Diptyque Essences Insensees ~ new fragrance

Diptyque Essences Insensées

Diptyque will introduce La Collection 34, a new "permanent collection of ephemeral products". La Collection 34 will include home and personal fragrance as well as related objects; the 2014 edition includes Essences Insensées, the first in a projected series of limited edition fragrances.

At the origin of Essences Insensées (sensory essences) is a centuries-old tradition of master perfumers, the «mille fleurs» (thousand flowers). Inspired by this idea, diptyque collaborated with perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin to revisit the tradition at the Firmenich site in Grasse. In 2013, mimosa flowers were of exceptional quality and particularly abundant on the hills around Grasse. So naturally, Fabrice chose the mimosa flower as the signature note in revisiting «thousand flowers», creating the first in a series in which each fragrance is unique and ephemeral...

This edition of Essences Insensées starts out cool, and is slightly spiced-up by graceful violet and a touch of pink pepper. Heliotrope and Provence rose enhance the naturalness of the mimosa flower that is gradually softened by vanilla, maté and beeswax. To turn this unique fragrance into a perfume, a unique bottle also had to be found. To this end, diptyque patiently embarked on a treasure hunt that led to the archives of a master glassmaker, one of the last in France to work traditionally by hand, the century-old company Waltersperger. Sifting through hundreds of shapes, the perfect bottle was finally found. Elegant, timeless and engraved with a pattern of leaves and flowers unquestionably reminiscent of mimosas!

Diptyque Essences Insensées solid perfume

Diptyque Essences Insensées will be available in 100 ml Eau de Parfum and 3.6 g Solid Perfume.

(via communication.diptyqueparis)

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  1. pigoletto says:

    Not sure that the scent is grabbing me so much, but that bottle is gorgeous. I like the solid design as well – the regular black ones are nice and hefty, which I quite like – feels luxurious.

    • Robin says:

      I like the bottle very much, but hate bulb atomizers…hope it’s optional. And hate the 100 ml size!

  2. sullapelle says:

    Sounds nice. I really like the packaging though. Very old school. Can I just vent for a second about Flower Bomb? Someone in my office is wearing it and it’s the most cloying, most pungent smell I’ve encountered in a long time. And everyone has this fragrance. Please stop buying it!! It’s everywhere and it smells really cheap. They should call it Foulbomb. Ok, done. I feel better;)

  3. CobraRose says:

    A “permanent collection of ephemeral products”? Aqua Allegoria, anyone?

    • Oakland Fresca says:

      Permanent, ephemeral, and limited!

    • Robin says:

      Well, many of those have been around for years. I think this is more like a series of limited editions, a new one every year? They imply they’ll keep using the same name. But I could be wrong, of course.

  4. kindcrow says:

    I’d like to sniff this one. I’m sure that the price will be absurdly high.

    • Robin says:

      Could be. Hope it’s not like the L’Artisan harvest things.

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