Want a Diptyque Candle That Smells Like NYC...or Paris or London? (And No, It’s Not What You’re Thinking)
Miss Manhattan after temporarily moving out due to the pandemic? Longing for that Parisian trip you never got to take in the spring? Or just looking to travel the globe any way you can? We know this year has been weird, but we've just been graced with the launch of Diptyque's exclusive City Candles, which features nine collectible (and giftable, might we add) scents from Hong Kong to Paris to New York to Beverly Hills and more. The collection will be available for one week only—from September 17 to September 23 exclusively at diptyqueparis.com.
Get this: Diptyque’s City Candles are typically only available in the location they're named after, but this year since none of us are traveling, the brand is allowing shoppers a chance to finally get their hands on their city-favorites no matter where they are in the world. And if we know anything about Diptyque, it's that its candles feature some of the most sought-after scents. So, fear not: The New York candle will smell nothing like garbage. Each candle perfectly captures the fragrance of its namesake destination, so even though your passport is probably collecting dust, you'll still be able to close your eyes and pretend you're in the destination of your choice.
Each 6.5-ounce candle comes in a different color votive for even more collectibility and can be yours for $74 a pop. See all the scents below, then get clicking. We repeat: this collection is only available for seven days (or before it inevitably sells out).
1. Hong Kong City Candle
An ode to nature expressed through notes reminiscent of the famous Bauhinia Blakeana, this candle is accented with a floral-vanilla accord that appeals to nearly everyone.
2. Paris City Candle
The Paris candle takes you to the heart of Saint Germain, i.e. the very definition of Parisian chic. The scent features a mysterious chypre accord accentuated with a hint of lavender.
3. Berlin City Candle
The scents in this candle transport you to the German capital's most prestigious shopping street. You'll smell notes of blossoming linden trees, which comes off as a powerful floral aroma with light honey accents.
4. New York City Candle
The New York candle will bring you back to the golden age of speakeasies and the city's nightlife. Pour up a Manhattan, light this candle and bask in the notes of cedar wood, vetiver, patchouli and incense.
5. Miami City Candle
The Miami candle is exactly what you'd expect; An exotic aroma of delicate magnolia blossoms enhanced by vibrant citrus notes, reminiscent of Key Lime Pie. One word: yum.
6. Beverly Hills City Candle
The Beverly Hills candle embodies the city's palm trees and lush, shaded gardens. You'll smell enticing bouquets of white flowers plus mint and lemon for an uplifting, sunny-day reminiscent aroma.
7. Tokyo City Candle
Tokyo is so much more than a bustling city and this candle perfectly evokes the more laid-back side. Think: a stroll through an alleyway shaded by Japanese cypress trees and soothing notes of incense.
8. Shanghai City Candle
Reminiscent of a Chinese tea ceremony, the Shanghai candle features notes of osmanthus flowers complemented with green tea.
9. London City Candle
With unique notes of heliotrope, lilac, juniper, hyacinth and a touch of spice, this candle transports you to the heart of the Columbia Road flower market.