Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Product of the Day / Diptyque Diffuser 2.0

Diptyque Diffuser in Baies

If you follow fashion and beauty bloggers and bloggers (which you must since you are here), you know that there is a cult addiction to Diptyque candles especially in the Baies scent. You may also already be aware of the price tag: $64 - $90 depending on the scent and type of glass you choose. I know, they are long-burning and highly scented, but it still seems like a lot for a candle, right? 

Leave it to Diptyque to take it one step further. I have had good diffuser in the past, and I have had bad diffusers in the past, but almost all diffusers are an accident waiting to happen. The small, squatty jars with the long reeds sticking out of them are prone to having the reeds fall out and leaving the oily residue behind where they fall. The tall jars with less exposed reed have the reeds fall out less frequently but are an even worse danger with the tipping hazard allowing the entire jar of oil to pool on your coffee table. And who likes getting the oil on your hands when you have to flip the reeds because they aren't producing scent anymore. There's also the whole dust catching eck factor.

Diptyque came up with a system some time ago called the Hourglass Diffuser which has no reeds (breakthrough!), and now they have released the diffuser 2.0. It works based upon the design of an hourglass: you place the oil in the uppermost chamber and it drips down into the lower chamber past the reeds over the course of an hour. It's pretty ingenious. The original model wasn't that decorative, but the new version displaces the Diptyque "D" in a gold floral design on the center of the chamber. It's even pricier than the candles, but it can be refilled, and if you love home fragrance but don't want an open flame, it definitely has its benefits.