CHECK OUT – DIP­TYQUE BOU­TIQUE SIN­GA­PORE

THE 57-YEAROLD FRENCH PER­FUMER OPENS ITS FIRST STORE IN SIN­GA­PORE’S GAR­DEN CITY.

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS - text EL­IZA HAMIZAH pho­tos DIP­TYQUE

The 57-year-old French per­fumer opens its first store in the gar­den city.

The ever-busy crowd at Takashimaya melts away when you en­ter the Dip­tyque bou­tique, whose warm wood tones and pow­dery scents cre­ate an invit­ing am­bi­ence. The 423sqf space is also an ode to the brand’s big­gest muse: na­ture. Slabs of In­dian For­est Green mar­ble clad the walls and counter, while lush fo­liage wraps a brass per­gola, fram­ing a two-seat al­cove where tete-a-tetes over notes and noses are to be had.

Na­ture is in all of Dip­tyque’s scents, from the dark berry and rose com­bi­na­tion in L’Om­bre dans l’Eau to the fig tree of Philosykos. This idea came about when the found­ing trio – in­te­rior de­signer Chris­tiane Gautrot, painter Des­mond Knox-Leet, and theatre di­rec­tor and set de­signer Yves Coues­lant – de­cided to trans­late their love for dis­cov­ery, travel and eclec­tic ob­jects into scents. To­day, the brand has branched out from per­fumes and can­dles to scented ob­jects and skin­care prod­ucts, all of which – in this bou­tique – sit along­side cu­rios like clay jars and agate stands.

The open­ing co­in­cides with the 50th an­niver­sary of Dip­tyque’s first eau de toi­lette, named L’Eau (wa­ter in French), and the launch of two in­vig­o­rat­ing scents. Fleur de Peau is a flo­ral scent made up of

musk, iris and pink pep­per­corn, while Tempo is a woody fra­grance with hints of patchouli and clary sage. And ex­clu­sive to the Sin­ga­pore store are three scented can­dles: the spicy Cin­na­mon and Tea, as well as flo­ral Hawthorn, which you won’t find at re­tail­ers such as Es­cen­tials and Tangs.

Don’t leave the store emptyhanded: We have our eye on el­e­gant hand­crafted glass globes, as well as the large, five-wick 34 Boule­vard Saint Ger­main can­dle to scent the home. If you’re buy­ing a gift, you can have it wrapped at the counter, too.

DIP­TYQUE IS LO­CATED AT #B1-33A TAKASHIMAYA, NGEE ANN CITY, SIN­GA­PORE

BE­LOW

With a giftwrap­ping sta­tion and help­ful brand rep­re­sen­ta­tives, you’ll be able to gift your friends a good scent any time.

LEFT Sin­ga­pore’s la­bel as a green city helped to in­spire the look of the store. OP­PO­SITE TOP The ceil­ing bor­der fea­tures Dip­tyque’s char­ac­ter­is­tic oval de­sign. OP­PO­SITE BOT­TOM The found­ing trio ini­tially set out to de­sign fab­rics, ex­plain­ing the brand’s sharp eye for prints, such as on this mar­blelook can­dle­holder.

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