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Diptyque’s City-Inspired Candle Collection Is Back—but Only for a Limited Time

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The City Candle collection comes in nine destination-inspired scents.

Courtesy of Diptyque/Designed by Emily Blevins

The City Candle collection comes in nine destination-inspired scents.

From now until September 16, you can buy these exclusive candles online inspired by scents from Tokyo, Paris, London, and more.

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While many people rely on photographs to trigger their happiest travel memories, scent can also bring back strong reminders of your favorite places. The trouble is, it’s way easier to scroll through your Instagram feed than remember the exact scent of the blossoming linden trees in Berlin last spring. But thanks to French perfumer Diptyque, you can bring these memorable smells straight to your home—without booking a flight.

Typically, Diptyque’s City Candle collection is only available at Diptyque boutiques in each of the nine cities—from Hong Kong to Paris—that inspire the scents. But for the next five days from September 12 to 16, 2019, the collection is available in limited quantities online for $74 each, free shipping included. 

Here’s where you can be transported with a flick of a match.

Tokyo Candle

With hints of cypress and incense, this woody-scented candle is inspired by the trees and temples in Tokyo’s Yoyogi and Shinjuku Gyoen parks.

Buy Now: $74, diptyqueparis.com

Paris Candle

Based on the mossy chypre (“sheep-ra”) scent found in many classic French perfumes with a hint of lavender, the Paris candle is meant to transport you to the chic Saint Germain neighborhood.

Buy Now:  $74, diptyqueparis.com

Shanghai Candle

Scented with osmanthus flowers and green tea, the Shanghai candle will bring back memories of a traditional tea ceremony. Even the box it comes packed in is inspired by Huxinting, Shanghai’s oldest teahouse.

Buy Now:  $74, diptyqueparis.com

New York Candle

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No, the New York candle doesn’t smell like the piles of garbage locals may like to complain about. Poured into a glass with a golden art deco motif, this candle is scented with cedar wood, vetiver, patchouli, and incense to bring to mind the city’s legendary nightlife and speakeasies.

Buy Now: $74, diptyqueparis.com

Miami Candle

Packaged in a bright green glass decorated with banana leaves, the Miami candle has a delicate magnolia blossom base with citrusy top notes to remind you of Florida’s signature dessert: Key lime pie.

Buy Now: $74, diptyqueparis.com

London Candle

The spicy floral scent of the London candle is meant to transport you to the city’s Columbia Road flower market with hints of heliotrope, lilac, juniper, and hyacinth.

Buy Now: $74, diptyqueparis.com

Beverly Hills Candle

A refreshing mix of mint, lemon, and white flowers, the Beverly Hills candle is packaged in a teal glass with yellow palm fronds that pay homage to the iconic Martinique wallpaper at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Buy Now: $74, diptyqueparis.com

Hong Kong Candle

A mix of floral and vanilla scents, the Hong Kong candle brings to mind the city’s urban density with a base of Bauhinia blakeana—or Hong Kong orchid tree. 

Buy Now: $74, diptyqueparis.com

Berlin Candle

With packaging inspired by the Bauhaus movement, the Berlin candle smells like the city’s blossoming linden tree–lined boulevards with hints of honey.  

Buy Now: $74, diptyqueparis.com

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