Paris 190g scented candle and lid
Essence of Myrrh, Old books accord, Wood Patina accord, Paris Stone accord
To celebrate its 60th birthday, diptyque once again takes to the road with a collection inspired by a legendary cultural journey: the Grand Tour.
The first stopover on the journey: Paris and its Left Bank, where diptyque's story began.
This stopover is illustrated in a candle that has been conceived as a Parisian stroll. We walk along the Seine, its quais lined with weeping willows and chestnut trees, passing antique shops before losing ourselves in the pages of old books found on the booksellers' stands. At the heart of the composition, notes of polished wood, and the spicy vanilla accents of weathered books and paving stones evoke this Parisian atmosphere where art meets history.
The candle is presented with a lid of sculpted black wood inspired by the design of old diptyque candle stands. On the label, a compass rose symbolises the starting point of diptyque's Grand Tour. It is inspired by the compass rose carved on the forecourt of Notre-Dame de Paris to mark Kilometre Zero, the point from which every road in France starts.
Made in France
For centuries, artists travelled the world on a long journey of cultural initiation called the Grand Tour.
diptyque's roots echo this tradition: from the very beginning, the founders of the Maison took inspiration from all they discovered on their travels.
diptyque now revives the spirit of the Grand Tour with an exclusive collection whose every creation tells the story of a stopover along a journey that stretches across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.