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27 posts tagged "Diptyque"

Diptyque Burns Bright

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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

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kate-moss-cover-shoot-03_resizeKate 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.

The 411: Pamela Love

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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.

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The Scent Of Paris In The Springtime

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Diptyque

Diptyque Cuts A Rug

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Here’s a little-known fact about me: I love kilim rugs, which becomes abundantly clear immediately upon stepping into my apartment. I have three of them—in my living room, kitchen and office, respectively. Wherever there is visible floor space in my humble Brooklyn abode, in fact, you’ll find a kilim—there’s even a small runner in my closet-of-a-bedroom. There’s just something about the intricate mix of bold colors and geometric shapes that makes them so appealing to me, I guess; put simply, they really tie a room together, which is presumably why the geniuses over at Diptyque have used the Persian, hand-woven floor coverings as inspiration for their Arabian Nights holiday candle collection. Available in three scents—Sapin Doré, which boasts balmy fresh hints of golden fir trees, Amber Oud, which exudes wafts of warm resins and rare spices, and Oliban, an homage to the iconic, religious aroma of frankincense—each luminary comes packaged in a gorgeous, kaleidoscopic glass vessel that happens to add a fun, colorful accent to any kind of home décor (specifically mine).

Photo: Courtesy of Diptyque