Photography: Emma Palmer
Complete with an instantly recognisable chic and minimalistic aesthetic, who doesn’t love a Diptyque candle or three? With scents ranging from subtle smoky (Feu de Bois) to an outright floral explosion (Tuberose) landing on the perfect scent to burn or gift can be tricky. To make things a little easier, here’s our guide to how 11 of our favourites actually smell…
Smells like: A British garden in full bloom
One of the most well-known Diptyque scents, you’ll have a tricky job finding someone who doesn’t love this sweet smelling delight. Think English summertime garden with plenty of pretty petals and green foliage. You can also try Gardenia if you like blossoming flowers…
Smells like: Sun-soaked fig trees
Looking for a candle to light for these upcoming summer evenings? This one’s a wise choice. Inspired by the Diptyque’s founders love of Greece and summer spent seeking shade beneath a fig tree, this one’s a woody smell which is warmed by the rays of the Mediterranean sun.
Smells like: Roaring open fires
With a name that translates to ‘wood fire’, this one’s exactly that. If you haven’t got an open fire of your own, this is your next best bet. It’s another iconic scent which is warm, comforting and best for those colder months.
Smells like: A beautiful white bouquet
Another bestseller, this one screams freshly snipped white florals. If you’re looking to gift someone, this one’s sure to go down well – particularly with newlyweds…
Smells like: The great outdoors
Get that fresh outdoorsy feeling by lighting this invigorating candle which is quite literally like a breath of fresh woodland air. It will instantly uplift your mood…
Smells like: Cut grass and fresh flowers
Ever wondered what the fields of Provence smell like? Well this comes pretty close. It’s fresh and sweet yet green and grassy.
Smells like: A glorious summer’s day
Another bright and floral choice, this sweet-smelling candle is like sunshine on a grey day – perfect for our unpredictable British summertime. Many say this reminds them being at the beach (think sea salt and sunscreen!) so if there’s a candle for those feeling blue about postponed summer adventures, it’s probably this.
Smells like: Christmas with all the trimmings
Missing those cosy winter evenings? Relive them with this festive-inspired fragrance of mulled cider, roaring fires, fresh oranges and toasted cinnamon.