The Scent Of Paris In The Springtime
Two years ago, Diptyque immortalized its iconic 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain flagship in Paris with a fragrance inspired by the way its library of deliciously scented candles and eaux de toilette (tinged with essences of fig tree, berries, blackcurrant leaves, spices, balms, honey, and damp moss) mingled with the store’s kilim rugs and wood shelves to create a singular scent unlike anything else in its arsenal. But as business proceeded as usual, and customers frequented the shop looking for different scents for different seasons, it became clear that the arrival of spring brought an increased interest in the brand’s fresher, livelier offerings—offerings that gave the store itself an entirely different aroma. Notes of crushed leaves,rose-scented geranium, and bright floral fragrances replaced the leather- and woody-based options of the winter months. Enter Diptyque’s new L’Eau de Trente-Quarte. With its bitter orange, verbena, lemon, lavender, nutmeg, cinnamon tree leaf, cedar wood, and musk scent, the new fragrance transports you to the Left Bank in spring—or the way you imagine spring might feel should it ever arrive in Western Europe, and on the American East Coast, for that matter. A few deep whiffs will make what has seemed like an endless barrage of cold, gray days magically disappear.