How To Take Care of Your Diptyque Candle

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My first Diptyque candle purchase was when I came home from Paris and moved back to Chicago. I wanted a little piece of Paris in Chicago. I chose Baies because I loved the scent and it also happens to be one of my post popular scents of Diptyque candles. If you are looking for your first one, this is usually a top choice. I have moved on to liking things a little lighter included Fig and Tuberose as my new favorites. These are always burning at home if you have followed me on Instagram you know this is a nightly ritual for me in quarantine.

Buying a Diptyque candle is an investment and it is important to know how to properly care for it so it lasts long and you enjoy it.

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Burn Time

With any candle to ensure an even burn (no tunneling or uneven wax residue left on the sides as the candle burns down), do a “memory burn” the first time you light any new candle. A “memory burn” is to train the candle to burn evenly down to get your moneys worth of burn time. The first time the candle is lit, lit the wax pool or melt all the way to the edges of the candle. Burn the candle for at least two hours the first time you burn it.

Trim The Wick

Before lighting your candle, trim the wick to 1/4 length. Also, it is important to keep the glass clean and doesn’t over-heat your candle and waste product. You can use wick trimmers but even kitchen scissors will work in a pinch.

Realign The Wick

After a good burn, just make sure the wick is sitting upright & center before the wax cools – but be careful!


Never leave a lit candle unattended


Keep your candles out of direct sunlight, in a cool space and they can last for years. Temperature control will keep the oils and the wax happy together in balance.

Favorite Candles

For something light and refreshing for the kitchen, I love Fig. It smells so good when you have a clean kitchen and it is burning. This one is not strong.

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Tuberose is the one I have owned the most and keep rebuying. I love the way it smells.

tuberose candle diptyque

mimosa diptyque candle

baies diptyque candle

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I love repurposing my empty glass containers too. You can fill them with makeup brushes, or small items to keep things organized on your vanity. To do this just pop the candle in the freezer and the remaining wax will pop out. Just make sure to hand wash the jar at the end so you can preserve the label.

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  1. I have Baies, and like the smell. I would love to buy another but there are so many choices. Which do you recommend if I like a more fruity smell?