Le Grand Tour PopUp Celebrating 60 Years of Diptque Paris
One of my favorite perfumier is Diptyque Paris. I am allergic to so many fragrances and brands, but I am glad Diptyque Paris is not one of them. I have the electric diffuser at home and pump out the scent Baies, it feels luxurious. I also have multiple candles in that scent. I have several fragrances I like to wear but my go to is L’ombre. When I heard that Diptyque was going to have a pop-up in NYC to celebrate their 60th Anniversary and an homage to its five destinations that inspired the Maison, I knew I had to go.
I went to the Meatpacking District, and I remember when it was just up and coming, now it’s full blown ultra-cool. There are more luxury retailers, restaurants, and residential buildings than ever. I walked down the block towards the store, and it had the original signage of the restaurant that was housed there years ago. It was that old school New York, green awning and silver doors, R & L Restaurant.
You walk in and the smell was beautiful and not overpowering. There were plinths on the left with books, art pieces and candles. They had cut out circles so you could smell the fragrances. The first stop was Paris, in addition to the plinths they had cut out paper tubes. It was a landscape of ink and paper created by a forest of large scrolls of varying sizes, all showing drawings of views of the capital city taken from the archives of the Maison. Tempting you to take a stroll, these large, illustrated sheets of paper are perfumed with the scent of the Paris candle.
As you continue to walk towards the back, they created a room that looked like a laguna. We are now headed to Venice. They had mirrored wall and green botanical garden. The scent was being pumped out and you could also take the perfume bottle and smell or spray it. When I left the room, I headed upstairs to the rest of the exhibit. The staircase had quotes as you went up telling the story of Diptyque. Next stop, Byblos. It was a small shelter made of woven rope, in the center was large pot made of hammered copper and filled with coffee, atop was the Byblos candle.
Next to it was Kyoto, the space was white panels with flowers inside pockets. Then beautiful flower display with the burgundy perfume bottle of Kyoto displayed. As I leave the Kyoto space, I walk out to Milies, a Greek stopover. They had colored earthenware displayed on steles. The colors were blue, white, and brown. You can smell the light scent of fig.
The popup was small however the display and fragrance stood out. I headed back downstairs to check out the retail section where they had their limited collection décor. They had beautiful black and white plates, glasses, mugs, and candle holders. You can purchase the limited collection in the store until October 10, 2021. In addition to the limited collection there are other perks you can sign up for below:
Saturday, October 2nd & Sunday, October 3rd ALL DAY Receive a customized embossed luggage tag.
Saturday, October 9th & Sunday, October 10th (11am-5pm) Enjoy a complimentary customized diptyque latte inspired by Le Grand Tour.
If you aren’t in NYC but want to see this beautiful pop-up, you can sign up for a virtual tour. If you want to discover the world of Diptyque Paris and their fragrance this a quick go to and you won’t be disappointed.