The Bitter Sweet Burn

It really is a bitter sweet moment when a Diptique candle fizzles out for the very last time – on one hand you now have a very swish little jar to keep things in. But on the other hand you’ve just burnt away a good £20 (or £40 if it’s a bigger candle) and will now need to replace it – I can already smell Space NK and my purse already feels lighter!

Alas, all good things must eventually end, I embraced this by getting a little too excited over what my empty jar would become. Narrowed down to one of three things: cotton bud holding, jewellery cup or a nail utensil tidy, I chose the first option, easy to keep tidy and damn handy to have at your finger tips for winged eyeliner mornings (I specify mornings as I’m incapable of doing anything well before 11am).

Before I added my cotton buds I took care of the last bit of wax by heating the jar up. This works amazingly well if you have excess candle left as opposed to freezing. I barely had anything left, so just ran hot water into the jar to heat everything up and then wiped clear with a disposable cloth. Simples. If I ever have excess candle I boil the kettle and then pour the water into a bowl and sit the jar in the water for a few minutes, it then allows the excess wax to be scooped out with a spoon. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

So now I’ve got a nice new cotton bud holder, everything’s all dandy right? Wrong. We’ve forgotten one tiny detail. What candle will replace this one!? If you have suggestions leave them below, I will be waiting, notepad and pen in hand…


  1. Talisa Tossell
    23 May 2013 / 1:26 pm

    loveeeeeee diptyque! Mimosa is the best!

    I really love lemon lavender from yankee candle and fairy dust from lily candles!

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  2. Jemimah A
    23 May 2013 / 2:01 pm

    thanks for that tip, i've been tryna get the wax out from mine for a min now.

  3. Shradha G Loves
    23 May 2013 / 2:06 pm

    That's such a cute little idea!
    S xx

  4. Adrienne
    23 May 2013 / 2:20 pm

    I'm forever finding new fragranced candles to replace ones I've used up. Because I'm so frivolous with them, I rarely buy the expensive Diptyque candles – it's so heartbreaking when they're gone!

    Adrienne | latenightnonsense

  5. Dollyfaces
    23 May 2013 / 2:38 pm

    Such a lovely idea! x

  6. makeup lover
    23 May 2013 / 2:54 pm

    I had no idea Diptique was so expensive! I'd feel so bad for using one of these up! x
    Amy |

  7. Laura Through The Lens
    23 May 2013 / 3:04 pm

    I love my diptyque candle, though im trying to make it last as long as possible!

  8. Emily /
    23 May 2013 / 3:17 pm

    I can't believe I've never tried a Diptique candle!!:) x

  9. TheOtherSideofCool
    23 May 2013 / 3:24 pm

    I wish I could get these candles over here- they sound amazing, I love the names and I love anything that leaves me with a cute lil jar afterwards xx

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  10. Amy Hales
    23 May 2013 / 7:08 pm

    Try Yankee candles! They're incredibly good, last for ages, and the jars (and tumblers) look great! They've got so many fragrances too, and are just £19.99 for the very biggest size which lasts up to 150 hours. 🙂 my house is full of them!!

  11. clothesandcurls
    23 May 2013 / 8:36 pm

    I'm coming to the end of my favourite cowshed candle at the moment. So sad it's finished but the glass will make a great brush holder.

  12. Maddy
    24 May 2013 / 5:49 am

    Such a good idea, definitely going to be cleaning the wax out of mine when it finishes! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  13. Any
    24 May 2013 / 7:51 am

    i have had baies for years. well, whenever i had these extra $50 lying around. they don't sell dyptique in south africa which is probably a good thing as it may just cost half my rent. last time i had a friend coming to visit from new york i 'ordered' 2 baies and they got snatched in transit. some airline employee's home must have been smelling very nice.
    so i say – save up and buy more baies in my honor 🙂

  14. ABeautyRomance
    24 May 2013 / 9:29 am

    Love Dyptique candles! The packaging is so nice and luxurious 🙂 ♥

  15. Rosie
    24 May 2013 / 11:52 am

    Confession: I've never tried a Diptyque candle before! Might treat myself so one with my first proper 'self-employed' paycheck 🙂

  16. Rowan Collins
    24 May 2013 / 4:27 pm

    Woodwick candles are amazing!


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