Diptyque‘s new fragrance Vetyverio is a far cry from the original vision of the brands creators back in 1961. Diptyque was founded by three artisans united by a passion for creativity and design: painter Desmond Knox-Leet, set designer Yves Coueslant, and Christiane Gautrot, who worked in an architecture firm.

Their original plan was to design and market cotton print fabrics, but scented candles, introduced in 1963 as something of a sideline, turned out to be more popular than the fabrics. Following on from the success of the scented candles, impassioned followers asked for fragrances that continued in the Diptyque tradition – et voila “Diptyque Eau de Toliette” was born.

A woody and fresh eau de toilette, this unisex fragrance is inspired by the botanical name for vetiver: Vetyveria Zizanoides.

Vetyverio is available from May 2010; visit the Diptyque website to find your nearest distributor.

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