Diptyque L’Eau du Trente-Quatre ~ new fragrance

Diptyque L'Eau du Trente-Quatre

In late February, French niche line Diptyque will launch L'Eau du Trente-Quatre, a new springtime variation on 2011's 34 Boulevard Saint Germain.

For spring 2013, diptyque introduces L’Eau du Trente-Quatre. The sophisticated and versatile new scent is a reminder of the company’s very first fragrance: l’Eau. a lively interpretation of the original 34 boulevard saint germain, the new fragrance captures the essence of the original boutique, during the time when the weather changes and the greenest notes take over from the warmer and more sensual notes of 34 boulevard saint germain. “Men and women of all ages will be able to associate themselves with this new scent. This time, the aromatic notes, rosemary, clove and blackcurrant play a muted tune.

Thanks to the citrus fruits, L’Eau du Trente-Quatre is comfortable and timeless,” states [perfumer] Olivier Pescheux. The top notes include a flight of bitter orange, verbena, lemon, grapefruit, and lavender, spiced up with a dash of nutmeg, juniper berries and cinnamon tree leaves. a green note green note of birch tree leaf, from Philosykos adds a lively freshness to the fragrance. The heart is structured around Egyptian geranium, voluptuous tuberose on a base of Virginian cedarwood, patchouli, a splash of incense and Spanish cist [sic]. Lastly, bright musks balance the fragrance with just the right amount of mellowness and sensuality.

Diptyque L'Eau du Trente-Quatre will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

(via diptyqueparis, found via extrait.it)

Update: see a review of L'Eau du Trente-Quatre.

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  1. trigger hippie says:

    Don’t like the idea of the smell of a Spanish Cist….

    However, it does sound very nice, and it will probably be joining Philosykos, L’Ombre dans L’Eau, Volutes and Tam Dao on the shelf.

    Ho hum.

    • Robin says:

      I liked but didn’t love the original 34, hope this one is livelier as advertised :-)

  2. Lys says:

    I guess this is a flanker of L’Eau and not of 34? Funny.

    • Lys says:

      And then the bottle shape implies this is a flanker of 34 (Boulevard Saint Germain EDT) and not L’Eau. What kind of stunt are they pulling here?

      • Lys says:

        Ahhh, I get it – 34 is an interpretation of L’Eau since the shop smells of L’Eau et al. So L’Eau du Trente-Quatre is a reminder of L’Eau by way of original 34. A flanker and a reminder! Nothing confusing about it.

        • Robin says:

          I am taking at as a flanker of 34, which supposedly had elements of many of their fragrances.

  3. OhLily says:

    L’Ombre dans L’Eau hated me so hard that I’m now a bit apprehensive about picking another one to sample from the line. :(

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    • Lys says:

      Original L’Ombre dans L’Eau is really jagged edged but new EDP is more naturalistic, I couldn’t find anything natural in the EDT but the EDP is a revelation. But I don’t own either which might put my comment in more perspective.

      • OhLily says:

        Thank you, Lys, it’s good to hear about their differences! The edt falls into what I call my corset-crusher category. Not the cool modern ones, these are strictly the old Scarlett O’Hara kind where they just kept tugging until your waist hit that nifty 15 inch mark. No breathing easily, and a deep breath would knock you right out!

        Corset-crushers are wily too, they don’t show their duplicity outright by being obviously ‘bad’. It’s more a miasma that drifts in and out, never totally revealing itself. I honestly can’t pinpoint what it is in L’Ombre dans that causes it – all I know is I can’t risk breathing in properly because something nasty is lurking and waiting to pounce!

        • Lys says:

          That’s pretty funny.

        • Emily says:

          Oh wow, I had the exact same experience with the L’Ombre EDT — though you describe it so much better than I could! On the one hand, it was so intensely repulsive; on the other, when I tried to identify the specific source of the repulsiveness, I couldn’t pick out a darn thing. It smelled like a profoundly offensive version of something that’s designed *not* to be offensive, if that makes sense.

          • OhLily says:

            Oh Emily, it’s sounding more and more like I should just check with you first and save myself a lot of heartbreak! Well, except for the Youth Dew, but that one could be because I so identify it with a rather unpleasant person from my youth. :D

            It’s frustrating and tends to make me crazy(-er) when the source of the problem can’t be identified. It wasn’t even apparent from just sniffing it.
            Theoretically, I should at least *like* it since I adore green florals. Nope. Never going to happen.

            I wonder if either of us would like any better worn by someone else?

  4. maggiecat says:

    Neither the L’Eau nor the 34 worked for me, so I won’t be breaking any doors down to try this. I like so many Diptyque scents, but haven’t found one I loved – yet.

  5. eminere says:

    Love the bottle!

  6. Lise says:

    This one is gorgeous. Great for summer :-)

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