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Diptyque is a Paris based company that produces a line of scented candles and perfumes.


Founded in 1961 by three friends (painter Desmond Knox-Leet, set designer Yves Coueslant, and Christiane Gautrot, who was working in an architecture firm), Diptyque originally produced printed fabrics, but in 1963 they introduced a line of scented candles which eventually became the main focus of their business. There are now over 50 scented candles in the product line.

In 1968 Diptyque produced their first perfume, L'Eau, which was later followed by a series of other scented waters, which are also available as home products such as soap.

The name Diptyque (from Ancient Greek ???????? / díptykhos) refers to a painting or sculpture composed of two panels or parts.

Currently Diptyque has seven stores, in Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong, Doha, Dubai, San Francisco, and Chicago. Diptyque's Boston location closed in 2008.

In 2005 this privately held niche perfume house was bought by London based Manzanita Capital. [1] [2]


Scent Year Released Status Description
Do Son 2005 In Production floral blend of tuberose, orange tree leaves, roses, benzoin, iris, and white musk<ref name="basenotes">[3] Basenotes perfume archive</ref> <ref name="nowsmellthis">[4] Now Smell This Perfume Blog & Directory</ref>
Eau Duelle 2010 In Production two types of vanilla, and notes of bergamot, cardamom, pink pepper, elemi, juniper, saffron, calamus, frankincense, cypriol, black tea, musk and amber.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Eau Lente 1986 In Production spicy Oriental blend of Indian spices and cinnamon based on the scents used at the time of Alexander the Great.<ref name="basenotes" /> <ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Eau d'Elide 1988 In Production (Available exclusively in diptyque boutiques) blend of bitter orange, wild lavender, musk and aromatic shrubs.<ref name="basenotes" /> <ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Eau de Lierre 2006 In Production green floral scent with sheer peppery notes, ivy, iris, white musk and silky wood.<ref name="basenotes" /> <ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Jardin Clos 2003 In Production green floral blend of hyacinths surrounded by white lilac, mimosa, and watermelon.<ref name="basenotes" /> <ref name="nowsmellthis" />
L'Autre 1973 In Production (Available exclusively in diptyque boutiques) woody spicy blend of spices including cumin, coriander, cardamom, carvi and patchouli.<ref name="basenotes" /> <ref name="nowsmellthis" />
L'Eau 1968 In Production clove pomander with notes of cinnamon, geranium, sandalwood, rose and cloves. Diptyque's oldest fragrance, based on a 16th century potpourri recipe.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
L'Eau Trois 1975 In Production (Available exclusively in diptyque boutiques) resinous scent of aromatic shrubs from the mountainous coastline of northern Greece. <ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
L'Eau de Tarocco 2009 In Production Tarocco orange, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, rose, cedar, frankincense.
L'Eau des Hesperides 2008 In Production bitter orange, mandarin, lemon, petitgrain, red thyme, rosemary, mint, cedar and white musk.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
L'Eau de L'Eau 2008 In Production sheer, spicy fragrance that starts out citrusy, with notes of clove, cinnamon, ginger, pink peppercorns, geranium, lavender, orange blossom, benzoin balm, tonka bean and patchouli.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
L'Eau de Néroli 2008 In Production citrus fragrance with notes of bergamot, petitgrain, verbena, tarragon, neroli, orange blossom, geranium, beeswax, white musk and cedar.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
L'Ombre dans L'Eau 1983 In Production blend of blackcurrant leaf and Bulgarian rose ~ the scent of a green riverside garden.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Ofrésia 1999 In Production peppery white freesia on a woody note.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Olène 1988 In Production floral fragrance with notes of wisteria and narcissus.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Opôné 2001 DISCONTINUED spicy Oriental blend of saffron, roses, spices and wood.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Oyedo 2000 In Production notes of yuzu, grapefruit, lime, orange, mint, thyme and woods.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Philosykos 1996 In Production woody aromatic blend of fig tree leaves and white cedar<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Tam Dao 2003 In Production Oriental woody unisex scent made from the Oriental Goa sandalwood.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Vetyverio 2010 In Production notes of mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, bergamot, ylang ylang, Turkish rose, geranium, vetiver, carrot seeds, nutmeg, apricot, clove, cedar and musk.<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Vinaigre de Toilette 1975 In Production skin tonic with neroli, thyme, and other herbs<ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />
Virgilio 1990 In Production notes of basil, herbs and cedar; pastoral and green. <ref name="basenotes" /><ref name="nowsmellthis" />


The popular Philosykos, as well as Ofresia, were created by world famous nose Olivia Giacobetti.

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