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A Racked correspondent sends word that the Diptyque sample sale on through Friday in the Flatiron District is a complete shitshow at present. "I'm waiting to buy my candles and it and this line isn't moving at all. I've been standing here for 30 minutes and I've gone about two feet. Prices are good, $60 candles are $25 now. People are making off with big boxes full of stuff—candles, room sprays, soap, incense, perfume. I'm getting some sort of contact high from all the scents mixing together in the air." [Racked Inbox]
Update: "They are saying the wait to pay will be two hours. People have huge, huge boxes of stuff. Huge. Staffers are passing out water to those in line. They're only taking credit cards. And someone in front of me just farted. Gross."
Update No. 2: From a commenter: "Soon-Yi Previn (Woody Allen's current wife/former adopted daughter-ish) was there with four huge boxes of stuff that she put on a sofa on the other side of the room from the end of the line and kept bossing her staffer around to 'get in line' and 'keep and eye on my stuff', which obvious to everyone there, except her, were two conflicting orders. Finally, she decided to help him, instead of just standing there bossing him around."