Saturday, March 31, 2012
Paris : Diptyque
There's an amazing Parisian store called "Diptyque" that sells luscious candles, perfumes and lovely smelly things. I've been angling for a bottle of "Jardin Clos" EDT since I first smelled it a few years ago, and thought that a trip to Paris seemed like the best excuse to buy some at last. You can buy all their stuff online, but I really wanted to go to the store and experience all the loveliness first-hand.
They have five locations in Paris, and I had planned to visit the Boulevard Saint Germain store. Now, that idea was all well and good, but by the time we'd walked and walked and walked, I really didn't want to walk that extra distance to Blvd St Germain, so we headed into the Galeries Lafayette department store and to the Diptyque mini-store inside.
The girls were really helpful and there was a great range of things on display. I looked and looked, but couldn't see the Jardin Clos EDT anywhere, so I asked if they had it in stock. Noooooooo, they don't make it anymore! Cue my face falling into an expression of glumness.
The boys suggested I try some different things and were very patient whilst I made them hold cardboard tester strips and I sprayed EDTs around. After a few trial squirts I fell in love with Ofresia, a beautiful blend of Freesia and green scents - so very fresh and gorgeous.
The staff popped in a few samples of other scents and a lovely pack of Diptyque postcards as I paid, and we headed back out into the sunshine, with me a very happy girl.