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