Diptyque Violette Candle

Diptyque candle - Violette
Diptyque candle - Violette
Diptyque candle - Violette

Diptyque standard candle in Violette – £38
available from Liberty, John Lewis, Selfridges

Rob and I recently celebrated our eight year anniversary, and even though we aren’t big on presents (I am much more of a card and dinner kind-of-girl) there was one thing I had my hopes set on. A Diptyque candle. And so to Liberty’s we went where I spent the next fifteen minutes umming and ahhing over the plethora of scented candles and fragrances they had to offer. Diptyque is a French perfumery brand born in Paris, 34 boulevard Saint Germain to be precise, where they began to create their legendary repertoire of fragrances. The brand now boasts a collection of home and outdoor candles, eau de toilettes, colognes and body lotions, all sporting the iconic black lettering on the renown oval label which spells out simplicity and luxury in equal measures. Diptyque has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it such a desirable and alluring brand. I am currently burning my new Violette candle as I type and I know full well this won’t be my last dabble with Diptyque.

The scent of my new candle is reminiscent of an old fashion sweetshop, soon after someone has spilt the jar of parma violets all over the counter. It is sweet, floral and powdery and is absolutely beautiful with a very calming aroma which instantly fills the room the moment you open the box. The standard candle can burn for up to 60 hours so I think you definitely get your money’s worth with these products and I am excited to indulge in some of Diptyque’s eau de toilettes next time I happen to be passing by Liberty’s!

Have you tried anything from Diptyque? Which is your favourite fragrance?

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  1. 15th September 2012 / 8:47 pm

    I had a sniff of these last time I was in Harey Nics and to be honest I wasn't in love with any of them – but they didn't have this one! I'm sure if I had smelt parma violets I'd have been off to the counter with it like a shot! <3

  2. 15th September 2012 / 9:03 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the diptyque candles, but wish they weren't so expensive! My favourite is Opopanax 🙂 x

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  3. 15th September 2012 / 9:31 pm

    Love luxury candles… Definitely have to stock up for winter!

  4. 15th September 2012 / 10:16 pm

    Your writing is so beautifully descriptive that I feel like i'm there with you sniffing that candle! 🙂 Lovely post x


  5. 16th September 2012 / 2:39 am

    What a wonderful gift! I've actually never purchased one but will have to during the upcoming winter 🙂

  6. 16th September 2012 / 8:43 am

    I love Diptyque candles:)!


  7. 16th September 2012 / 9:12 am

    I need to try Diptyque, I might invest in one of their candles with some birthday money!

  8. 17th September 2012 / 1:13 pm

    this looks and sounds so lovely! i'm dying to try diptyque but keep putting it off because £38 seems so expensive for a candle…

  9. 25th September 2012 / 5:37 pm

    Mmm this is one of my favorite scents! I hadnt heard they did this before now! x