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. 50 candles are very popular. You'll see them in magazines, a celebrity must have a list, & in San Diego lifestyle blogger photos. They are chic. They are well known. But are they worth their hefty price tag? Some people don't feel comfortable spending $60 or more on a candle, while others could easily spend hundreds. Why are Diptyque Candles so Expensive?!! Are the candles worth the money?

Diptyque is a luxury scented candle brand. The quality candles are said to release scent even when they're not burning. Some scents include Baies, which features notes of blackcurrant & Bulgarian rose; Figuier which features notes of the fig tree; Feu de Bois which features woody notes; Roses which features notes of changing roses; & Tubéreuse which features notes of the tuberose flower.



On their website, Diptyque Paris sells candlewick trimmer, candles snuffer, and their wide range of candles where you can even build your own set. 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! I haven't been able to find this type of deal again but if you ever find them on sale, it's worth a shot. I love to save money.

Maison Diptyque is known for its scented candles available in various scents, designs, colored votives. Give them as a gift set to your closest candle loving friend or use them to warm up your own space. This could be a savored gift for a special day like a birthday, promotion, holiday, etc since it's expensive & relatively well-known, particularly by candle lovers.

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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
TubĂ©reuse - 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 $35, & the 6.5 oz candle retails for $65. So, unless you find a Diptyque sale, the $55 Nordstrom Sale price is a fantastic value.

It all comes down to the scent, the burn time, and if you want to splurge on the cost. It really helps if you can smell it beforehand to see if you like the fragrance to see if it's worth the expensive price tag. If you don't know the sound comment it might not be worth spending $60 on something you're not even sure of.

Where To Buy Diptyque Candles

You can find Diptyque products in a few places. You can find them online in places such as Nordstrom. People who love candles will want to take a few Diptyque candles home.


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 luxury scented candle brand with quality, 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 candle set makes a thoughtful gift for a candle lover. If you value candles, this is a great value.

The quality of the glass container is quite nice. I removed leftover wax & washed out the glasses to decorate my home. Since I have the super small candles, they store little things like buttons, pins, coins, or something small.


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