By virtue of its history, its nature and its name, L’Eau Papier is a tribute to creation – the backbone of the Maison – and to paper, the primary means by which that creation is expressed. Paper triggers the imagination, the sine qua non for the emergence of both drawings and perfumes, and these in turn liberate the imagination of each individual with the stories they prompt and the memories they evoke. The name of this new creation brings together water and paper, recalling both the history of the Maison and the founding trio’s driving passion for the line and the brush-stroke. It conjures up the diluted ink that permeates the page and calls forth shape – the act performed by every artist composing a drawing and giving free rein to their imagination. [...]
“Creating a perfume for Diptyque is like writing a book. You have to have a story, an introduction, a structure – the primary materials that echo each other to form a narrative. For L’Eau Papier, I started with one initial ingredient, grain – in particular, sesame, in the form of extract of roasted sesame seeds. This is the surprise element in the fragrance: I chose it to evoke the novel scent of ink and to add a delicate flavor to the scent. I enhanced this by working in musky notes, to heighten the sensual aspect. Then I added floral mimosa notes with gentle, powdery properties, to supplement the gentle note of paper. The uniqueness of the cereal and ink accords, blended with the sweetness of white musks, creates the scent of paper – and this combination is what defines the fragrance. I’ve tried to convey the subtle, sensitive interaction when ink is applied to a sheet of paper through an overdose of musks.” — Fabrice Pellegrin
Additional notes include rice steam and blond wood accords.
Diptyque L’Eau Papier will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.