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Dupetyque! Muji ‘Feu de Bois’

0 Posted by - January 28, 2013 - Fragrance, Other
It’s no secret that I’m partial to a Diptyque candle, and my absolute favourite is their ‘crackling log fire in a chic glass'; Feu de Bois. However it’s an expensive habit so when I started receiving tip offs that Muji stocked a very similar, much cheaper, candle also called Feu de Bois, I had to investigate. 

I stopped by a store to pick up some travel bottles (more on those later) and when I sniffed this unlit in the tin, I couldn’t believe how similar it smelt to Diptyque. Even the wax looks the same. Although, when lit, I’ve found Muji is a slightly cleaner burn. 
There are some very subtle differences in the fragrance; the scent throw of the Muji candle isn’t quite as good and where I get a green and almost leather-y note in the Diptyque candle, there is a very slight ‘burning rubber’ hint from the Muji candle. However I’m talking minor differences because, at their heart, the woody scents are near identical. 
Obviously the packaging isn’t particularly glamorous (I’ll admit, mine lives in a drawer) but any minor differences are almost forgotten when you consider the price.

£3.50 rather than £40.

I have a feeling my Diptyque candles are going to last a lot, lot longer. 


  • Hannah Cagney Lace January 28, 2013 - 3:08 pm Reply

    Your clever title made me laugh! I recently picked up a Muji candle last time I was in London and absolutely loved it, especially for the price. I will certainly be picking up this Dupetyque.

    Hannah http://www.cagneyandlace.com Check out my Neom candle giveaway!

  • Katie January 28, 2013 - 3:24 pm Reply

    I love Muji candles, they are such good quality for the price. I love the spiced berry and fig one, as well as the lemongrass one! Though I’m also partial to a Diptyque candle, I don’t even mind the packaging of the Muji ones, it’s quite simple and minimal, which I like.
    Katie xx

  • ThriftThick January 28, 2013 - 3:36 pm Reply

    Wow what a great dupe!! It’ll definitely help you save some cash for your expensive candle habit hehe :)


  • blue october January 28, 2013 - 3:47 pm Reply

    I love the Muji Hinoki wood candle, gorgeous scent. Will look out for this one!

  • Charli January 28, 2013 - 3:48 pm Reply

    woww this is amazing, maybe you could somehow depot the candle into the diptyque pot to look pretty!

  • Charli January 28, 2013 - 3:51 pm Reply

    can you depot them in an old glass candle holder so they look pretty whilst you burn them too!?

  • Alice January 28, 2013 - 3:58 pm Reply

    Haha the title made me laugh, I’ll have to check this out, I love muji and diptyque candles :) xx


  • Miss drifted Snow White January 28, 2013 - 4:06 pm Reply

    Holy shit, £40 for a candle?! Bloody hell! I just dont get this obsession with expensive scented candles in general. I get that ppl spent lots of £££ on makeup and clothes (even when there’s cheap dupe-alternatives) but with candles? I DONT GET IT

    PS this is not a criticism to you at all hun xxx

  • molly January 28, 2013 - 4:44 pm Reply

    that looks really good, i think i need to get it ;) xxx

  • Caroline January 28, 2013 - 4:54 pm Reply

    haha love the title ;) definitely gonna have to buy one of these. i’m already saving up for a little splurge on the baies candle & mimosa room spray so a muji dupe of feu de bois will save me a few pennies (or pounds in this case!) xx

  • Mattie January 28, 2013 - 4:54 pm Reply

    I love your title hehe! I love love love candles but £40 is just a little (a lot!) over budget for me, so I’ll definitely try these out!

    Mattie xx


  • LaurenMjDavies January 28, 2013 - 5:00 pm Reply
  • Catriona January 28, 2013 - 5:20 pm Reply

    My dad bought me Muji’s Japanese Pear candle for Christmas, it’s lovely! Although it does feel utilitarian, I do like the packaging as well.

    I was planning on doing a review of it soon.

    +++++++ http://www.umhullen.com ++++++++

  • Rothaariges January 28, 2013 - 5:32 pm Reply

    That´s a great sent!

  • ouestladiscotheque January 28, 2013 - 6:05 pm Reply

    I bought a couple of Muji candles recently. They didn’t last very long but then again for the proce you can’t complain. I had the olive and Jasmine one and the Wysteria (?) I think. They’e looked nice next to each other because one was minty green and the other lavender. I just cleaned them out the other day and they make handy little storage tins :) M xo

  • Katherine Baker January 28, 2013 - 6:30 pm Reply

    these sound really good although I do love my candles in a glass holder, as I use them to store things afterwards!but for the price I cant complain :-)



  • Ampersaand January 28, 2013 - 7:19 pm Reply

    I know which one I’d rather buy! I wish Muji was sold in Canada x

  • Carys – Beautiful dreams x January 28, 2013 - 8:35 pm Reply

    wow i cant believe the price difference :0 The smell sounds so good !

    Beautiful Dreams

  • Katherine xo January 28, 2013 - 11:13 pm Reply
  • Emily January 28, 2013 - 11:17 pm Reply

    This looks gorgeous!


  • Leanne Rachel January 28, 2013 - 11:39 pm Reply

    I’ll definitely keep my eye out for this candle, it sounds lovely! xx


  • Bryden and Claire January 29, 2013 - 5:40 pm Reply

    Oh I’ll be looking into pick a couple of these up. Bargain!


  • cleartheway January 29, 2013 - 6:41 pm Reply

    Very nice smell for a candle. But I bet you’re right… the more expensive ones will probably last longer.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  • Lucy January 29, 2013 - 9:12 pm Reply

    I think the packaging for diptyque candles is quite a big selling point, for me the Muji ones don’t really compare! xx


  • U.dolores February 1, 2013 - 8:41 am Reply

    Yesterday i got the last tin at Cologne’ s Muji store :-) the scent reminds me so much of holidays in the ” black forrest” with my parents when i was a child …love it

  • Melody February 2, 2013 - 9:18 am Reply

    I love the muji Candles. They’re really good value, I have a cinnamon addiction and always repurchase the orange and cinnamon ones – perfect for a student budget


  • Anonymous May 8, 2013 - 6:25 am Reply

    thanks for share....

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