Diptyque has been scenting the air for festivals held at Villa Noailles in Hyeres, France, for over a decade.
To mark the Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories Festival, the Design Parade Festival in Hyeres, the Toulon Interior Design Festival as well as the permanent exhibition devoted to the mansion's founders, Viscount and Viscountess Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, the perfumer came up with limited-edition candles scented with fragrances associated with the villa: lilac and rosemary (HK$650 each).
Echoing the blooming lilacs in a spring garden, the former has a floral composition with subtly spiced notes of heliotrope accentuated with muted vanilla and musk. The second candle conjures up the fresh green scent of rosemary. It leaves a trail of basil and eucalyptus leaves infused with woody resin, creating an aromatic herbaceous ambience.
Diptyque has also come up with another limited-edition summer candle (from HK$550). With a heart of lemongrass and green, floral touches, this candle is the ideal accompaniment to summer evenings spent al fresco after night has fallen.
It also serves a dual purpose: its base essential oils of lemongrass, geranium and lemon eucalyptus are all known for their ability to repel mosquitoes.