Diptyque Paris takes on New York with their new scent

Ever wondered what New York City might smell like to someone who doesn’t catch the subway everyday? Well wonder no more as the creative forces behind luxury beauty brand, Diptyque, have done just that. Having produced some of the most heavenly (and highly addictive) perfumes and scented candles in the world for over 50 years– the first store opened in 1961 in Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Prés district– the internationally recognized brand now pays homage to one of the greatest cities on earth, New York City.

The New York City candle is the brand’s third US city-exclusive candle and, in our opinion, the best yet. Made from only the highest quality ingredients, with scents such as wood cedar (our favorite) and waxy tobacco, the candle promises to transport you to the city that never sleeps.

And judging by the packaging, this is 1920’s New York, where glamor and over-the-top decadence reigned supreme. With its golden art deco lines set against a midnight-blue colored glass, the candle’s opulent design certainly puts the ‘golden’ in “The Golden Age.” In fact, the New York City candle wouldn’t look amiss in the company of, say, Gatsby himself. (Maybe if he had gifted Daisy the candle things would’ve turned out better?) Indeed, once alight it’s certainly not hard to imagine yourself, Gin&Tonic in hand, soaking in the atmosphere of an underground speakeasy where darkness covers, or rather encourages, indulgence in a multitude of guises...

Add to your collection or join the beauty cult with this limited edition candle, a must for any New Yorker with a penchant for a well-scented home or visitors wanting to distill their experience into a handy travel-size souvenir to take back with them. The New York City candle, a candle that not only smells great but adds elegance to any room, is a gift that keeps on, er, burning.


The New York City candle (190g) retails at $70 and is available now exclusively at Diptyque's New York City boutique locations, including their brand new store in Grand Central Station.


Words: Emily Freedman