French niche line Diptyque will launch Volutes, a new fragrance for women:
The voyage of your dreams. A long haul crossing, stopping off at a number of places with magical names, all redolent of adventure and spice.
Volutes, it’s a shape and a scent, intimately linked : the volute* and tobacco. It’s also the scent of the labyrinth of waxed corridors and panelled lounges, the mysterious, and elegant ladies leaning on the ship’s rail smoking their Khedive cigarettes.
Volutes was developed by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin; notes include iris, honey, tobacco and spices.
Diptyque Volutes is expected to launch this fall; I will update with sizes and concentration when I can.
* Volute de fumée is a curl of smoke.
Update: Diptyque Volutes will be available in 50 ml Eau de Toilette and 75 ml Eau de Parfum. Additional notes include wax, dried fruit, pink pepper, black pepper, saffron, hay, immortelle, myrrh, storax, opopanax and benzoin.
Another update: see a review of Diptyque Volutes.