How often do you have a fragrance that attempts to capture the essence of its flagship store?

I am not sure what Diptyque‘s flagship store at 34 Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris smells like. But this L’eau Du Trente-Quatre perfume reminds me of the crisp Parisian air and the cobblestone streets.


A unisex fragrance, Diptyque described this Spring scent as one that “captures the essence of the original boutique, during the time when the weather changes and the greenest notes take over…”

It is indeed a unique scent, with the first burst of fresh bitter orange note before the woody middle notes take control. The fragrance settles to a slightly spicy base of Virginia cedar and patchouli and lingers on for a long time.

This is not an easily acceptable scent but it started to grow on me. It is complex, mysterious yet fresh and light. Somewhat like Paris – the day feels romantic and carefree, followed by the seduction and mystery that takes over as night falls.

The bottle is slightly different from the usual Diptyque perfumes. Presented in a glass case topped with a magnetic lid, the oval bottle reflects the brand’s iconic label. The bottle also contains a wick that resembles a candle – a reminder of Diptyque’s scented candles, which were a main focus of their business.

Diptyque L’eau Du Trente-Quatre perfume is priced at S$144 (50ml) and S$190 (100ml) and is available at escential boutiques located at Paragon and Tangs Orchard.

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