Saturday, 1 April 2017


I know, I know - it didn't matter what I chose to call this post, because all that you would have seen was 'really, really expensive candles'. I get it though, I do - Diptyque are expensive, and they're something that I definitely never could have justified buying for myself, but seeing as though they offered to send me one, I feel as though I can give a more unbiased view than if my mind was weighed down by the heavy price of a scented, white candle. There's got to be a reason that these guys are so iconic though, right? There's got to be a reason that so many people out there are going to Space NK in order to drop a few weeks wages on a candle, surely? Let's see, it's time for a lowdown.

I mean, I'm going to start by saying that they're undoubtedly absolutely gorgeous; there's something amazing about that elegant, basic and timeless packaging that really draws me in. Is it that I've seen it on a hundred different Instagram pages? Maybe. Is it that there is no YouTuber has ever spoken badly about a monochrome colour scheme? Probably. But, the look of the brand as a whole has always intrigued me, and so when I received one of these in the post, it was love at first sight. Although I could have picked my scent, I didn't really know where to start, and so I let their lovely PR contact do it for me, and so it was a surprise when I open the parcel, and nestled inside was the Diptyque candle in Freesia.

Admittedly this isn't a scent that I would normally opt for - and especially not at £45 per candle (although I did actually think that these were a lot more expensive than this, and so this is probably the only time that £45 was a good surprise when it comes to candle pricing). I have to say though; these scents are high end; this isn't the floral sweet smell of Freesia that you'd expect from cheaper candles of the same nature, this is a fresh smell, with just a hint of flowers like when you walk past some flowers on a Summer's day. It's beautiful - fresh, clean and grown up. Is it worth £45, though? I just don't really know.

Do I love this? Undoubtedly, I think that it's really beautiful, fresh smelling and just something special - but is it something I'd ever buy for myself? I want to say no because it's just a candle, but more than once this week I've found myself hovering over the black version of the baies scent and so yes, maybe. If it helps you make a decision on whether this is worth it or not; I have to say that I would definitely pay this to buy one for my Mum in the future as a treat; and that's high praise, because my Mum doesn't really get the paying for expensive things mentality, and so at most she'd tell me it smells and looks nice.

All in all - this is an expensive candle; but it's also something really special and beautiful, and I want to say that I couldn't justify this in future, but like I said; that black Baies candle is calling my name. If you've ever tried Diptyque candles, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Sammy xo.


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