INSTANTLY REVEAL A WORLD OF SCENTS, REINVENTED WITH NEW COMBINATIONS FROM DIPTYQUE’S MATERIALS THAT STIR EMOTIONS COLLECTION

 

Available from 1 March 2019 at diptyque Takashimaya S.C., diptyque TANGS Vivo City, escentials TANGS, escentials Paragon and escentials.com

Choose a candle, then another, have fun pairing them and instantly reveal a world of scents, reinvented with each new combination.

We’ve long amused ourselves this way at diptyque. It all began with our relationship with combinations. In 1963, the three founders created a trio of candles – Hawthorn, Cinnamonand Tea  to pair at leisure. Many more creations were added over time, such as Wood fire, Fig tree, Berries, Mosses, Maquis and Opopanax. Some fifty candles now offer endless combinations.

Everyone can create an atmosphere or rediscover, in a particular fragrance, the emotions of a cherished memory. Each of us stores these magical moments. All it takes to bring them flooding back in a single scent; that’s the power fragrance has.

 COLLABORATION WITH THE HOUSE OF PIERRE FREY

At diptyque, to experience an atmosphere is to have each sense primed to the full, in a permanent interplay of colour and scent combinations. To illustrate this practice, diptyque has decided to work with Maison Pierre Frey.

Since 1935, the Pierre Frey family has specialized in decorating, creating, producing and manufacturing fabrics and wallpapers in the finest French tradition. To represent the olfactory world of each candle, diptyque has selected fabrics and wallpapers from the Maison Pierre Frey’s permanent collection and archives.

This collaboration with Pierre Frey echoes a practice dating back to the earliest days of the Maison diptyque, when each candle was paired with a particular textile, as the material embodiment of the scent and its universe. It all began with the simplest of ideas; just as decorative objects or furnishing fabrics give a personal touch to an interior, so candles can ornament a living room, library or bedroom.

Through the power of scent and sight, each creation offers the chance of an escape to an imaginary land or a familiar place.

SCENT COMBINATIONS

 

AN EASTERN GARDEN AT DUSK

With the Lys & Narguilé Candles

S$88 for each 190g candle, S$180 for limited-edition coffret set

Two new creations have been added to the diptyque repertoire  Lily and Narguilé, which can be enjoyed as a duo or separately.

Lily recalls a huge bouquet of fresh-cut lilies; a shower of white petals. The green fragrance of the sap and leaves, and the delicately spicy accents of the heady flower fill the air.

Narguilé is an instant invitation to travel; a hint of honey, tobacco leaves and a handful of spices permeates the air, inviting us on a journey to a distant land… the East.

The two candles combined tell yet another tale, transporting us to the heart of an Eastern garden at dusk. Night falls over a riad. On the patio, lanterns are lit one by one near large bouquets of lilies scattered under the large palm tree, where smoke curls from the narguile. The honeyed notes of tobacco volutes warm the scent of the white flowers, underscoring their spicy accents.

THE FLOWER FESTIVAL

With the Roses and Jasmine Candles

S$88 for each 190g candle, S$180 for limited-edition coffret set

A fragrant memory of a festival held to mark the beginning of spring in the South of France. The celebration closes with a floral explosion when the air is filled with thousands of petals and multicoloured corollas.

THE FLOWER FESTIVAL

With the Sandalwood and Tuberose Candles

S$88 for each 190g candle, S$180 for limited-edition coffret set

Scents of humid tropical jungle; the memory of a trip to Asia, with its fragrant lush flowers and tree trunks hauled by mighty elephants. The woody, velvety scent of sandalwood blends with the green, heady accents of tuberose.

GREECE IN THE SHADE OF FIG TREES

With the Cypress and Fig Tree Candles

S$88 for each 190g candle, S$180 for limited-edition coffret set

The scent of the Greek islands in summer. Tree-lined paths crisscross the hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. When the wind blows, the green, woody accents of fig trees blend with the resinous, honeyed notes of cypress trees.

THE ARTIST’S DRAWING POUCH

With the Leather and Violet Candles

S$88 for each 190g candle, S$180 for limited-edition coffret set

 The leathery and powdery scent of a leather pouch that diptyque’s founders always kept close by. Pencil leads and drawing sheets left their scented mark on the landscapes they sketched during their travels.

Priced at S$88 for each 190g candle and S$180 for limited-edition coffret sets, diptyque’s Materials That Stir Emotions Collection will be available from 1 March 2019 at diptyque Takashimaya S.C., diptyque TANGS Vivo City, escentials TANGS, escentials Paragon and escentials.com