Curiosity is a treasure
you will discover different worlds. Our founders, Christiane Montadre, Desmond Knox-Leet and Yves Coueslant, loved creating stories and playing with colors and patterns. And for 60 years, we have followed in their footsteps. Always moving forward.
At diptyque, we have a wonderful playing field. It’s our oval and a place where we love to make letters dance and create stories. It’s a pattern inspired by our travels to Greece, and a window we share with you, so that you can watch over this magical world and get swept away in daydreams.
Orphéon takes you back to the environment of an emblematic place in Paris in the 1960s. The comfort of patinated wood, the vapours of alcohol, the musky linger of the make-up powder from the artists and their muses... Everything is present, in a floral and bright woody scent. The magic of a composition mixes the heat of the tonka bean, the depth of cedar, the richness of jasmine and the vivacity of juniper berries.
That’s where Christiane Montadre-Gautrot, Yves Coueslant and Desmond Knox-Leet founded diptyque. We’re in the 1960s, a world of lively debate and café life, in the heart of the Latin Quarter. And we follow three night owls, friends, artists. In Paris, at diptyque.
Our story was born from a meeting between Christiane Gautrot, Yves Coueslant and Desmond Knox-Leet. Three cosmopolitan aesthetes united by their taste for creative encounters and their sense of beauty. A friendship that would turn into a unique adventure… And the rest was diptyque.
In the film “A Scent In A Song“, Olivier Pescheux, a perfumer, and Lewis OfMan, a musician, compose the inspirational music of Orphéon as a duet. They tune the notes to the percussions. Against the heady sounds of jazz and bossa nova, the night is a celebration.
diptyque pays tribute to nature, an infinite source of inspiration for the Maison, dedicating to it the whole of its summer collection. Simple, authentic nature, open onto the sea: that of the Mediterranean landscapes where Yves Coueslant and Desmond Knox-Leet, two members of the founding trio of diptyque, liked to unwind and from where, in 1960, they brought back a mass of materials and memories for their future creations and perfumes.
...Luke Edward Hall’s house is in the Cotswolds, in England. Seen from inside, it dominates the Mediterranean. Its history and its light. Its traditions and its colors. Solar. His collaboration with diptyque is self-evident.
…intertwined, they are never apart in the history of diptyque. Founders Desmond Knox-Leet, Yves Coueslant, and Christiane Montadre were inspired by cultures across the globe to nurture their creations. And this philosophy remains. It has inspired The Grand Tour, a maiden voyage. A meeting of minds.
Joël Andrianomearisoa, Johan Creten, Zoë Paul, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Rabih Kayrouz have created five original works of art for a journey with five stop-overs: France, Venice, Greece, Japan, and Lebanon. All these artist editions have a perfume from elsewhere…a diptyque perfume.
It’s time for take-off: “Voyages Immobiles” begins. The first art exhibition of the Maison takes you from East to West through the eyes of nine reputed international artists and their works, created especially for the occasion. A maiden voyage open to the curious, the aesthetes, and the explorers.
“Voyages Immobiles” from September 10 to October 23, 2021, online on www.diptyqueparis.com and at La Poste du Louvre, 52 Rue du Louvre, Paris 75001.
Free exhibition. Sign up online.
Nos fondateurs, Christiane Montadre, Desmond Knox-Leet et Yves Coueslant, aimaient créer des histoires en jouant de couleurs et de motifs. Et depuis 60 ans, nous suivons leurs pas. En droite ligne.
Chez diptyque, nous avons un terrain de jeu formidable. Il s’agit de notre ovale, dans lequel nous aimons faire danser les lettres et dessiner des histoires. Un motif rapporté de nos voyages en Grèce. Une fenêtre que nous partageons avec vous, pour regarder le monde avec fantaisie et s'adonner à la rêverie.
This year diptyque is celebrating its 60th anniversary: an opportunity to immerse yourself in everything that has inspired the House since its creation. A cavalcade of youthful creativity, 2021 will be dedicated to graphic design, encounters, nature, travel and curiosity. A year that will be filled with collections and events.
diptyque is revisiting the allure of four of the House’s iconic scents in the Graphic collection.Discover
To celebrate its 60 years, diptyque is revisiting a mythical bar of the Saint Germain quarter.Enter
...you need to look for inspiration. It may come on the sea shore, when the breeze starts to blow. Or on a hilltop, under the pines and olive trees.Find
…that our founders were inspired by cultures across the globe to nurture their creations.Let’s
Curiosity is a treasure
Our founders loved creating stories and playing with colors and patterns.
At diptyque, we have a wonderful playing field. It’s our oval and a place where we love to make letters dance and create stories.
Orphéon takes you back to the atmosphere of this emblematic place of the Paris of the 1960s.
Our story was born from a meeting between Christiane Gautrot, Yves Coueslant and Desmond Knox-Leet.
The first notes of Orphéon are about to sound.
Fig trees, lavender, orange blossom... nature stretches out as far as the eye can see on the Mediterranean shores.
...through the eyes and the imaginary of the artist Luke Edward Hall.
… with our summer diary.
…intertwined, they are never apart in the history of diptyque.
...have created five original works of art for a journey with five stop-overs.
…September 10. Under the direction of Jérôme Sans, the first art exhibition of diptyque reveals the perspective of nine artists on five emblematic destinations.
On peut voir les mondes. Nos fondateurs aimaient créer des histoires en jouant de couleurs et de motifs.
Un ovale peut en cacher un autre et encore un autre.
Chez diptyque, nous avons un terrain de jeu formidable. Il s'agit de notre ovale, dans lequel nous aimons faire danser les lettres et dessiner des histoires
Chapter I : A Singular Heritage
Chapter II : High perfumery Pioneer
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