Category Archives: Diptyque

5 perfumes ~ vanilla fragrances for summer

I should have written this post weeks ago, when we had a brief period of glorious summer weather. Other than that, it’s been a rather odd summer, weather-wise, after a rather odd spring. At the moment, we’re having the usual heat and humidity you’d expect in August, but far more gray, gloomy days than usual for this time of year, and we seem to be on a daily thunderstorm schedule. But onward and upward: this is the last of my seasonal vanilla posts, since I’ve already done fall, winter and spring. As always, do chime in with your own picks in the comments!

Diptyque Eau Duelle: The vanilla martini top notes are perfect, and even though I don’t love the dry down (a quiet hum of tea and spice) quite as well, Eau Duelle would be my first choice for a vanilla that can take the heat of high summer…

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Diptyque Tempo ~ fragrance review

Tempo* is one of two new perfumes that celebrate Diptyque L’Eau’s 50th birthday. (I’ve already tackled the ‘softie’ of the pair, Fleur de Peau.) Here’s what Diptyque has to say about Tempo:

During the 60’s, a certain scent was changing the world: patchouli. It conveyed a sense of freedom and spirituality that was closer to Nature, and the hopes of a generation that was reinventing the future….

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The Art of Scented Candles

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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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