One of the most luxurious advent calendars available this Yuletide, this treasure trove is a must for Diptyque lovers. Or for anyone who loves scented candles as much as I do! Each year, the coveted holiday offerings from Diptyque are amazing, and this advent calendar does not disappoint. For 2018, Diptyque evokes the wonder of childhood through folkloric tales brought to life by Parisian illustrator Pierre Marie, known for combining ornamentation with storytelling and for designing Hermes’ iconic scarves for over a decade.
For “Legend du Nord”, their theme for 2018 across the entire holiday collection, the artist worked closely with writer Ahmed Terbaoui to create a winter tale that would form the basis of the designs, a captivating story that could be shared with friends, family and children. The monochrome print highlighted by gold is stylish and decadent, and so beautiful that I am planning to re-purpose the giftbox post Christmas.
Within its gold embossed petite drawers, the distinct “Diptyque” aroma surrounds you before even taking a peek inside. Once December rolls around (in less than two weeks!!), you will make each day a celebration with 25 petits plaisirs, including 15 different 35g candles, seven 10ml fragrances, two 15ml body products and one 70g candle. This is a wonderful purchase if you want to try out a range of classic scents from Diptyque as it is designed to be a complete discovery of the brand.
AUD $610 / £320 / USD $425
Available at these retailers: AU / US, EU, GB
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All the details:
Feu de bois, Ambre, Pomander, Benjoin, Oud, 34, Vanille, Noisetier, Roses, Tubéreuse, Baies, Mimosa, Iris, Le Redouté, Patchouli
10ml eau de toilette:
Do Son, Philosykos, 34, Tam Dao, L’Ombre dans l’eau, Vetyverio, Eau des Sens
Rich cream 15ml; Do Son Shower Oil
Sapinde Lumière; “Evoking the snow-covered forests where the deer spirit roams free in the legend: the flamboyant scent of fir trees, warmed by the delicate, neighboring cedars.” This limited edition candle is the hero piece for me; it perfectly reflects the festive season, both in its appearance and its scent.