Candle Review: Diptyque - Baeis



Overview

Diptyque's Baeis candle is undoubtably one of the Parisian house's most classic and popular candles. The signature scent, introduced in 1983, features an intoxicating blend of blackcurrant leaves and Bulgarian roses. If you'd like to gift a Diptyque candle to a friend but aren't sure which one, Baeis is the one.



Scent

On the Diptyque website, Baeis is described as "the tangy coolness of freshly picked blackcurrant berries. A few black bunches still have their leaves, their green and aromatic scent blending with the lively, flowery accents of rose." The scent is fruity yet not sweet; jammy yet not overpowering.



Family: Fruity

Notes:

  • Blackcurrant leaves

  • Bulgarian roses

  • Summer roses


Sizes

Baeis in candle form comes in a wide range of sizes and vessel media—perfect for both gifting and personal use, and for all occasions.

  • Small - 70g (USD$38); 30 hours

  • Classic - 190g (USD$70); 60 hours

  • Colored Glass - 300g (USD $100); 75 hours

  • Porcelain, Indoor - 600g (USD $200); 90 hours

  • Porcelain, Indoor/Outdoor - 1500g (USD $355); 120 hours




Throw

To learn more about "throw" and other candle terminology, view the Ultimate Candle Terminology Guide.


Cold Throw

From our experience, the Baeis candle (in all sizes) has a relatively mild cold throw. Upon unboxing the candle for the first time, the smell is strong but not overwhelming. Left out of the box, the strength of the cold throw dissipates as weeks go by.


Hot Throw

Baeis has a medium to strong hot throw. When lit, it takes just minutes for the fragrance of Baeis to slowly perfume the room. As the candle burns, the scent of berries and roses instantly elevates your space.





Summary

Baeis will always be celebrated as one of Diptyque's most iconic scents. The distinctive notes of blackcurrant and roses exude a sensual warmth year round. If you're new to Diptyque or haven't burned a Baeis candle before, I strongly encourage you to give Baeis a shot—you won't be disappointed! I assure you.


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