Saturday, November 23, 2013

Diptyque Candle Set x10 | Nordstrom Exclusive


Diptyque has some wonderful holiday offerings this year. There are a number of gorgeous sets along with three new holiday scents (review to come soon). This year Nordstrom has an impressive exclusive 10 Piece Set ($130 for 10 candles). The set contains Diptyque's iconic scents from the line's 50-year history that includes two signature scents created each decade. Each candle is in the set comes in the baby size usually only found in gift-with-purchase events (I've never seen the baby sizes sold for sale individually). The candles are 1.2 oz each with approximately 12 hour burn time. While the set is expensive, it makes a stunning luxurious gift for the holidays. Sometimes you can't really tell if you'll like a scent until you burn it. This set offers a way to sample a wide range of scents without having to buy the full sizes.


The ten scents in the set include: Thé, Cannelle, Roses, Jasmin, Baies, Tubereuse, Figuier, Feu de Bois, Ambre and Patchouli.



There is a beautiful handout included with a timeline highlighting each scent featured in the set.


I haven't had a chance to try each candle yet (I've been busy burning the three holiday ones). It will most likely take me weeks to try each one to see if I like them enough to buy individually. I will however provide an overview of the scents.


I've purchased all the floral scents individually in the past.
  • Baies is a floral scent (one of their best sellers) which is a mixed bouquet of roses and blackcurrant leaves
  • Jasmin is a soft jasmin scent (smells like the real thing)
  • Roses smells like soft roses without being too harsh or floral
  • Tubereuse smells like the tubereuse flower
  • Patchouli is the best Patchouli scent I've smelled, it's not too herbal or woody, it's a warm earthy scent that seems to have a slight hint of soft vanilla
  • Figuier is a warm fig-wood scent, it's a fresh fig and one of my favorites in the line
  • Feu de Bois is a smoky firewood scent with a hint (very slight) of blackberry
  • Ambre is a warm incense-like scent with a mix of wvetiver and patchouli, enhanced with radiant anise seed, insolent spices, mysterious incense, cistus and tonka bean, it's not my favorite but I will have to burn to really tell
  • Cannelle has a mix of warm, dry, spicy, and aromatic bark from the East, it has a fresh scent
  • Thé is a dark strong tea smelling scent with a herbal feel

Overall a lovely and impressive set. It would make the ultimate gift for fragrance aficionados. You can always break down the set and use the baby candles as add-ons or stocking stuffers for the holiday as well. I'm enamored with the whole boxes set and can't wait to try each in the upcoming months. Diptyque candles are among my favorite, although priced at the high end for scented candles worth every penny. It's something you have to try to really see what the fuss is about. Once you try these there is no going back to other brands (although I still adore lower priced candles from Henri Bendel and still love Jo Malone and Fresh for higher end candles).

Here's a quick comparison of the sizes of the candles in this set. (I'll call them the baby size.) The baby sizes in this set are also sometimes found in gift with purchases which is the 1.2 oz size. The small size is the 2.4 oz ($28 each). Regular sized candles are 6.5 oz ($60 each). More detailed comparison to come in a follow up post.


The 10 piece set is exclusive to Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com (limited for the holidays). You can't beat free shipping and beautiful packaging. If you have a Nordstrom near you with Diptyque, you may want to call the fragrance department to check if they have any upcoming events. I received a mailer for their yearly customer appreciation night. There are usually events in early December at stores and they often have gift with purchases so it will be a good time to take advantage of the gift offerings if you have a list of items you've been saving up for. In my experience minimum buys tend to be around $100 to $150ish.

Have you purchased any Diptyque sets this year? Diptyque fans - what are your favorite scents?

17 comments:

  1. I saw your pic of these on IG. I wanted to find out more, pricing, etc. But rather than go to the nordstrom site, I decided to wait for your review:) I knew it was going to be better than whatever they put on the site.

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    1. I'll do a size comparison shortly and break down the differences in price, oz, burn time to help. For a quick reference the sets are about the same as the full size in price per oz. I know the different sizes can be so confusing unless you can see them side by side or in person.

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  2. Wow, now I would LOVE to receive that for Christmas!

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  3. i have yet to buy any candles from diptyque but i'm really interested in this as i like sets of smaller sizes to see if i'd want to buy a bigger version.

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  4. Hi Sabrina,

    This was such a tempting set, and all the minis looks so cute grouped together! I might have jumped if the candles were the full 'mini' size, since I like consistency. I love the scents of Thé, Baies, Roses, and Figuier!

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  5. Ow wow this looks amazing! =] xx.

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  6. These look so lovely and cute. I love the smell of all of their candles.

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  7. Hi hi ^_^

    Your artistic pictures sold me candles! LOL....
    I wonder if Malaysia carries this set. With that price for 10 candles, it is definitely worth the splurge!

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  8. What a beautiful load of Diptyque! I've only tried Roses, but I love it a lot! Time to repurchase I think :)

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  9. I bought this set and am enjoying it. I thought it was a great way to try new fragrances since I only owned Gardenia at the time. Love it and your photos are lovely.

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  10. Sabrina, I think your burn time is mis-typed. I was thinking what a rip off this set is if the burn time is only 2 hours for each candle. Basically you'd be getting 20 hours of burn time for that price. According to the Nordstrom site, these have 12 hours burn time each, so I think you're missing a 1. :)

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  11. Oops! Thank you for pointing out the error- it's been corrected now :)

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  12. OMG - what a gorgeous gift set! Its incredible. I would be thrilled to find this under my tree at Christmas
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  13. I really want to get this set for myself!

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  14. Well, thank you for enabling! LOL. After reading your post, I went on-line and put three of these in my cart for Cyber Monday: one for myself and one each for my sons' very special ladies. Both beautiful young women are Diptique lovers although I can't imagine anyone not being thrilled with receiving this lovely assortment as a gift.

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    1. Eileen OMG you are seriously so so so amazing!!!! That is very sweet of you :)

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