Diptyque‘s new scent Volutes is inspired by an incredible journey. One that took one of Diptyque’s founders, Yves Coueslant, on a sojourn from Marseilles to Saigon via transatlantic liners. Thus, Volutes is layered with scents and essences from exotic locales like Colombo, the Suez Canal, Singapore. Think spices and wood paneled cabins and cigarette smoke and unique perfumes. Diptyque’s perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin was given the task of bottling Coueslant’s memory into a new scent. “Interpreting a story into a perfume, especially if the story is visual and very precise, gives my work a structure that is already defined. The key to this memory is the atmosphere of the boat crossings Yves Coueslant travelled on from Marseilles to Saigon. A blend of scents from the boat, the wood, the tobacco smoked by the women on the upper deck… Two notes came to me instinctively when I heard this memory: tobacco and honey, forming a sensual, oriental, woody fragrance which, in the opinion of the Diptyque teams and myself, seemed to embody this story.”
Volutes is a glorious and heady mix of tobacco, iris, patchouli and myrrh. It’s available in stores now and comes in eau de toilette and eau de parfum.
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