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August 21 2014

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Come Out Smelling Like a Rose

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Diptyque Eau Rose

Two years ago Diptyque launched Eau Rose, a blend containing blooms of both the damask and centifolia variety, along with hints of bergamot, black currant, musk, cedar, and honey. The infusion process, in which the rose petals are soaked for more than six months in an alcoholic solution, is how the brand developed this unique essence, resulting in a refreshing aroma that you’d find in a garden (not atop your grandmother’s vanity). You can now wear this non-cloying, spring-y scent and soften dry, winter-ravaged skin beginning this month. The émulsion pour les mains hydrates hands with macadamia oil and aloe vera. And for all over, the voile lacté pour le corps moisturizes with squalene and musk rose oil. For the home, there’s the Rosa Mundi candle, named after Rosamund Clifford (the mistress of King Henry II). As legend has it, his highness built a labyrinth of rosebushes around his lover’s hiding place, but the clever Queen eventually foiled her cheating husband’s plan and poisoned his lady on the side. May this story serve as a reminder to those in complicated relationships everywhere that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner—we suggest you spoil all the special people in your life with this romantic trio in lieu of a traditional bouquet.

Hand Lotion, $28, Body Lotion, $56, Candle, $65; diptyqueparis.com

Photo: Courtesy of Diptyque

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