The journey that Yves Coueslant, one of the three founders, used to make as a child on the transatlantic liners that connected Marseilles to Saigon provides the inspiration for the latest fragrance from diptyque, Volutes. The dominating scents of Yves journey are the volute and tobacco. Smoking fumes from the liner’s chimneys. Foamy wakes. Flights of silk and chiffon and wafts of expensive perfumes.

…transatlantic liners that connected Marseilles to Saigon provides the inspiration for diptyque’s latest fragrance, Volutes.

A chic, mild and honeyed tobacco with accents of wax, honey and dried fruit distinguishes the scent, followed by full-bodied top notes of pink pepper, Madagascan pepper and saffron. Iris is also present.

Immortelle and myrrh alongside the tobacco give black, slightly bituminous notes. Storax, opopanax, benzoin offer the tobacco warmth and give it an unexpected balance and depth.

Launching 1st October – 50 ml eau de toilette: £50. 100 ml eau de toilette: £70. 75 ml eau de parfume: £85. Unisex.

diptyqueparis.co.uk