Diptyque will launch the limited edition Grand Tour collection, including two personal fragrances (Kyoto and Venise) and three home fragrances (Paris, Miliès and Byblos), next week.
Kyoto ~ Kyoto celebrates the birthplace of ikebana with this blend of incense, rose and vetiver developed by perfumer Alexandra Carlin, packaged in traditional Furoshiki wrapping cloth. In 100 ml Eau de Toilette. ["Ten thousand kilometres further East lies a destination never visited but often dreamed of by the trio of founders. A place whose aesthetic has often served as a source of inspiration for the Maison: Japan, and more specifically Kyoto, city of art and of history, cradle of ikebana. The journey pauses here to allow time for reflection, reproducing the codes of this age-old floral art form in a perfume that strikes a subtle balance between incense, rose and vetiver, created by Alexandra Carlin to echo the triptych of sky, heart and earth."]
Venise ~ Venise was developed by perfumer Cécile Matton and reflects the vegetable gardens of the Venice lagoons, with notes of citrus, basil, green pepper, vetiver and tomato. The coffret includes three 7.5 ml travel sprays of Eau de Toilette. ["Our odyssey of the senses continues on to Italy. To be precise, Venice, visited regularly by the founders, charmed by its languid mystery and shifting colours. In 2021, the Tour pauses to take in a green Venice. The vegetable gardens of the Serenissima lagoon, Mediterranean breeze and herbal scents in the early morning freshness – the fragrance of earth mingling with that of bell peppers, tomatoes and citrus fruits."]
A pop-up shop featuring the collection will be open at Selfridges in London from 6 September to 3 October.