Dupetyque! Muji ‘Feu de Bois’
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.