Stop everything! We’ve been patiently waiting for this Parisian perfumer’s coveted and widely popular winter sale. And finally, our prayers whines have been answered.
Beginning tomorrow at 9:30am shop Diptyque's discounted scents (i.e. candles, perfumes, room sprays and lotions) at C21’s new Edition sample sale space. We caught a whiff—okay a glimpse—at some of the prices from last year’s sale. Most items were marked up to 50 percent off, so expect 50ml fragrances for $44 (usually $90), standard candles for $35 (originally $60) or mini for $15, plus travel sets for only $23 (generally $60).
Since last year’s haul of goods sold out well before the sale’s end date, we decided to provide you with some tips on how to navigate one of the most in-demand events of the year. Okay—maybe we’re over exaggerating a little. But if you’ve ever smelled the sensual floral aroma produced by the Gardénia candle, then you understand the hype. And if you can't get enough of NYC's most exciting sample sales and want more, we've got you covered.
1. Plan on being late to work
No, this is not a drill. A ridiculously long line will form well before 9:30am, so plan and dress accordingly (P.S. the weather man is calling for rain). We advise that fans of the brand show up by 7am—or 6am for the diehards. Although some sale hosts let people in early, there is no guarantee.
2. Call a line sitter
We wait on the line for just about everything (pastries, iPhones, concert tickets)—so it’s no surprise that people earn a living off it. People advertise their services on Yelp, Twitter and Craigslist, but you could always ask a friend and promise to repay them in the forms of fancy lotions and fragrances.
3. Don’t hesitate to grab something you may not like
If you’re not 100 percent sold on a certain smell, you should still hold on to it. Popular items like standard and mini candles will be snatched up quickly. Go in and scoop up those precious wicks first—sniff later.
4. Look out for sales associates with boxes
New items could be plopped down on the tables at any point throughout the day. You better pounce if you see a sales associate coming out of a room with a large box.
C21 Edition, 21 Dey St between Church St and Broadway (212-227-9092, diptyqueparis.com). Wed 4 9:30am–6pm, Thu 5 10:30am–8pm, Fri 6 9:30am–3pm.