UPDATE: 3/16 Extended through Friday! 3/14 Closed today (Tuesday) due to snow!
Alright ladies and gentlemen! Who likes surprises? Because earlier this afternoon Diptyque suddenly announced the return of their beloved annual sample sale. The French perfumer had not abandoned its NYC faithful and has treated us to a very sudden but of course very welcome sample sale. The event once again takes place at Century 21 Edition venue and runs through Thursday. Due to the unexpected nature of their announcement there are no crowds outside and plenty of classic candles and fragrances. I highly recommend going today if you can! Tomorrow’s snow storm is likely to wreak havoc on transportation and you can bet there’ll be huge lines outside.
I was blissfully unaware of the U-turn my day was about to take. While on my way to the Milly sample sale I suddenly received a last moment invite to Diptyque! I’ve been greatly anticipating this event (as it is normally scheduled for February) but this year we were thrown for a loop. Luckily it all worked out for the best! The sudden announcement meant that there were no lines, even when I left during lunch time and crowds should have been at their prime.
The sale is located on the second floor of the C21 Edition
space. Proceed to grab one of the shopping bags and start loading up! The only limit was on standard candles (10 each). Selection was one of the best I’ve seen in years. Lots of classic standard candles like Roses
, Feuille de Lavande
, and more. Prices were similar to past sales with standard 190g (6.5oz) candles
and mini 70g (2.4oz)
each. They retail for $64 and $34
respectively. You’ll find all the classic scents on the left hand side of the venue. There were larger 300g colored candles
available for $45
(retail $90) but only in these three scents: Tubereuse
, and Figuier
. The sale also offered a great selection of special and limited edition candles and sets. Among Diptyque’s most popular candles are their special Valentine’s Day
collaboration items. I’m happy to report that there was a large selection of last year’s Olympia Le Tan Rosaviola
candles in standard and mini size. There were scented ovals
and hand creams
($13) from the same collection. Another surprise was finding Primavera
candles from the Printemps 150 year anniversary
special edition. Funny thing is that I tried to buy them in Paris during my last trip but they were completely sold out. I guess good things come to those who wait 🙂
Some of the best deals came in the form of coffrets. There were 3, 5, and 10 mini candles sets. These little candles are smaller than the regular minis. They’re just 35g (1.23oz) but are a great way to sample Diptyque’s variety of scents, especially at these prices. A Nordstrom exclusive anniversary edition coffret of five candles is only $28 but there is a slightly different coffret for $35. There were two versions of 10 candles coffrets for just $65 each. Diptyque SA’s are available to help answer any and all questions. I personally had quite a few because things can get pretty confusing trying to figure out which set is which 🙂 Holiday candles were once again in large abundance but unlike previous years they did not feel overwhelming. There were this year’s holiday ’17 (Epices et Delices, Le Roi Sapin, Encens Étoile) standard, mini, and 3 candle sets, as well as ’16 (Lobian, Spain, Liquid Ambar) and ’15 (Resin, Épice, Hiver) holiday editions. Prices were the same as standard cables: $35 and $20 respectively. Larger candles from 34 Collection like La Proveresse, Le Redoute, Trente Quatre Boulevard Saint Germain, and even Bazar were also present. They were priced at $45 for 220g and retail for $85.
The sale also offered a large selection of fragrances and beauty
. Diptyque scents are considered unisex so despite some being labeled as a Cologne or Perfume they’ll work for both women and men based on your personal scent preferences. Most 100ml Eau de Toilette
, 50ml $45
, 30ml $33
, 75ml Eau de Parfum $80
, roll on
, roll on oils $28
, and solids $25
. Scents included Tam Dao
, Eau Duelle
, Do Son
, Eau de Lierre
, and more. There were also fragrances from the 34 Collection
with slightly higher prices. I was particularly taken by Essences Incensées
atomizer perfume bottles. Not to be overlooked, beauty and skincare items could be found right as you enter the venue. Hand and body creams, shower gels, lotions, balms, cleansers, oils, beauty water, soaps, and sets! L’Art du Soin facial skincare
and body care
sets are a good value and a nice way to try the products without a major commitment. Please check out the photos and price lists below. I’ve linked up (almost) everything that I saw at the sale and I’ll also add more info once I’m at my computer. Good luck and hope you get to shop today!
Three candle coffret $45
Five candle coffret 35g $39
Five candle Anniversary box 35g $28
Ten candle coffret $65
190g holder/set $80
Candle/fragrance/solid set $95
Advent calendar $195
34 220g candle $45
34 450g candle $40
Eau de Toilette 100ml $65
Eau de Toilette 50ml $45
Eau de Toilette 30ml $34
Les Eaux $49
Eau de Parfum 75ml $80
Roll on perfume $24
Roll on oil $28
Solid perfume $25
Essences Incensées $90
34 Solid Perfume $28
34 Essence solid $30
L’eau de 34 50ml $50
L’eau de 34 100ml $80
34 Eau de Toilette 50ml $50
Travel spray refill $30
Cologne 100ml $49
Travel spray set $60
Cologne 200ml $68
Anniversary set $98
34 Room spray $30
Hand cream $13
34 soap $15
Balm cleanser $33
L’Art du Soin facial skincare travel set $38
L’Art du Soin body care set $28
21 Dey St., 2nd Floor
Monday – Wednesday 8am – 9pm
Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 8am – 6pm
34 comments on “Diptyque Sample Sale Has Already Started!”
Sorry about the formatting, posted this from my phone. Will fix any errors when I'm home 🙂
The post has been edited to fix some formatting errors and typos, resize photos, and add links!
Any word on Milly?
Hi Busy Bee! I didn't make it to the Milly sample sale but prices were good from what I was told. Separates are $25-$50, dresses $60, jackets $75, coats $100. They also had $10 jewelry but bag prices I believe have gone up to over $100+ Check out my friend, LeHoarder's Instagram stories for details, she was there yesterday.
There are extra markdowns for the last two days of Milly sample sale! Dresses are now $45, tops $10-$35.
Do you think they will still have a lot tomorrow (since it is closed today) ?? I have been waiting for this ALL year and have been checking every few days, and checked last night and saw it was posted AND MISSED the first day!!
Hi! Sorry you missed the first day 🙁 It was such a last minute announcement, I just got lucky because I was already in that area when I found out.
Tomorrow should still be very well stocked. As you can see from the photos they had a lot of inventory. The only items that were running low last evening and might be sold out are the standard Baies, Tubereuse, and Roses candles. Primavera and Rosaviola might also be running low so if you're interested in any of them you should go as early as possible. Good luck tomorrow and hope you find what you want!
Thanks for the quick response! I'm gonna aim to be there when they open tomorrow (and before I head to work) 🙂
Hopefully the lines won't be too bad! If you get a chance, would love to hear what's there tomorrow 🙂
in the past, diptyque sale @ c21 included byredo! did you spot any this time around?
No Byredo unfortunately. They didn't have it last year either. Both Byredo and Diptyque are owned by the same parent company so hopefully it makes a return at some point!
I was there for the opening today. There were few popular regular sized candles left (no roses, tuberose, baies). There were few Mumisas, Figuer, Ambrose, Vanille, Jasmine, Oranger and Rosaviola. Pretty much all of them were snatched up by the first wave of shoppers. The line at the opening wasn't too bad, but it was cold out there!
Unfortunately, there were no PRIMAVERA candles left. I know this is a long shot, but would somebody who managed to score it be interested in reselling or trading it for another scent? I was after that candle and was so disappointed they didn't have any!
Thank you for such a detailed update!!! I'm sorry you missed out on Primavera. I wish I would have bought more than one so I could trade you. Similar thing happened to me last year trying to buy Rosafolia but then a few months later it turned up on HauteLook of all places! They do an online Diptyque sale twice a year so it's worth keeping an eye out because you never know 🙂 Hope you were still able to find something!
Thank you for the kind words, quick response and good tip! I will definitely keep an eye out. Yes, I was lucky enough to pick up some other lovely scents. 🙂 And thank you for such a great report yesterday!!!
Thank you for reading, M! Enjoy your new goodies 🙂
Hello! I plan to go after work today, can anybody tell me how the lines have been? I'm actually going for the perfumes, specifically L'ombre dans L'eau. Was there a lot of selection left for the perfumes? Thanks in advance!
They had lots of L'ombre dans L'eau on the first day and from what I've heard they still have a very large stock of fragrances. It's possible there might be additional markdowns for the last day so at this point you may want to wait it out?
Is there anything good left as of Wednesday afternoon, 3/15? Trying to decide whether it's worth making my way down there after work or not…
Edit: I'd like to buy candles!
As far as candles go – they only have holiday scents (a ton of those) but no regular scents
Looks like ReViews from the back already answered your question 🙂 I'd just like to say that the holiday candles have remarkable throw and shouldn't be overlooked. Of course I know they're not as popular as the classic scents.
No lines now / today – but only holiday candles left (and all the perfumes are still pretty much stocked)
They also have some body/skin care and diffusers
Thank you for updating everyone, ReViews from the back! 🙂
I was there at 9 (after walking around the store for 15 minutes instead of going to Dey Street) picked up a well stocked Benjoin and much less well stocked Oranger. A C21 rep fortuitously placed a brand new unwrapped Ambre in my sight at the right moment and I scooped that one. Also got a small Tubereuse but the box is stained (no worries smells delightful).
My favorite grab was the mini 10 box set. As you mentioned above,do not underestimate. Roses and Feu alongside other beauties. Thank you for keeping this live report going! I'd love to hear about latebreaking Thursday news.
Thank you so much for sharing the latest updates 🙂 Sometimes it just pays to be at the right place at the right time and congrats on snagging that last Ambre candle! It's good to hear that there are still a few non-holiday candles left.
I'm waiting for news from my C21 contacts. Keep an eye on their daily emails, they tend to list sample sale updates right at the top but either way I'll update this post if I hear anything new.
There are no additional markdowns as of this morning and per C21 email blast the sale is in fact ending today at 6pm!
So apparently their email was incorrect and the sale has been extended through Friday! I've updated the post. They also said that they are unable to comment on any potential markdowns so who knows? At this point we might as well wait til Friday!
I called C21 Edition and they told me that the sale was being extended thru Friday due to a day lost during the blizzard.
I was there around 9am this morning and very slim pickings at this point. No classic candles in any size and not very many personal scents in smaller 1.7 sizes. Also, solid perfumes all sold out. Maybe I'll get lucky next year ��
What did they have remaining?
I really appreciate you visiting the blog and updating everyone! Sorry you weren't able to find what you wanted. This sale is among the most popular sample sales of the year which unfortunately means that things sell out very quickly.
Still no markdowns so far. Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment here and on Instagram 🙂