Sunday, October 27, 2013

Diptyque Boutique Maiden Lane - San Francisco

Diptyque | Maiden Lane, San Francisco

I took a much-needed mini vacation this month with my husband. We spent a week in San Francisco visiting family and friends. I've been a die-hard Diptyque fan so the Diptyque Store on Maiden Lane was on my list of must-see places. The store featured the new Diptyque Electric Diffuser (quite impressive) which will accomodate a small selection of scents in 34 boulevard st germain, Figuier, Baies, Amber and Feu de Bois. Both my husband and I were seriously tempted.

The Maiden Lane boutique is a small intimate store. It has a warm slightly rustic-library feel with the wood shelves and decor. The store is split into an upper and lower level creating a home-like feel. The combination of all the scents was so incredible. I wished I could take the entire store and transport it into my own home. I learned so much from the Diptyque staff on each of the different categories of scents - they were incredibly friendly and patient with all our questions as we asked about each candle. I've since developed quite a long wish list of items to try in the future. Due to our traveling situation I limited myself to 2 items (since we didn't want to check any luggage) and purchased two of the Boutique Exclusives in Mousses (forest-moss) and Tilleul (linden tree). If you have a chance to visit one of the boutiques I highly recommend it. The store Diptyque reps are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. The stores themselves are decorated so beautifully - I felt inspired to up the game in our own house decoration-wise with subtle candle accents.







Mini 2.4 oz candles shown below all lined up ($28 each):



Boutique accessories (photophores are store exclusives):


My picks Mousses  and Tilleul




Have you been to a Diptyque Boutique? I normally purchase my candles from Nordstrom or Barneys but fell completely in love with the Diptyque store. What are your favorite Diptyque items?

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16 comments:

  1. Hi Sabrina,

    I loved seeing your photos of Diptyque San Francisco; the colors are so bright and very California! The two Diptyque boutiques I've seen so far are Diptyque Chicago (more serious) and Diptyque NYC on Bleecker St. (more glitzy) :-)

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    1. Ooh, the Chicago and Bleeker stores sound so interesting. Love that each one seems to have a different theme which make them unique!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! I haven't been to a Diptyque boutique yet and rely on retailers like Nordstrom,etc. I imagine it must have smelled divine inside the store :)

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    1. You're welcome. I rely on larger retailers too - was interested to learn that the Boutiques have exclusive scents and accessories. I always wondered why I couldn't find Tilleul at any stores (although I did see it online at Nordstrom).

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  3. You're such a Diptyque aficionado, I bet you felt like you were in heaven. I know I would have felt that way :-). Thanks for sharing your visit with us.

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    1. Awww Eileen you're too sweet. Yes it was what I imagine heaven might be like :)

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  4. i don't think i've been to another diptyque boutique but i quite like the one in SF! I should definitely go to the ones in chicago and NYC!

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    1. Ooh! Would love to hear your thoughts when you get to visit them :)

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  5. Oh my, what a lovely little store. They added a lot of nice touches to it, it's definitely a store you'd love to shop ^^. I'm pretty excited about the diffuser, now that's one of the fanciest I've ever seen! ^^

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    1. I agree - the diffuser is QUITE impressive!!

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  6. I wish to visit that adorable place one day!

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  7. Last week I received a Diptique candel in Figuier, the colored version, I have THE best mother in law!
    I have been in the Diptique shop in St. Germain, Paris and it was exquisit.
    My favs are Mimosa and Chevrefeuille.
    Greetings from Germany

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    1. What a beautiful gift and yes what a wonderful mother in law!! I would die if I could visit the store in Paris!

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  8. Oh wow--that must have been fantastic. I think if I were to ever visit a Diptyque Boutique I would go broke. Tilleul has been on my shopping list for a while now. I'm really curious as to how Mousses--and so many others--smell.

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  9. What a gorgeous store! Very well laid out. I have never tried anything from Diptyque but has often lusted over their candles
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk

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  10. I would be so pleasantly overwhelmed by all the wonderful scents! :-)

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