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And if you look between the lines,

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.

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An oval can hide another and another.

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.

Like an olfactory portrait....

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.

It all started at 34...boulevard Saint-Germain.

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.

From three, one.

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.

It’s the story of a musical perfume.

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.

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Inspiration...
...Breath.

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.

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Seen from the air…

...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.

Your turn to play…

Your turn to play…

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Le graphisme à l'origine de la marque

04. Secret

Le graphisme à l'origine de la marque

Travel and art intersect…

…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.

Five artists,

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.

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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.

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Le graphisme à l'origine de la marque

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Le graphisme à l'origine de la marque

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Entre les lignes, on peut voir des mondes.

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.

02. Secret

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. 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.

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Le graphisme à l'origine de la marque

04. Secret

Le graphisme à l'origine de la marque

diptyque, 60 years

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.

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Graphics are a playful way
to look at the world

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01. Secret

And if you look between the lines,

Our founders loved creating stories and playing with colors and patterns.

diptyque secret illustration

02. Secret

An oval can hide another and another.

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.

AN ENCOUNTER IS A NEW BEGINNING
THAT LEADS TO CREATION.

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Like an olfactory portrait,

Orphéon takes you back to the atmosphere of this emblematic place of the Paris of the 1960s.

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It all started at 34...

…boulevard Saint-Germain.

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From three, one.

Our story was born from a meeting between Christiane Gautrot, Yves Coueslant and Desmond Knox-Leet.

diptyque secret illustration

It’s the story of a musical perfume.

The first notes of Orphéon are about to sound.

Nature is an inspiration,
but also a breath of fresh air.

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Inspiration...
...Breath

Fig trees, lavender, orange blossom... nature stretches out as far as the eye can see on the Mediterranean shores.

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A Mediterranean summer…

...through the eyes and the imaginary of the artist Luke Edward Hall.

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Your turn to play…

… with our summer diary.

Traveling opens one’s eyes to culture,
to a diverse world.

le grand tour

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Travel and art intersect…

Travel and art intersect…

…intertwined, they are never apart in the history of diptyque.

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Five artists…

...have created five original works of art for a journey with five stop-overs.

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“Voyages Immobiles” starts…

…September 10. Under the direction of Jérôme Sans, the first art exhibition of diptyque reveals the perspective of nine artists on five emblematic destinations.

Le graphisme est une façon ludique
de voir le monde

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01. Secret

Entre les lignes, on peut voir des mondes.

Entre les lignes

On peut voir les mondes. Nos fondateurs aimaient créer des histoires en jouant de couleurs et de motifs.

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02. Secret

Un ovale peut en cacher un autre et encore un autre.

Un ovals 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

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DIPTYQUE
BEHIND THE SCENES

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