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In 1961, three friends, Desmond Knox-Leet a painter, Yves Coueslant a set designer, and Christiane Gautrot, an assistant at an architecture firm founded Diptyque, a company that produced printed fabrics. Over time they expanded the business adding a line of scented candles in 1963 and fragrances in 1968.

Their first store was located at 34 Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris. In 2011. the fragrance 34 boulevard saint germain was launched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the niche line.

Built around a floral chypre, it opens with fruity, tangy cassis, a fresh green note and zesty citrus. Warm pink pepper, herbaceous/anise tinged cardamom, and spicy cinnamon and clove round out the top notes and prevent it from being too fruity or sweet and lead the way to a floral chypre heart of gorgeous rose, earthy geranium, rich tuberose, soft rooty iris and gentle violet - a bouquet of flowers to celebrate an anniversary! The base smells of patchouli and anchors the floral notes and gives the perfume depth while balsam and eucalyptus give it a cool evergreen lift.

Totally FBW, this is not a heavy scent, but sophisticated and confident. I’ll wear it anytime of year, day or evening, and think of Paris each time I do.
Notes: cassis, green leaves, citrus, pink pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, rose, geranium, tuberose, iris, violet, woods, resins, balsam and eucalyptus.
Type: EDT  
Parfumeur: Olivier Pescheux

Price: $5.00