After having been bought out by the London-based private equity firm Manzanita Funds, Diptyque founded in 1961, is starting to feel the pain. Five eaux de toilette have already been discontinued, L'Autre, Eau d'Elide, Opôné, L'Eau Trois and Virgilio; 22 candles are getting the axe. Here is the official death list, furnished by the Diptyque counter of a major Parisian department store:
Amande, Aster, Basilic, Bois Ciré, Cèdre, Coing, Cuir, Genet, Giroflée, Héliotrope, Iris, Jacinthe, Laurier, Lierre, Miel, Narcisse, Œillet, Pois de senteur, Réséda, Seringa, Safran, Tilleul.
If you’re hooked, stock up.
Image: Tendril of a snuffed out candle, by Hedonaut on Flickr.
I am a writer and translator based in Paris, as well as the perfume editor for Citizen K. My book The Perfume Lover, A Personal History of Scent is published by Harper Collins (UK), St. Martin's Press (USA) and Penguin (Canada). The perfume linked to the book,Séville à l'aube, was composed by Bertrand Duchaufour for L'Artisan Parfumeur.