During my previous stay in Paris, I ran into the eponymous diptyque Store on Boulevard St Germain, where it all begun back in 1961. It happened to be that three friends named Desmond Knox-Leet, Christiane Gautrot, and Yves Coueslant, all from the world of fine arts and décor, decided to open a store. It wasn’t a conventional one, mainly not at the time – they displayed and sold their own plain print designs, besides traditional British fragrances. Since then, guided by this rich heritage, the brand got widely known from its iconic oval shape logo with the number ’34’ on it, hence referring to the street number of the shop on Boulevard St Germain. By moving on the wallpapers and print designs, there was born a unique fragrance, one for both body and home, both encompassing love for the nature, through carefully chosen raw materials and yet giving them a clear, distinctive signature. Wrap yourself in luxury with diptyque products!
Während meines letzten Aufenthaltes in Paris, bin ich auf den namensgebenden diptyque Laden auf dem Boulevard St Germain gestoßen, wo 1961 alles begann. (more…)