The diptyque story began in Paris at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain with, at its heart, three friends driven by the same creative passion. Christiane Gautrot was an interior designer, Desmond Knox-Leet, a painter, and Yves Coueslant, a theater director and set designer. The first two collaborated designing fabrics and wallpaper for Liberty and Sanderson. They were joined by the third in 1961 and opened a shop to display their designs. Yves became the administrator and consultant; Desmond and Christiane were the artistic soul. Bit by bit, with finely honed taste, the trio transformed the site into a one-of-a-kind setting, a kind of stylish bazaar where one found surprising articles unmatched in Paris, mined and conveyed home by the trio over the course of their travels.
An engaging resinous scent! A warm and elegant procession of the woods vetiver and patchouli, enhanc..
A rustle of petals and the foliage of dark berry shrubs gathered in an English garden. The freshne..
The classic Baies scent presented in a handmade black porcelain vessel crowned with three wicks.The ..
The scent of the sun on a cypress tree in Greece, near six o’clock in the evening, when the sun’s ra..
This sophisticated blend of rare woods recalls the crackling of an open fire. Warm and familiar duri..
A celebration of feminine sensuality, it illustrates the opulent white flowers in a twilight room in..
Sensual and voluptuous, it pays homage to the legendary flower, reproducing the captivating atmosphe..
Enigmatic and beguiling, this heady flower deploys its captivating sensuality at dusk. Advocating lu..
A fragile burst of fragrance that was inspired by the scent of lemon, when you rub the leaf. The des..
Water transforms this dense and silky balm with contact into a beautiful washing foam that delicat..
A bright scent of Orange Blossoms, like a morning breeze on the bay of Alexandria awakened by the le..
Corinth is the inspiration for this silky hand lotion made from the everlasting "golden flower" with..