Category Archives: Diptyque

Scented advent calendars 2017, part 1

With the usual apologies for holiday creep, I’m starting our yearly roundup of advent calendars now, since they tend to launch early and then sell out quickly. If you want one, buy it soon. Part 2 will be coming up later this month. (Please note that some of these calendars are not available in the US. Advent calendars are more popular in the UK than in the US).

Diptyque’s 2017 Advent is out at Selfridges: “Make this year’s countdown to Christmas the most special yet with the anticipated Advent Calendar from Diptyque. Housing 25 little treasures to discover before the big day, it brings together the label’s beloved products in a unique discovery format. Look forward to a selection of cute miniatures including 10ml Vinaigre de Toilette, deluxe 15ml skin and body care, mini-candles in 35g format and a 70g candle make every day a celebration.” £300. (Most years, this ends up in the US as well but sells out fast…)

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The daily lemming

Do I want these? I have no idea. Diptyque’s Scented Sticks in benjoin: “Inspired by an unprecedented technology, this surprising object offers a new way to perfume your home by trapping the fragrance concentrate in a sheet of paper. Several scented sheets are then rolled together to form a stick with a persistent sillage. The […] Continue reading

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The daily lemming

Diptyque is making their city exclusive candles available online for 10 days. Shown is the Miami candle (other options include Shanghai, London, Beverly Hills, Tokyo and Berlin) : “The scent of the Miami candle offers an exotic aroma of delicate magnolia blossoms enhanced by delicious citrus notes. Reminiscent of the tangy lemon and lime native […] Continue reading

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Diptyque L’Autre ~ fragrance review

“Capturing the memory of long walks through the spice markets of Damascus, L’Autre is a dry, sensual blend that recreates all the mesmerizing magic found in the rich landscape of the Orient,” says Diptyque of its second perfume, released in 1973.

I associate the name L’Autre* (The Other) — given the supposed fragrance inspiration — as representing separateness: a tourist surrounded by new sights and sounds and smells and regarding himself or those around him as The Other. “Autre” in my French dictionary takes up half a page, so interpretations may vary! Certainly given L’Autre’s bold nature, many smelling it, including perfume lovers, may recoil and feel L’Autre is The Other…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2017, part 13

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes special edition bottles from Giorgio Armani, Carven and Robert Piguet, plus new concentrations of Diptyque Vetyverio, Dolce and Gabbana The One and L’Envol de Cartier.

Giorgio Armani Sì Nacré Edition

From Giorgio Armani, Sì in the Nacré Edition, with the Sì manifesto written on the bottle and box. Leaves a shimmering finish on the skin. In 50 Eau de Parfum at Printemps

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The daily lemming

Wouldn’t be caught dead with a Little Tree hanging from your rearview mirror? Diptyque has the luxury alternative: a new car diffuser (it appears to hold the same cartridges as the Un Air de Diptyque electric home diffuser): “A new addition joins our extensive home collection. Our novel car diffuser is artistic and sophisticated and […] Continue reading

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The daily lemming

A perfect summer “first layer”? Diptyque’s Do Son Fragrance Mist: “Concentrated in a moisturising white lotus extract, this micro-drop fragrance mist is as vaporous as a sea breeze but leaves no sensation of moistness on the skin. In fact, it has an irresistibly soft, powdery finish. Due to its lightness, it is the ideal fragrance […] Continue reading

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Le Sablier

Diffuser porn: the redesigned Diptyque Le Sablier hourglass diffuser.
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(Mostly) Scented Father’s Day Gifts ~ 2017 Edition

tie

For Father’s Day, I’ve made a little list of gifts I’D like to receive (if I were a father). Be gone shaving supplies (hardware and shave cream); I’d be so mad getting “gifts” dealing with a hated activity. No foam or fancy razor or natural-bristle brush ever made shaving fun. Aftershave? That’s a skin-searing/epidermis-destroying liquid. Ties? Weeeeeell…I admit I love ties.

Following you’ll find a quirky array of things to spray, drink, plant, bathe with, rub on dry skin or tie around the neck (the only unscented item here).

Lemon Up shampoo

We all know about vintage perfumes…but vintage SHAMPOO? I was thrilled to discover that The Vermont Country Store (where I often “browse”) has revived Lemon Up shampoo (“every bottle contains the juice of one whole lemon!”) If your father grew up in the 70s he may love to receive the shampoo/conditioner duo…

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Diptyque Oud & Cire Trudon Tadine candles ~ home fragrance reviews

Diptyque Oud candle

I burn scented candles in summer. Beautiful aromas make me feel “cooler” / calmer if the air is hot, and if the AC is on, scented candles freshen the air. I used to think light floral or citrus-heavy candle scents were best for sultry days, but now I tend towards “tropical wood” scents in summer (and reserve my floral and lemon/mandarin/grapefruit candles for winter). Today I’m reviewing two candles with “exotic” aromas: one presents oud and conjures a Southeast Asia temple, the other showcases sandalwood and makes me want to travel — to Karnataka or Australia…

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