New Favorite Diptyque Dupes: Maison Louis Marie
New Favorite Diptyque Dupes: Maison Louis Marie

New Favorite Diptyque Dupes: Maison Louis Marie

Fancy candles are one of life’s great luxuries –– and one of my personal favorite indulgences. There’s nothing quite like the scent of Diptyque Baies or Le Labo Santal 26 filling your home to give you that “oh yes, I’m XXPEN$IVE” feeling.

And while dropping $80 on a candle is a slightly more accessible luxury than, say, dropping $1000+ on a bag… let’s be real, that’s still a lot of cash for a candle. Last year, I wrote about some of my favorite Diptyque dupes, but that list woefully left off perhaps the best one of them all: Maison Louis Marie.

Let’s discuss a few of the things that Diptyque and Maison Louis Marie have in common, shall we?

  1. Like Diptyque, Maison Louis Marie formulates fragrances for both home and body.
  2. Though the name might suggest they’re also French, founder Marie du Petit Thouars grew up in Belgium and is currently based out of Downtown Los Angeles. The “Maison Louis” does come from her French ancestor, botanist Louis Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars.
  3. Both brands feature highly Instagrammable packaging and design.

Yet while a Diptyque candle will run you around $60 for 6.5 ounces, a Maison Louis Marie candle costs around $35 for 8.5 ounces. That is two whole ounces more than a “full size” Diptyque for the same price as a mini Diptyque.

Standout scents include No. 09 Vallée de Farney, a “woody, mineral scent with top notes of grapefruit, orange and black pepper; mid notes of cedarwood, patchouli and geranium’ and base notes of vetiver, amber, musk and benzoin,” and No. 04 Bais de Balincourt, a “complex, earthy scent with top notes of sandalwood and cedarwood; heart notes of vetiver, nutmeg and cinnamon; and base notes of amberwood.”

Bonus: they make great Mother’s Day gifts, either on their own or as part of a larger “Love you, mom” curated collection. Because for $35, you might actually have money to get mom a few extra things, or take her out to tea, etcetera etcetera etcetera.

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Images: Maison Louis Marie, The Dreslyn, Need Supply Co.