Category Archives: Diptyque

You have to be really careful about scented candles

Well, it kind of makes you wonder, ‘What do I know? What wisdom do I have?’ So I started keeping a list of my wisdom. Part of it is, you have to be really careful about scented candles. There’s really only two kinds worth having… Diptyque or Trudon. — David Sedaris, on how he decided […] Continue reading

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The daily lemming

Eau de Sens, from Diptyque, now comes in a hair mist: “Light and delicate, this hair mist leaves an invisible yet intensely scented veil of fragrance on the hair. Enriched with nourishing camellia oil, it fortifies, beautifies, and perfumes the hair. This new incarnation of Eau des Sens is bright and zesty, enhanced by fresh, […] Continue reading

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10 Perfumes For a New Spring

Spring is the time when I crave to make a change–and when it seems that anything can be possible. I make plans to visit new places, learn new things, read more widely, research a completely new topic like Renaissance cuisine or Leonard Foujita&#8… Continue reading

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Diptyque Fleur de Peau ~ fragrance review

In ancient Greece, one myth stood out as the most passionate and sensual: the love between Psyche and Eros, the beauty’s quest to meet with her lover and the happy outcome of their union which led to the birth of their daughter, Hedone. Only one scent can convey this legend as a fragrance, that of musks. Equally legendary, they have the unique ability to enhance the skin with their arousing carnal accents. They are at the very heart of Fleur de Peau, as cottony and light as they are soft and moist. — Diptyque

With the launch of Fleur de Peau1, Diptyque celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first perfume — L’Eau. I’ve gotten so many suggestions on the translation of the phrase à fleur de peau (“on edge”) that I will use my own instinct regarding Eros and Psyche. Fleur de Peau = horny. So there. After wearing Fleur de Peau, I believe the agitated lovers are, in spirit, millennials.

In a recent New York Times article, The New Softies, Rachel Syme noted the types of minimalist perfumes (the ‘softies’) that appeal to millennials…

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Le temps des revolutions

A spot for the 50th anniversary of Diptyque, and the new fragrances Tempo and Fleur de Peau.
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Diptyque Tempo & Fleur de Peau ~ new fragrances

Diptyque will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first personal fragrance, L’Eau, with the launch of Tempo and Fleur de Peaux. Both fragrances were developed by perfumer Olivier Pescheux

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The daily lemming

If you were going to buy a bottle of Diptyque Kimonanthe anyway, you might as well get it in the spiffy pouch and box from the 34 Collection (“At diptyque, patterns have always been a defining element. Here the Thaumatrope print adorns the oval box as well as the fabric pouch housing the perfume bottle. […] Continue reading

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2017, part 6

Part six in our annual series of fragrance related holiday gifts features coffrets, kits and gift sets. (And, it is terribly late, apologies! It is just as well that for many of us, this is just another form of window shopping, and/or just as well that many of us buy as much in the week after Christmas as we do the week before.) Do add any of your own recommendations in the comments!

From Floris, the Perfumer’s Wardrobe: “Inspired by people and events, past and present, each of the unique fragrances combines exquisite ingredients sourced from around the world. These oils and essences have been specially selected before being meticulously developed by the Floris in-house perfumer to express a story behind each creation. There truly is a fragrance to wear for every occasion. Presented in an exquisite presentation box, truly immerse yourself in the beauty and expertise of our olfactory world.” With nine 14 ml bottles of Eau de Parfum (Honey Oud, Leather Oud, 71/72 for Turnbull & Asser, Jermyn Street, Bergamotto di Positano, Cherry Blossom, 1962, 1976 and 1988). $320…

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The daily lemming

Want: French graphic designer Leslie David does a Toile de Jouy print for Diptyque’s upcoming limited edition candle (in two sizes, plus scented oval + drawer paper). Rose Delight’s scent was inspired by Turkish Delight and features rose, honey and lemon; look for it in January. Continue reading

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2017, part 3

The third entry in our annual series on fragrance related holiday gifts is all about home fragrance. As always, please add any of your own picks in the comments!

From Poglia, the Affumicata candle: “We collaborated with Joya Studios to create a signature candle and scent, Affumicata (“smokey” in Italian), a comforting smell with notes of sandalwood, saddle leather and pepper. The base of each piece is a porcelain vessel with a 22k gold rim, and the imprint of Poglia’s horse-shoe ring on the back. The lids are also made of porcelain and adorned with a solid brass piece. Each candle was hand-poured in Brooklyn, NY.” With notes of Brazilian pepper, saddle leather, brushed suede, hay, charred oak and sandalwood, 260g, $135…

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