When Christiane (a interior designer), Yves (theatre director) and Desmonde a painter teamed up to open a store on 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain, to sell their designs, the essence and aesthetic of their collective creativity morphed into the beautiful brand that is Diptyque.
This is why 34 is embossed on their products and Desmond paintings can be found there too, take a second look.
I have chanced upon Diptyque candles a few times when I go into Space NK and there are a lot to choice from. I couldn’t just decide in between getting my Skin Enhancer or my creamy Cleanser how else to spend £42 on a candle. We are bloggers, we love to swatch…but how do you swatch a candle?
|How to clear your scent senses|
I visited Space NK Knightsbridge’s branch on Hans Crescent Road, for a chance to swatch and sniff and engage with every candle they’ve got. Let’s just say, my olfactory senses were opened, and I have learnt a whole lot more about what cAan go into wax than vanilla and rose essential oils. From coriander Coriandre to ash in Feu De Bois, the essence of their candles are mind blowing and just beautiful. I smelt enough to make a list of what I need and in between I sniffed roasted coffee beans to reset my nostrils to appreciate the next scent.
I went home with Baies, an incredible scent with Bulgarian roses and blackcurrant leaves, boy I knew I disliked rose scents but this is it! It is bae.
Baies is Bae.
I love it.
I have a list of candles I need want.
Here’s to another addiction, as sweet smelling as it will be.