To celebrate 50 years of creation, diptyque wanted to encapsulate the scent of its first boutique located on 34 boulevard Saint Germain with rare and precious fragrances, to give everyone a little part of this place and its history.
Around forty raw materials make up the composition. The initiated will recognise the filiation with the company’s classic fragrances. The head features the sparkling and luminous scents of blackcurrant and the green leaves from L’Ombre dans l’Eau and Philosykos, sustained with the freshness of rose pepper and citrus notes, followed by the spices (clove, cinnamon, cardamom, etc.) of L’Eau.
The heart is a story of flowers: rose (L’Ombre dans l’Eau), Egyptian geranium (one of diptyque’s favourite flowers), and touches of the heady Do Son tuberose with a dash of iris and violet to maintain a gentle and lively aroma.
The base is a combination of woods, balms and resins. The note gives style and suppleness, especially to the eau de toilette. And then there is this small olfactory accident, the eucalyptus, which titillates the nose.
The famous oval-shaped label with a parade of letters drawn in India ink by Desmond Knox-Leet is omnipresent. It is printed on the boxes and determined the shape of the eau de toilette’s glass bottle.
As a sign of ultimate luxury, on the eau de toilette’s bottle, which is sober to the extreme, there is not the slightest noticeable mark. There is just transparent glass and, like a seal, the address, 34 boulevard Saint Germain, engraved on the magnetised stopper made of thick, black Bakelite. The concave base of the bottle evokes the rounded form of the paperweights sold in the boutique with decorative items which have rubbed shoulders with printed fabrics since the first Christmas at 34.
TOP NOTES: Blackcurrant, green leaves, fig, clove, cinnamon, cardamom
MIDDLE NOTES: Geranium, tuberose, iris, violet
BASE NOTES: Sandalwood, resin, balms, eucalyptus
OLFACTIVE GROUP: Chypre
PERFUMER: Olivier Pescheux