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Vegetables in my perfume!

Des légumes dans mon parfum !

The integration of vegetable notes in perfumes is a micro-trend that is showing its face. But it has a definite future! Diptyque is one of the few perfume houses to claim this.

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According to Symrise, “if beet, pea or pumpkin have already appeared in some creations, science now allows us to obtain essences as close to nature as possible. Our Garden Lab collection, developed from by-products of the food industry, has produced essences of artichoke, asparagus, leek, cauliflower and even onion. These new highly concentrated essences are a source of boldness and creativity.”

For now, it seems that only Diptyque is talking about the presence of vegetables in its latest limited edition fragrances: beet accord for Kyoto (100 ml eau de toilette + Furoshiki, €150), and green bell pepper and tomato accord for Venice (three nomadic eaux de toilette, 3 X 7.5 ml, €75, accompanied by a cotton pouch illustrated with a historical motif of the House). These creations are part of the Le Grand Tour collection that the brand is offering for its 60th anniversary, which revisits five major destinations that have inspired the House. For Japan, the focus is on ikebana, the age-old floral art (of which Kyoto is the cradle) that values the vase, stems, leaves and branches, as well as the flower itself.

Perfumer Alexandra Carlin of Symrise imagined a spicy, very fresh and peppery rose, …

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