A photo of the line outside the sale

Image via Tipster

No surprise that there’s a line this morning outside the Diptyque sample sale in the Flatiron. One of our readers was first in line. Our tipster sent us the photo above before the snow started falling and before the doors opened. He also gives us details of his wait…

He apparently paid a service (Same Old Line Dudes – Sold_Inc) to send a person to wait for him at 5am today. Here’s his report before the doors opened:

  • 5 am: my waiter showed up. He is the first to arrive. I feel bad.
  • 8:45: I showed up with coffee for the waiter and there is a long line already wrapping around 26th street. He told me the first 5 people after him showed up at 6:30am.
  • 9am: people start to get anxious, snowing. People complaining and say how cold it is outside.
  • 9:04: people at the venue say diptyque people aren’t here yet. Waiting patiently.

We have to ask whether the savings was worth the money spent on the stand-in.

We went to the preview yesterday and found lots of scented candles (a lot of holiday), fragrances, body lotions, scented ovals and more. If you make it inside, let us know what you walked out with…

 Where/When: 225 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY; February 26-28; Wed (10am-6pm), Thurs (11am-8pm), Fri (9am-3pm).