favorites:


Baies - featuring notes of blackcurrant & Bulgarian rose
Figuier - featuring notes of the fig tree
Feu de Bois - featuring woody notes
Roses - featuring notes of changing roses
Tubéreuse - featuring notes of the tuberose flower



Size & Value

The 5-count set is an excellent way to test Diptyque candles without committing to the bigger, ultimately more expensive sizes. Each candle is 1.23 oz, about the size of a shot glass, so that's $11 per shot glass-sized candle. For reference, a 2.4 oz Diptyque candle retails at $34. So, unless you find a Diptyque sale, the $55 Nordstrom Sale price is a fantastic value.


My candle care tips (for any candle brand)

The first light is the most important; be sure to keep the candle lit until the wax melts across the entire first layer. This will help you avoid the dreaded tunneling effect or memory ring. Once the ring is formed, it doesn't go away. Always burn until the entire top wax layer is melted. Always trim your wick before relighting.


The One Thing to Keep in Mind

There is no denying that Diptyque is a quality candle brand with powerful ingredients. However, don't expect these little guys to fill a big room. Because the candle surface area is small, there is less wax melting & thus, less scent to be dispersed. If I had gotten a larger candle, I believe there would be more scent emanating throughout the room.


The Verdict

The candles smell incredible. When cared for, they burn evenly. The packaging is chic. They last long. They look gorgeous in photos. They make me feel fancy. The set makes a thoughtful gift for a candle lover. If you value candles, this is a great value.


What do you think? Too expensive? Worth it? Have you tried Diptyque? Leave a comment! :]

* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I linked to the Diptyque candle set as well as each individual candle. As always, all opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]

27 comments

  1. It's a great value set like you said, and they look gorgeous in photos! Too expensive for me but I might buy one to burn in the background when I am filming for YouTube haha x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  2. I don't know if I personally would go for these scents but it sounds like a great value in comparison to other Diptyque candles!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  3. I see these candles everywhere! Really interested to have a smell.

    Hayley hayleyxmartin

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  4. I've been debating for a loooong time whether or not I should give in and buy these candles. But I think I'm going to treat myself soon!

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  5. These are gorgeous and it's fun to splurge on things like this occasionally! However I think I'd only be thinking about the epic brunch I'd be sacrificing if I bought them haha. Maybe as a gift though!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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  6. Ahhhhhh,honestly, I'd probably say they're too expensive? Well, it really would depend on how long they last too! I clicked because I have never heard of Diptyque candles! I'm an essential oil lover, as well, so it's probably safe to say that I'll stick with my diffuser ;). Thanks for teaching me about Diptyque candles, though! :)

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  7. I'm always curious about what makes candles expensive. I think soy candles burn longer? But other than that, I don't know the difference between fancy candles and cheap ones. Help me!

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  8. I havn't bought one yet, but it is only a matter of time! I love the Ambre the most, but they are all so nice!

    Nicole | nicoleparise.com

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  9. OnceUponADollhouseAugust 30, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    Diptyque candles smell like heaven! That was a great deal from Nordys.

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  10. I've heard SO much about these! I love candles and would spend more on the right kind, I too have wondered if they last longer because of the price xx

    Sending love + light your way,

    My Lovelier Days

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  11. I have been dying to try diptyque candles for so long but the price tag always held me back!! If I find one on sale however I will definitely give it a try as they sound so good, especially if you get a big enough one to fill the room like you say! Great post :)

    Tash xx | natashatodd.co.uk

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  12. I've always wondered if these candles are worth the money. They're so pretty!!

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  13. For me diptyque candles have always been a little too expensive for me to purchase myself (especially because I'm saving at the moment) but I mean, I wouldn't be opposed to receiving one as a gift! I think I've just seen them around so much on blogs and Youtube that I'd love to actually try one for myself one day.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  14. They are pricey. Definitely a good one to add to a wish list. :]

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  15. Definitely a good item to add to a wish list. :]

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  16. They last a good amount of time, especially for being so small! :]

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  17. I haven't smelled that one. What's it like? :]

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  18. It probably has to do with the various ingredients & fragrance that goes into it. Or sometimes it's just the brand name. :]

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  19. I love essential oils & love my diffuser too. You can't go wrong there. What's your favorite essential oil? :]

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  20. Definitely a good idea for gift or wish list!!:]

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  21. They're so cute & I love that I can test out the various scents. I'd love the bigger one though. :]

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  22. They are everywhere! Smells soo good. :]

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  23. Definitely. Do you have a favorite candle brand?

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  24. That's a great idea & it would last longer. :]

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