Cyber Monday might not be here just yet, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t get excited for the sale anyway. I’m not an in-the-moment shopper. I take my time. I consider all my options. I read reviews for days before I decide to buy something. I also find Cyber Month a bit stressful—there are so many deals happening all at once and I sometimes spend money on items I don’t end up liking simply because they’re on sale. So, from one anxious shopper to another, this is me helping you get organized about one of my favorite beauty brands—Diptyque—and their Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotions before they start so that you can prep accordingly. Yes, this is one of the best beauty deals to shop this year.
Here’s the deal: from November 20 through to November 27, Diptyque will be gifting two of their most iconic scents—Baies and Feu de Bois—in the form of two mini candles plus a set of festive ornaments with any purchase of $175 or more when shoppers use the code #CYBER23 at checkout. That means that you get even more beautifully scented luxurious candles to keep for yourself while you shop for everyone on your list, from your boss at work to your mom.
Speaking of shopping for other scents, keep scrolling for a definitive list of the best Diptyque perfumes and candles, according to our team of editors, to get familiar with before the discounts roll in. Team Marie Claire is obsessed with the brand for its line of fresh-smelling products that we can rely on to last day in and day out (or on 14-hour days when we’re running around to events and meetings).
“I am not usually a fan of rose-scented perfumes. They’re often heady and leave me feeling woozy from the fake flowery-ness. However, this one from Diptyque was the first scent that actually smelled like the flower it represents as it exists in nature. Sweet, light, delicate, and free of headache-inducing undertones. However, don’t take the fact that it’s an eau de toilette fool you. It lasts (and lasts).” — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor
“Philosykos is, to me, the absolute ideal fig scent. No other (even the brand’s lovely Figuier candle!) can compare. While the fruit takes center stage here, the fragrance doesn’t shy away from other aspects of the grove, remaining very green and slightly woody. It’s how I imagine the goddess Athena smells, and it keeps me dreaming of the Mediterranean on chilly winter days.” — Sophia Vilensky, Freelance Writer
“I have plenty of basic traits, but my love for Diptque's Baies scent is foremost among them. This classic, beloved Diptque scent is a flowery, fruity delight, perfect for brightening up your living space and making it feel fancier than it really is.” — Jenny Hollander, Digital Director
“I promised myself no more candles. My collection has grown from a casual interest to a bordering-on-hoarding obsession. I'm one forgotten wick away from burning my apartment building to the ground. But then I smelled Diptyque's Roses and began to wonder, "Hey, what's the problem with just one more candle?" The scent is wonderfully fresh and purely floral, conjuring a strong memory of wandering through your grandma's rose garden. The burn time for the 190 g option is 50 hours, but if you size up to the large, the rose candle will last you for 90.” – Emma Childs, Fashion Features Editor
"Few scents are as reliably enjoyable as the amber-forward Ambre candle. The scent is elegant and refined, with warm wood, vetiver, and patchouli wrapping themselves around a bouquet of spices, incense, rockrose, and tonka bean. If feeling like a luxurious woman with a litany of secrets both banal and exhilarating is the vibe, this candle is the answer. It's the perfect wintertime accessory for any home—be it your own, or the friend you're possibly buying this for—and sure to impress. Because at the end of the day, don't we all just want to feel a little bit fancier and cozier this holiday season? So just go ahead and get the candle. It's a necessity, darling." - Alicia Lutes, Freelance Writer
“You know when you’re about to have people over and you want to freshen up your space last minute? That’s where this room spray comes in. After (embarrassingly) using it as a body mist for a few weeks, my fiance pointed out that it was one of his favorite scents of all time. Now, our apartment smells like it all the time. The bottle is pricey at $72, but one spritz in each room is more than enough to flood the space with the light fruity scent. Yes, it does linger in the space for hours. And no, it doesn’t get overpowering as you sit in the space over time.” — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor
“I love giving (and getting) this trio as a gift. It’s got their three most popular scents (Baies is my favorite), and if the person isn’t sure what scent they want, these are the perfect trial size. They’ll burn for 50+ hours if you take good enough care of them, even though they’re small. The great thing about Diptyque scents is their softness—I am absolutely not a fan of rose scent generally, but their Roses is aromatic without being saccharine.” — Katherine Igoe, Contributing Editor
“If you could bottle the joy of the holiday season, I promise this is exactly what it would smell like. With dates, vanilla, and patchouli as the star ingredients, this candle instantly warms up any room and fills me with the holiday spirit. Because it’s limited-edition, the glass jar is particularly festive with gold and red detailing. I'll burn through this the week of Christmas or wrap it up as a perfect gift under the tree." — Samantha Holender, Beauty Editor
“Is it winter? Yes. Am I still thinking about summer fragrances? Yes. This scent, launched in June 2023, is the ideal sexy summer perfume that I will 100 percent be wearing the second the weather begins to warm in the early spring—that’s how much I miss it. Scents like bergamot mingle with notes of Petitgrain, an essential oil extracted from the leaves of an orange tree, and Balsam of Peru, which is similar to a vanilla note with warm undertones and a hint of cinnamon. Plus, the gold-labeled packaging makes it an easy gift.” — Julia Marzovilla, E-Commerce Editor.
"'Tis the season for your home to smell like like comfort. And does anything feel more warming and wonderful than a candle evoking the smells of pine, cotton, and more? That's why this set is a great option for gifting (to yourself or otherwise). Sapin (Pine) features notes of pine, resin and cedar. Délice features notes of dates, vanilla and patchouli. Coton (Cotton) features a powdery scent with notes of musk and tonka bean. Warm, calming comfort: is there anything better?" - Alicia Lutes, Freelance Writer
"Sometimes you just want to feel taken away to another time and place. Diptyque's Orpheon scent does exactly that, transporting you (and your vibe) to Paris in the '60s. This jazzy, smoky scent is more androgynous than most, but that's exactly what makes it so intoxicating. Named for the bar in Paris the creators of the company used to love to hang out at—the Orphéon—the scent is brimming with a smoky, woody base that's accented with the warmth of tonka bean and juniper berry, with a hint of jasmine at the back. It lingers and wears in such a way, you're sure to feel like the coolest, most mysterious version of yourself when you wear it." - Alicia Lutes, Freelance Writer
"These two scents combined into a single gift set with a fancy candle carousel is something I never would have known I needed, but now I clearly do. Because who doesn't want their home to smell divine while the interplay of light and dark is projected onto the walls with this pretty golden device? According to Diptyque, 'the carousel and its ten pendants engage in a fragrant, flamboyant dance to mark the end of the year,' and if that doesn't scream 'GIFT ME!' I don't know what does." - Alicia Lutes, Freelance Writer
"Dipytque's signature scent—the one that makes their flagship store smell so iconic—is made even more elegant and refined when paired with this stunning hourglass diffuser. With 34 Boulevard Saint Germain, you're getting a robust, full-bodied scent featuring spices, wood, and autumn leaves. And it's refillable, so, it really is the gift that keeps on giving (for an hour at a time)." - Alicia Lutes, Freelance Writer
"I love the scent of figs so much. It's so sensual and warm, mysterious yet welcoming. If I were to have a signature scent (I don't because I love changing things up every season), it would absolutely be heavily fig-based. Which is what I love about figuier. And, well, to have a diffuser filled with the stuff would certainly be a gift I'd like to receive this year." - Alicia Lutes, Freelance Writer
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