Foin Coupe (Mown Hay) by Diptyque is my newest purchase. A scent, that is supposed to transport us to the French countryside, is very pleasant and unique, yet not exactly what I expected. So let’s get to point.
Size and burn time:
Standard size –> 190g/ 6.5 oz, burns for 60 hours.
Mini size –> 70g/ 2.4 oz, burns for 20 hours (I haven’t seen this particular scent in mini size though)
Standard size –> €44.00
Mini size –> €25.00
Ingredients: high quality vegetable/paraffin wax mix; custom scent mix out of natural ingredients; cotton, lead-free wick.
The producer on the line: “A unique, entirely manual know-how. Each of the nine steps of production is carefully studied to result in excellence. The candles are available in a rare choice of around fifty scents, inspired by a childhood memory, nature or journeys”.
Subjective scent and scent throw evaluation: The producer’s webpage states: “A mix of cut grass and wild flowers, that directly transports you to the time of grain harvesting”. I did go to the store, as I like to sniff the candles’ glass, and I got all those notes. The burning did surprise my, however, as it was quite different. It is a very round scent with a good throw, very light though, and unlike other Diptyque classics. There is nothing green in this scent, and I really hoped for it. The scent is very soapy, I barely get any grass the producer talks about, it’s definitely hay, and even after a couple of hours, as the scent develops fully, it reveals some sweetness and slight musky undertones. Last year I took a long and gorgeous roadtrip through the southern French countryside, and even though the scents that accompanied me where more flowery and fruity, It is difficult to deny the importance of the Savon de Marseille.
Packaging: I’m a huge fan of Diptyque aesthetics. You can read more about it here, in my previous review of a Diptyque candle. Oh, and did you know that in Christmas season they pack the box into an additional gorgeous festive cardboard box :)?
Additional comments: The candle burns very well, when taken care of, even though I do get a very slight tunneling. I’m gonna wait until the candle finishes, to see if this tendency persists.
Would I repurchase: I’m not sure about that. The soapy, powdery scent is quite overpowering to my nose, and I do like my aromatic, herbal of vanilla fragrances. Next time I will try something different from their line.