Travel Around The World With Diptyque's Latest Fragrance Collection
Diptyque marks its 60th anniversary with a limited edition collection inspired by travel destinations around the world
The Grand Tour will take you on an olfactory journey to destinations that have inspired the founders of Diptyque. Paying homage to the cultures of different cities, this collection of new fragrances and candles captures the spirit of an intrepid and curious traveller embarking on a life-changing adventure around the world.
The Grand Tour starts at the centre of Paris, Kilometre Zero—not far from 34 boulevard Saint-Germain, home of the first Diptyque boutique. A whiff of the unique scent of this candle, created by Olivia Giacobetti, will take you on a walk to the Seine through the city, browsing vintage books at the stands on cobbled streets and polished wooden treasures in antique stores.
Next, you make a stop at Serenissa lagoon in Venice with this reinvigorating perfume. Cécile Matton captures the complex earthy scent of the herbs, vegetables and fruits of the gardens in early morning freshness.
The odyssey of the senses takes you to Milies, Greece where the founders of diptyque used to rent a summer house. Imagine yourself basking among the beautiful fig trees under the Mediterranean sun with this scented oval, infused with Christiane Gautrot's composition of spicy and woody aromatic notes.
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Study the art of ikebana or Japanese floral arrangement in Kyoto, with this intoxicating fragrance of rose, beetroot-vertiver and incense. In furoshiki tradition, the bottle comes wrapped in a fabric printed with Sarayi design by the founders of Diptyque as a souvenir of Japan.
Finish your Grand Tour in the ancient coastal city of Byblos. The marbled clay vessel opens the door to a small café on the alleys of an old souk near the thousand-year-old Phoenician port, with a candle that smells of roasted coffee, fresh cardamom and Atlas cedar.
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