This is just a little peek at a little gift-to-self I treated myself to recently. I had been drooling inappropriately over lusting after a Mimosa Diptyque candle for forever, always paying little visits to the Space NK to sniff it (yes, the sales assistants probably thought I was crazy) but when I saw a special code going around (on www.reallyree.com) I just couldn’t resist any longer.
The offer was rather fab, with any purchase you got a mini Mimosa Candle, a Body Lotion and a little fragrance sample – all housed in a pretty little cotton bag. So I decided to finally purchase a Mimosa candle (in the travel size) and make the most of the offer. 
For luxury factor, Diptyque is a hard one to beat – there’s just something about the simple black and white packaging that calls to me. I also can’t put my finger on why I love the Mimosa scent so much, I think it reminds me of a fragrance I bought in New York from Henri Bendel of the same name that I adore and I do have a massive thing for candles – pretty much always burning one somewhere around the house.
I should also mention, I have been totally converted to the benefits of the more expensive candles out there. I always used to think they were stupidly over priced and not worth the extra cash – but the difference is so noticeable. The better quality (expensive) candles burn longer, with less smoke and the fragrance really fills a room and lasts. Where the cheaper ones tend to create more smoke (which leaves dirty marks on the walls) and the scent lingers for less time. So, just my two cents… expensive candles are worth the extra if you can.
What do you think of Diptyque fragrances? Do you have a favourite?

Bought by me.


  1. October 5, 2012 / 7:18 am

    Oooooh the packaging is so pretty! Totally agree about more pricey candles, cheap scented ones only smell nice until you light them. I really love yankee candles and the way the wick bubbles at the top so you get a more even melt and less waste. x


  2. October 5, 2012 / 8:23 am

    Oh I need to check out Mimosa next time i’m in London. I have Eau Duelle from them and really love it!

  3. October 5, 2012 / 11:45 am

    I agree, expensive candles are more often than not better than cheap ones and if I wasn’t living on a student budget I’d splurge on expensive candles! Never tried Diptyque candles but I’ve found Village Candles to be really great though and they’re really affordable but hard to come by sadly xx

  4. October 6, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    God, I love dyptique. My fave scent is Cypress

  5. October 7, 2012 / 9:21 am

    I used to be a huge advocate of high-end, expensive candles, too – Diptyque, Jo Malone, you name it! But then I discovered Lily Flame candles, which cost about £8 and are just as good, if not better than all the expensive brands – long burn time and amazing long-lasting scent. Well worth a try. (I’m nothing to do with the company, just a big fan!!)

  6. Zaggora girl
    October 8, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    We love the product packaging! Can you describe the scent? 🙂

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