Diptyque Just Launched A New Holiday Collection That Smells Good Enough to Eat

published Nov 10, 2021
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Is there anything more delightful than opening a Diptyque candle? A friend of mine recently got engaged, and I promised myself I’d entertain the idea of a less-predictable gift to commemorate the occasion. However, after sifting through countless alternative recommendations online, the decision was as clear as the new diamond that graced her hand: it had to be a Diptyque candle. Yes, a monogrammed ice bucket or champagne flutes would have been lovely, but only a vessel from the iconic French candle company could infuse her home with an aroma that matched the very love, happiness, and romance she was feeling in this moment. I drove straight to the local boutique that carries the brand’s treasured scents, and after a lengthy deliberation process (you can’t go wrong with Diptyque’s best-selling Baies, but Roses felt right in this specific instance), I swiped my card, had the candle gift wrapped, and walked out with a bow on a bag that I couldn’t wait to hand over to the happy couple.

When it comes to the luxe, irresistible, and “I really shouldn’t” candle category, Diptyque is simply unmatched — and their exclusive scents are usually worth the splurge. (Did you know Diptyque also offers a hair mist?) The holidays are on the horizon, and the beloved brand is already making our wishes come true with its highly anticipated collection of winter-inspired aromas. These just-released candles are packed with all the quintessential notes of the season like pine, gingerbread, cinnamon, and more. This year’s trio includes three new enticing scents: BiscuitSapin (“fir” in French), and Flocon (“snowflake”). Whether placed in the entryway, on a hutch, side table, or floating shelf, I can’t wait to deck my halls out with each one (and you should, too!). The holidays are the perfect time to spend a little extra on those you love most, so if you’re looking for a special gift your recipient will put to good use, you can also snag all three in a limited-edition gift set.

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A few years ago, I started hosting an annual cookie swap with a group of close friends. There’s nothing that puts me into the holiday spirit quite like the smell of vanilla, brown sugar, and gingerbread, although I’m admittedly not the most talented baker (no, I can’t eyeball a tablespoon and yes, I’m a huge fan of the slice-and-bake cookies). We all have our talents, and even if yours is baking, you can put the rolling pin aside and let this candle do the work for you. Its spicy and delicious scent is reminiscent of festive baking, enhanced by woody accents of patchouli — which is part of the mint family — and will wrap your home in warmth and holiday cheer.

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Someday, I will have a real Christmas tree. Until then, my faux tree will do the job — and it will do it well with ease of care and maintenance. If you’re like me and appreciate the logical benefits of a faux tree but savor the smell of natural pine needles, this enchanting candle is for you. Meaning “fir” or “fir tree” in French, Sapin fuses mountain pine aromas with the subtle smoky smell of an open fire to bring the refreshing scent of crisp winter air into your home.

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With light and velvety notes of white musk, mimosa, and winter florals, this candle means “snowflake” and represents Diptyque’s interpretation of its ethereal namesake. From its vessel that sparkles with deep blue, light blue, and gold flecks, to its light, airy, and elegant scent, this candle smells just like the first snowfall we’re all waiting for.

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We know: With three incredible new winter scents, how can you possibly choose just one? If you’re feeling extra cheery this season (or just want them all!), Diptyque is offering the entire trio of candles in this limited-edition gift set, which arrives in a white box with a chic holiday design. Each candle is 2.5 ounces, so they’re the perfect size to place in small spots throughout the home — in your bathroom, on a bar cart, or on your bedside table. If you have a bit more space to work with, they’d also look lovely arranged together on a mantel, bookcase, or large shelf.

This article originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it here: Diptyque’s New Holiday Collection Smells Good Enough to Eat