24 posts tagged "Diptyque"
The brand’s bougies have a cult following, but the French company is quickly becoming a head-to-toe experience. Body care was launched approximately four years ago, but starting next month you can extend the luxe experience to your face with L’Art Du Soin, a five-piece collection of skin products that boasts damask rose as its hero ingredient. Included in the range are two cleansers: Poudre Puretée, a powder that foams up with the help of a small, ball-like sponge and water, and Pommade Démaquillante, a balm laced with sweet almond oil and three floral waxes (ylang-ylang, mimosa, and geranium) that melts upon contact with skin. For deeper exfoliation, Argile De Gommage (a multipurpose clay) contains marble, rice, and oat powders to gently slough away dry patches, and can also be painted on with a makeup brush and used as a mask to draw out impurities. Completing the set is a facial water (composed of 84 percent damask rose hydrolate to refresh and tone) and a moisturizing lotion (which hydrates with white lily and calendula extracts, while brightening via grape extract). Needless to say, these rich formulas smell as divine as the candles that came before them—your complexion and senses will rejoice.
Ranging from $55 to $72; diptyqueparis.com for store locations
Just in time for the season of love, where heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, cellophane balloons, teddy bears, and red roses abound, a more timeless gift arrives care of two French companies: Diptyque and Macon & Lesquoy. The fragrance company partnered with the design duo known for their hand-embroidered, military-style pins and accessories to craft this limited-edition broche à parfumer. Comprised of cannetille on felt, the pink bloom features a tear-shaped ceramic charm designed to hold the brand’s Eau Rose toilette (or any other scent of your choice). When spritzed with perfume, you can rely on the dangling dropper to preserve the aroma and help it stand the test of time—which is more than can be said for your standard bouquet or, for that matter, most relationships.
Hand in hand with the holidays come many a limited-edition candle. Usually, it’s scented like some overly saccharine sugar cookie, toothpaste-like peppermint stick, or pine tree reminiscent of those that dangle from cab drivers’ rearview mirrors—none of which sound enticing now, or post-December 25. Enter Diptyque, a brand that never fails to add some nondenominational and sophisticated delights to the mix. This year, the French fragrance house partnered with Tsé & Tsé (a Parisian duo that designs everything from table lamps to jewelry) for its latest candle collection, which explores more exotic aromas, like Orange Chaya—a blend of quince, cinnamon and ginger reminiscent of the South Asian tea. The lustrous green jar, Écorce de Pin, mixes the scent of snow-covered firs with that of hinoki (a Japanese cypress), along with cedar and patchouli, to create a warm, smoky eau. Encens des Indes recalls the gifts of the Magi—incorporating notes of rose, cornflower and myrrh. These seasonal treats for the senses are guaranteed to please long after the presents have been unwrapped (and returned).
$68 each, diptyqueparis.com
Kate Moss Reveals Tanning Habits for Allure; Chloe Norgaard’s Rainbow-Hair Connection; Diptyque’s New Digs; and More
Kate Moss covers the August issue of Allure—her ninth cover for the magazine. In the article, the notoriously private supermodel open up about everything from her early insecurities regarding posing nude (“I used to be so scared about ‘Oh, I don’t want to show my body.’ Now that I’ve shown it, it doesn’t bug me about my moles, or ‘This isn’t big enough’ and ‘That’s not smooth enough.’”) to her well-documented tanning habits (“I don’t mind a bikini bottom. My husband likes lines on the bum—men like white bums, like a frame. I don’t do it on the boobs, though—I try not to have a white boob.”). Moss also broke down her daily beauty routine, saying, “I use that Moroccanoil stuff, and then I blow-dry [hair] upside down and brush it. Maybe I’ll give it a back-comb at the top.” And her cardinal hair-care rule? “Always clean hair. That’s a must. If in doubt, wash it.” Simple enough, right?
Chloe Norgaard has built a modeling career on her Technicolored tresses. In a video accompanying United Colors of Benetton’s Fall ’13 campaign, in which she stars alongside a slew of musicians and other fresh faces, the catwalker-cum-DJ discusses her first blue dye job in first grade: “My favorite color to have in my hair is rainbow. I can’t choose just one and love all colors except for brown.”
Diptyque disciples, rejoice: The cult French perfumer and candle purveyor announced that it will be opening its third New York store at 242 Mott Street in Nolita early next month. Bring on the eaux.
With this melt-your-face-off heat wave in New York showing no signs of letting up, we’ve been brushing up on warm-weather skincare. In addition to SPF protection, The Guardian advises: “Don’t even think about foundation, powder, and any elaborate makeup in this heat. Just apply sunblock, then a tinted moisturizer, and some concealer over any spots.” It also encourages switching to a waterproof mascara. In the same vein, BellaSugar’s roundup of blow-dryer-free hairstyles, including plenty of updated updos, was also helpful.
You know a piece of Pamela Love jewelry when you see it. In the six or so years that she has been crafting earrings, rings, bangles, and the like, Love has established a distinctive style that takes its cues from traditional tribal African patterns and astronomy, botanical drawings, and even ancient Mexican folk art, giving each one of her painstakingly created designs the feel of a modern artifact. Besides earning a host of accessory-fiend fans with her popular talon and turquoise offerings, Love has also collaborated with the triumvirate of major retailers (J.Crew, Opening Ceremony, and Topshop), and attracted plenty of attention and magazine real estate for her own eclectic personal style (her wedding last summer at Montauk’s Ruschmeyer’s was chronicled by Vogue). Here, the New York native shares some of the local primping outposts and the products she relies on.
The Instant Refresh: Joanna Vargas
“I go to her salon for the light treatments and triple-crown facial—when you leave here, you actually look younger and more refreshed. It’s absolutely incredible. And she makes amazing products. Her daily serum is so perfect for everyday and is great at moisturizing.”
Available at www.joannavargas-skincare.com.
The Curl Conductors: Ouidad
“Ouidad Salon is great for anyone who has curly hair and doesn’t trust just any stylist to touch their locks. They really are the curl authorities.”
For more information, visit www.ouidad.com.
The Wellness Authority: Dr. Frank Lipman
“I love Eleven Eleven Wellness by Dr. Frank Lipman for the amazing protein shakes and vitamins. Dr. Lipman has totally changed the way I see food. It’s more of a source of energy, so I’ve started trying to be much better about not eating junk, even when I’m stressed. His shakes are very important for vegetarians.”
For more information, visit www.drfranklipman.com.
The Acupuncture Artists: YinOva Center
“Another great way for me to de-stress and clear my head is with acupuncture at YinOva Center. They have great practitioners who really get to the root of the problem.”
For more information, visit www.yinovacenter.com.