Diptyque - Oriental Spruce (Sapin Doré) Mini Candle - 70 g
Every year, diptyque brightens up Christmas with the introduction of its holiday collection. This winter, diptyque invites you to suspend time and go on a fragrant journey to the heart of the Orient and the Tales of the Arabian nights.
The heritage of the weave
Long before its iconic candles and scents came into being, the diptyque store at 34 Boulevard Saint Germain resembled a curiosity shop. A visionary space created by Christiane Gautrot, Desmond Knox-Leet and Yves Coueslant, three friends from art school. Passionate about interior design, the trio designed, produced and sold furnishing fabrics in elegant prints during the early ‘60s. A taste for graphic design led them to travel in search of unique objects such as the sublime Kilim rugs. Hand-embroidered by nomadic artisans, Kilims are immediately recognizable by their geometric variations. A maze of perfectly organised triangles and diamonds, with slight irregularities that make them extremely valuable. The minute artwork appealed strongly to the three designers, who adored its craftsmanship.
Inspired by this legendary collection of Kilim rugs, diptyque has devised three unique designs for Winter 2012. A variation of gold, emerald and peridot, a ruby print with a gold veneer, and a range of blues inspired by a night under the stars.
Three graphic prints interweave triangles and diamonds in the style of an Oriental rug, but the magic really comes to life when you light the candles inside the decorated glass. The flame begins to dance and reflect each coloured nuance, while the scented smoke rings tell us their stories of far-off lands…