As a child, Yves Coueslant,
one of diptyque’s founders, spent his summers
at the seaside in the pagoda that his father
had had built in Do Son, in the Along Bay.
Far from the humid heat of the large port in
Haiphong,the air was cooler.
The sea breeze carried with it the heady
and slightly spicy scent of tuberoses
that his mother so loved.
Do Son has both the delicateness
and persistence of a memory from
a childhood in Indochina.