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Diptyque is the perfect brand for those who love scented candles, natural perfumes and body care products. They have various branches around Paris but if you’re looking for a real treat, you should definitely visit their very first store at Boulevard St. Germain. Not only do they have the full series of all Diptyque products but the store is also a real beauty. Not to mention the very knowledgeable staff who will give you valuable advice.

Diptyque has a rich heritage dating back to the 60’s. In 1961 three friends, painter Desmond Knox-Leet, set designer Yves Coueslant, and textile designer Christiane Gautrot, opened the salon Diptyque on Boulevard St. Germain in Paris. The name comes from the Ancient Greek word “δίπτυχος” (díptykhos), which refers to a painting or sculpture composed of two panels or parts. Diptyque originally produced printed fabrics. Not too long after their opening though, in 1963, the founders introduced a line of scented candles inspired by their trips, which became their main focus product. In 1968 Diptyque launched their first perfume, L’Eau, based on old English recipes of home fragrances. 

Ever since then the Diptyque product line has expanded and comprises lots of options for all tastes. Apart from the design of the products (I simply love the elegant black lettering and oval labels, not to mention their stylish packaging), the scents are delicious and the quality is definitely there. I am a proud owner of quite a few candles (my favourites being Cuir, Baies, Figuier, Pomander and Gardenia) and have recently bought the fragrance Philosykos, which is just perfect for summer.

If you’re into interior decor, take a look at these pictures – the empty candle vases can be used long afterwards to decorate your desk, coffee table or bathroom. If you happen to live in Brussels, you can find Diptyque products at the Senteurs d’Ailleurs.

Address: Boulevard Saint-Germain 34, 75005 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 1 43267744
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Sandy (@smarksthespots)