To mark its 60th anniversary, Diptyque introduces a few original initiatives: limited editions, editions created by noted artists under the name Le Grand Tour, contemporary art exhibitions and international pop-ups. A superb program from Occident to Orient.
A scented candle, a soap, a travel spray, … with Le Grand Tour, the first series of limited editions – Dyptique introduces five new fragrant creations inspired by five major destinations that have served as inspiration to the Maison. All towns that were dreamed of, imagined, or appreciated by travelling artists. Sixty years later, each of these favoured destinations reappears in a collection of limited edition perfumes imagined by the perfumers of the Maison.
City of light
It all begins in Paris at Kilometre Zero, the starting point from which all road distances in France are measured, on the forecourt of Notre-Dame-de-Paris not far from 34 boulevard Saint-Germain, the historic cradle of diptyque, indicated on the ground by a compass rose that is still there today. This rose decorates the oval of the 190g candle, which was conceived as a tribute to the French capital city.
Queen of the Sea
Our odyssey of the senses continues to Italy. To be precise, Venice, visited regularly by the founders, charmed by its languid mystery, and shifting colours. In 2021, the Tour pauses to take in a green Venice. A travel-size set containing three travelling bottles of this new Venice-themed perfume created by Cécile Matton, plus a bottle-size carrying pouch specially decorated with a picture from the archives of the Maison.
Millies in Greece
We sail on towards Milies in Greece, on Mount Pelion – for four years this was the adoptive second home and favoured holiday destination for the founders of diptyque. The unforgettable fragrance of the fig tree fields bordered with cypress trees.To put it another way, it’s a little bit of Greece to take home with you, to perfume and decorate the small spaces in your home.
City of ten thousand shrines
Ten thousand kilometres further East lies a destination never visited but often dreamed of by the trio of founders. A place whose aesthetic has often served as a source of inspiration for the Maison: Japan, and more specifically Kyoto, the city of art and of history, cradle of ikebana. The journey pauses here to allow time for reflection, reproducing the codes of this age-old floral art form in a perfume that strikes a subtle balance between incense, rose and vetiver, created by Alexandra Carlin.
Rounding off the tour, we approach the ancient coastal city of Byblos, the oldest port in the world and one of the stops on the route to the Orient. Recalling the smoke from the cardamom coffee, the 300g candle comes in a vessel decorated with grey and sandy-coloured wisps. The vessel is produced using the ceramic mixedclay technique, making each one unique.
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