A WHIMSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE ROSE
To celebrate Eau Rose eau de toilette, which decorates silhouettes with flowers and makes itself at home on the skin and on fragrance gestures, diptyque is now providing it with a companion – an ally in the art of perfumery. There’s a new arrival in the Eau Rose family: an eau de parfum, rounding off the range with consummate elegance and flair. Additionally, as a decorative housing and a festive setting for the two fragrances, a box has been specifically designed for them.
The story begins with the damascena and centifolia roses, beautiful and luxuriant – the most highly scented roses of all, treated in their simple natural form by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin, a leading expert on roses, to create Eau Rose eau de toilette. Infused in their entirety, they are light and acidulated, blended with the fresh green of rose leaves and a few thorns and emerging buds. A tribute to the whole flower, very modern in its simplicity.
From eau de toilette to eau de parfum, Eau Rose is blossoming …
Now, diptyque has created Eau Rose eau de parfum. Surprising and more intense than its sibling, it fits naturally into the lineage of the eau de toilette, like an elder sister or a loving cousin. The new eau de parfum was imagined by Fabrice Pellegrin in collaboration with diptyque. Although the two roses from the original composition are certainly present, here they are crafted into extracts and absolutes to produce a more intense bouquet. This is how Eau Rose eau de parfum asserts its personality, uncovering unexpected aspects of this flower. Thus, to our surprise we discover accents of artichoke, a fruity touch of litchi and the gentleness of chamomile, all handled here with a subtlety that’s entirely floral in tone. Eau Rose eau de parfum also includes firad rose – an ethical rose. Some, of course, will insist that a rose is a rose is a rose. Well, that is true, but what makes firad rose special is this: it is not a flower. Rather, it is an “upcycled” rose, and as such is well in line with the drive towards durability that diptyque prizes so dearly Normally, the distillation water used for the damascena rose is thrown away. Here, it is subjected to a second extraction, capturing its fresh accents of litchi. A complex, innovative procedure that gives its name to this “durable” rose. Here too, modernity is key.
Flowers to glorify a flower!
To give EAU ROSE the celebration it deserves, a PERFECT, FLAMBOYANT festive decoration was required – a bespoke setting to highlight its charming personality. So DIPTYQUE called in the noted renowned florist MAURICE HARRIS. An ARTIST in color and form who dares to deploy fantastical, explosive, combinations, shaping the bouquets he creates into unique floral compositions and genuine artistic installations. A total creator and a master of the dramatic setting, Maurice Harris has made the UNEXPECTED his signature.
And who better than an ARTIST to join forces with diptyque to express the MODERNITY OF THE ROSE, its EXTRAVAGANCE and its COMPLEXITY?
The proposal submitted by Maurice Harris is much like the man himself: exuberant, surprising, uninhibited. Giving free rein to his madcap imagination and his appetite for the spectacular, here he creates a bouquet that is like an unsettling portrait of the eau de Parfum, transforming the gentle, well-behaved rose into an irrational pop culture icon. The flower we discover is different from what we expect: once known for its delicacy and discretion, the rose turns out to be quite intoxicating, with a whimsical elegance. Graphic and opulent, this floral composition is a fantastical world in itself, coupling the rose with ingredients that bring out its hidden aspects: artichoke, adding a touch of green to the picture; the refreshing roundness of litchi; and delicate chamomile flowers. To spice up this bouquet of colors and decorative touches, Maurice Harris further adorns it with flamboyant bird-of-paradise flowers, ornamental delphiniums and slender Japanese buttercups – to name but a few.
A bouquet like a polychromatic portrait links Eau Rose to its era, free and bold. A botanical echo of the work of the perfumer, with the emphasis on the unexpected and on exceptional materials. Because with diptyque, as we know, creation is a frame of mind and a playground, a space filled with possibilities, always dedicated to reimagining and expanding the world of scents. This bouquet, dreamed up by Maurice Harris, is punctuated with illustrations in black and white, the signature of diptyque.
Significant details of this innovative bouquet were chosen to match each of the fragrances: the delicate green and pink to indicate the complex, acidulated lightness of Eau Rose eau de toilette, the dense, tinted opulence for eau rose eau de toilette. A limited edition, elegant and offbeat, and the perfect gift for anyone who loves the beautiful and the unexpected.
Breathe the ROSE…
Not forgetting of course candles, so loved and honored by diptyque. A luminous celebration of Eau Rose eau de toilette that also hails the arrival of the eau de parfum: four candles, also specially decorated, each one revealing – separately, in its own individual manner – a little-known olfactory aspect of the rose. The Roses candle is present, naturally, plus three new arrivals in our herbarium of scents: Camomille (Chamomile), Litchi and Artichaut (Artichoke). When used together, they recreate the perfume of the bouquet composed by Maurice Harris.
Fresh, intense notes of rose bushes in May, when the flowers are opening and the return of pleasant weather brings happiness and vitality..
A scent that envelops and soothes, like an infusion of honey, lightly aromatic and further enhanced by the fresh, powdery note of violet leaves.
An artichoke, certainly – but a floral one. Its rounded green tonalities are accompanied by a gentle, round iris accord that transports us to the very heart of any garden.
Fruity, tangy notes expressing the roundness and color of this fruit and evoking the unique, delicate, floral flavor of a fresh litchi – rosy-hued and ready to munch.
A new decorative accessory imagined by diptyque to give our glass vessels f or candles a new lease of life: an oval mirror for you to clip onto a glass vessel that has been converted into a vase. It joins the collection of second life objects, offering new uses for glass vessels and embellishing your living space. The oval mirror reflects bouquets to infinity, adding an extra touch of poetry and gentle luminosity to any interior.
So if it is true that we should “simply look at the flowers and breathe their fragrance”, there can be no doubt that the bespoke settings imagined by Maurice Harris for the entire Eau Rose collection will give this flower all the attributes needed to perfume, delight and illuminate for a long time to come!
Mirror, mirror on
Diptyque, A Whimsical tribute to the Rose Collection available at ERA, The Mall of Cyprus, Nicosia and ERA Apollon, Limassol!
EAU ROSE COLLECTION:
NEW EAU DE PARFUM EAU ROSE, 75ml
EAU DE TOILETTE EAU ROSE, 100ml
LIMITED EDITION COLLECTION:
CANDLE ROSES / LITCHI / CAMOMILLE, 190g