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Monday, 25 March 2013

diptyque tubereuse candle

diptyque tuberose candle review swatch photo

I recently went into Liberty via the sweets/chocolate entrance and boy was that a mistake. I stumbled into what I always refer to as the Diptyque Corridor. It's a really lovely part of the shop (lets face it all of Liberty is GORGEOUS) with all the Diptyque products laid out all lovely and nice. After some deliberation I decided on this full size Diptyque Tubereuse Candle, which was a whopping £40. I don't think I've ever done anything and instantly thought "Lily, You officially have more money than sense". Dropping what I'd normally quaff at on a dress on a candle that's going to give me 60 hours of room scent and be gone. Gosh Im a idiot.

Anyway, It's done now. I've bought it and started burning it, So I'll review it. Diptyque Tubereuse is basically a Tuberose based candle. Tuberose is a gorgeous strong, sweet, exotic, dark, sexy type of scent. It has that "creamy white" floral elements with an almost "dirty" sort of note to it. I can even put my finger on how I'm trying to describe it as dirty, a little bit old… fuddy duddy. Warm and Sexy. Think along the same lines as Jasmine or Gardenia, but a little sharper on the nostrils. To me I find Tuberose comforting and uplifting at the same time, It's absolutely intoxicating and heavenly. I don't normally like such floral scents but something about it just screams sophisticated, sexy and elegance to me.

I realised after a while why it appealed so me so much in the store as the sent was so familiar. My ex-boyfriend Dad used to make handmade candles and hand/body products and I remembered that his house used to always smell like that. His Tuberose Candle was always my favourite and I was given some one Christmas and loved it. Now, we split up two and a bit years ago now, but as soon as I started burning it brought the smell of his house back. The throw of Diptyque candles really impressed me as well. It filled my large bedroom with a really amazing scent which lingered even once the candle had been blown out. I did take care with the candle as I didn't want to waste it so read into the best ways to burn a candle.

Do I think I'll be buying a new Diptyque Candle in a hurry? Oh Hell No. I'm not that frivolous. It's nice but not THAT nice. If I'm totally honest I cant see the appeal of Luxe candles, they smell good but how do you justify something that just makes something smell good. Although I suppose the same principle applies to perfume… I do like to have a scented candle in my room sometimes, but when I do in future I think I'll be sticking to my reasonably priced candles. While I think Dipqtque candles, although frivolous and ridiculously expensive are lovely overall… just… yeah… more money than sense. *mutters*

31 comments

  1. I love diptyque candles my friend always has them in her room but I can't justify spending that much on a candle xx

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  2. This looks and sounds gorgeous, I love when a scent brings back memories, I will definitely cave and buy one of these someday! xx

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  3. I love the scents of their candles but I hate how expensive they are! xxx
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  4. I'm still yet to try one of these. I just can't justify so many dollars on a candle. One day when I'm rich maybe...
    Zoe xo

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  5. I love candles but £40 for such a small candle is crazy, i bet it smells amazing though x


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  6. It looks lovely, and I can see it sitting pretty on my dressing table! ...I'm just not sure I could warrant spending £40 on a candle. I love Liberty too - their Xmas decorations are amazing!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  7. totally agree! some things are worth spending extra money on, but £40 for a candle? im half mad but half impressed that they can get away with it.
    scents are really evocative though, it's lovely when transport you back to happy times or fond memories... can *almost* understand why you had this moment of madness!

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  8. I love candles but I think they are all way too overpriced:) x

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  9. I love tuberose. The White Company do one which has been discontinued but is still available at Bicester for £16. It smells amazing! I'm sure you could try eBay for it too!
    xc

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  10. I love candles, but haven't smelt this particular one. I love smells that bring back nostalgia but £40 does seem like quite a lot to spend of something you are literally going to burn though. It would definatley be a lovely little present!

    K x

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  11. Sali Hughes the beauty journalist has written about expensive scented candles and how they are actually better value as they last longer (burning time), they smell stronger and the smell lingers (like you said).

    I agree it's a lot of money though. I currently have some cheapo Asda scented tealights on the go but I would really like to try Diptyque in the future.

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  12. ... I forgot to add that basically she says cheaper candles are a 'false economy' as you end up spending the same amount when replacing them after one night as you've had to burn them for hours to get the same smell as 1 hour of a luxe candle!

    So don't feel too guilty!

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  13. Wow, £40 for a candle is really a lot. I don't think I'd spend that much for a candle, even if it smelt like heaven!

    Francesca
    http://petitfaon.blogspot.it/

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  14. too expensive for one candle...:(

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  15. I've heard so much about these candles but don't think i'll be jumping on the badwagon anytime soon!
    Sophie
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  16. I need to try a diptyque candle!
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  17. I treated myself to a Diptyque candle last summer in one of those 'I've just finished my exams, I've earnt it(!) moments...' And it still sits unburnt and unopened because I can't bring myself to burn it!
    I love candles though, and luckily I'm currently obsessed with the Ikea vanilla icecream-esque one - cheap and cheerful :p

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  18. I love these the look of these candles and bought a Diptique perfume in the SpaceNK sale but i don't know, i just can't seem to justify the money on a candle! Though i probably will one day on a spur of the moment shopping trip!

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    Alice xx

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  19. I've never had one of those candles, I would love to be able to justify spending £40 on a candle.....but i just cant do it!

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  20. It looks lovely.....Niiiiiiiiiiice

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  21. £40 is so expensive, but diptyque candles look amazing

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  22. love that corridor!

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  23. Wow so expensive!

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  24. £40!? That's so expensive, oh my gosh! Sounds like it smells nice though, and it does look cute!xx

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  25. That is expensive, and i shall not be rushing out to be buying one in a hurry, But it does sound lovely :) But i couldnt justify the 40 pound price tag,

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Ive never tried one of these before and at £40 i think theyre a little expensive BUT i do love the sound of them!!


    Laura xxx
    www.whatlauralovesuk.com

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  27. I just love Dyptique candles. But with such a high price tag, they are a treat for sure, but a nice change from the Ikea candles :)
    My favorites are Baies, Santal and thé.

    xx
    Axelle
    Style playground

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  28. wow that sounds like it smelt incredible, shame its so expensive

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  29. Hiya!
    I'd be interested in you having a review of Scentsy Vs. Diptyque in terms of how the scents stack up, the longevity of the scents, and your like/dislike of the scents. Scentsy flameless, wickless candles start at £5 for a bar (each cube is 8-10 hours, and each bar has 8 cubes), and you need to add in a warmer which is between 30-40£, and you have roughly the same price as the Diptyque candle. savingscents.scentsy.co.uk

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  30. I moved into my new flat maybe 5ish weeks ago, and I've filled my bedroom with candles. This sounds like the perfect one to light after a hard days work, and just drift away to. Heroine In Heels

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