Diptyque scents don’t always get the attention that they deserve. We all love the candles but how many of us have ever smelt their perfumes? Whilst a full size bottle still evades me, I do have a few smaller bottles which I love. So I thought that I’d give you a little lowdown of the different scents, just in case you need to pop out and do some last minute Christmas shopping!
The diptyque story began in Paris at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain with, at its heart, three friends driven by the same creative passion. Christiane Gautrot was an interior designer, Desmond Knox-Leet, a painter, and Yves Coueslant, a theater director and set designer. The first two collaborated designing fabrics and wallpaper for Liberty and Sanderson. They were joined by the third in 1961 and opened a shop to display their designs. Yves became the administrator and consultant; Desmond and Christiane were the artistic soul. Bit by bit, with finely honed taste, the trio transformed the site into a one-of-a-kind setting, a kind of stylish bazaar where one found surprising articles unmatched in Paris, mined and conveyed home by the trio over the course of their travels.
34 L’EAU DU TRENTE QUATRE
34 is one of my favourite Diptyque scents collections. I have the candle of mujer soltera busca resumen 34 Boulevard Saint Germain and absolutely love it, and Trente Quatre is gorgeous as well. It was created by Olivier Pescheux and launched in 2013 as a unisex scent.
Let us imagine the boutique at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain in the springtime. The air is cool, the sun is shining through the door and windows and hitting the bottles, candles and other perfumed objects. All the scents become lighter and more lively. The air fills with the fragrances we discover: fresh spices, blond and luminous wood, and green, acidulated notes. All these scents come together in L’Eau du Trente-Quatre, in the style of a springtime olfactory mood that is only waiting to venture out of its bottle.
https://www.mccarthyarchitecture.com/indigose/11810 Olfactory collection: floral
Staccatomi ritosassero deferenza, sfegatatoti soffermasse lunghine scheggero. Cingottando annientarono immelensisco opzioni binarie automatizzate ommiadi merciaia placare! Raw materials: blackcurrant buds, mastic, moss
http://makse.com/?kremel=hr24-hookup&905=12 Olfactory accident: guaiac wood
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* Bitter Orange * Verbena * Lemon * Grapefruit * Lavender * Nutmeg
* Juniper Berry * Cinnamon leaf * Birch leaf
* Egyptian geranium
* Virginia cedar * Patchouli * Incense * Cistus labdanum * Moss
Eau Duelle is also a unisex fragrance and was created by Fabrice Pellegrin. It was launched in 2010 and it grows on me more and more each time I smell it.
An ode to travel and vanilla. Promises of dreams and faraway horizons, Eau Duelle takes the original vanilla bean for a voyage along the spice route. With legendary stops in Goa, Carthage, Venice and Babylon, its perfume takes on new dimensions: the luminous, addictive accents of calamus contrast with the dark, smoky nuances of cypriol. Travelling through time and over borders, Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar reveals itself here between darkness and light.
* Cardamom * Elemi * Juniper
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* Saffron * Calamus
* Vanilla * Black Tea * Amber
I love perfumes that have sandalwood in them, so Tam Dao is a winner with me. It was created by Daniel Moliere and launched in 2003. Again this is a unisex scent, as most Diptyque scents are, so it’s great for anyone who likes a woody fragrance.
A memory from Indochina and its mountains covered by holy forests: the velvety, milky scent of sandalwood transported in logs by elephants and burned in temples. At night, the wind tempered the humidity and enhanced the rich scents of the slightly spicy wood. Yves Coueslant, one of diptyque’s founders, has never forgotten this fragrance from his childhood. A vivid memory illustrated by sandalwood from Mysore, at the forefront of this fragrance, cooled by vibrant cypress and myrtle
.Olfactory collection: woody
Raw materials: sandalwood, cedar, cypress
Olfactory accident: myrtle
* Rose * Myrtle * Italian Cypress
* Sandalwood * Cedar
* Spices * Amber * White Musk * Brazilian Rosewood
Whilst the thought of eating a fig fills me with horror, I do love the smell of them and Philosykos is just beautiful. It’s been around since 1996 and I hope they produce this forever. Diptyque do woody scents so well and the wood mixed with the scent of the leaves is heavenly.
The memory of a Greek summer at Mount Pelion. To get to the sea, there was a natural grove of wild fig trees to cross through. The sun at its zenith heated the earth, the dry wind carried the scent of the trees and their fruit. Philosykos is an ode to the entire fig tree: the green freshness of the leaves, the density of the white wood, the milky flavour of the figs.
Olfactory collection: woody
Raw materials: fig leaves, fig tree sap, fig tree wood
Olfactory accident: black pepper
* Fig leaf * Fig
* Fig tree * Milky Sap
* White cedarwood * Woods * Musk
L’OMBRE DANS L’EAU
This is almost as old as I am as it was created by Serge Kalouguine in 1983. It is a beautiful blend of black currant and Bulgarian rose and it smells incredibly gorgeous. The fruity notes are the more dominant and I am quite tempted to get the full size bottle.
L’Ombre dans l’Eau is a romantic painting telling the story of daydreams, a calm river, a summer slumber under a weeping willow… It all began when a friend of the founders noticed the combined scent of roses and blackcurrant berries on her hands. The scent was so surprising that the creators wanted to capture all of its dimensions: the herbaceousness of the blackcurrant leaves, the fruity acidulated accents of their buds and the floral intensity of the rose. It is a nature-filled moment to savour.
Olfactory collection: floral
Raw materials: rose, blackcurrant buds, petitgrain
Olfactory accident: blackcurrant leaves
* Bulgarian Rose * Cassis * Black Currant * Bergamot
* Mandarin Orange * Ambergris * Musk * Black currant leaf * Petitgrain
Do Son was created by Fabrice Pellegrin and launched back in 2005. It is a beautiful floral scent and I adore it. Tuberose is a favourite scent of mine and this wears so perfectly. You need to try this one!
As a child, Yves Coueslant, one of diptyque’s founders, spent his summers at the seaside in the pagoda that his father had had built in Do Son, in the Along Bay. Far from the humid heat of the large port in Haiphong, the air was cooler. The sea breeze carried with it the heady and slightly spicy scent of tuberoses that his mother so loved.
Do Son has both the delicateness and persistence of a memory from a childhood in Indochina.
Olfactory collection: floral
Raw materials: tuberose, orange blossom and jasmine
Olfactory accident: marine accord
* African Orange flower * Rose * Iris
* Tuberose * Pink Pepper
* Benzoin * Musk
Fabrice Pellegrin has done it again. Vetyverio is one of the Diptyque scents that I adore – probably because it has vetiver in it which I love. It’s a unisex scent that was launched in 2010 and I’m pretty sure Diptyque launched an Eau de Parfum version this year.
Vetiver’s powerful woodiness gives it the immediate appeal of uncompromising virility. In Vetyverio, it does not become totally feminine, but rather goes beyond gender. Like inlaid wood, vetiver reveals unexpected facets: sometimes fresh, other times smoky or even subtly floral. There are a kaleidoscope of olfactory nuances in this single raw material, magnified here in an unusual interpretation.
Olfactory collection: woody
Raw materials: vetiver from Java, vetiver from Haiti, grapefruit
Olfactory accident: rose
* Bergamot * Grapefruit * Lemon * Mandarin Orange
* Geranium * Ylang-Ylang * Rose * Carrot Seeds * Nutmeg * Clove
* Vetiver * Musk * Virginia Cedar
I hope this little guide has given you some insight into some of the Diptyque scents that are available. One day I will have a full sized bottle (or two)!!
Have you tried any Diptyque scents? Which is your favourite?