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Diptyque Candles | by Stewf
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Diptyque Candles

While waiting for a table at Rick & Ann's we wandered into the debutante Ellington & French.


I admired the lovely handlettering on these candle labels and took this shot. Then a 6-and-a-half-foot sourpuss immediately scolded me for photographing in their precious establishment. I have no issue abiding by your draconian rules, sir, but there are kinder ways to inform.


I won't be shopping in this cruel parfumery again, and neither should you. Unless you like being yelled at and smelling like the inside of a flower's butt.


In more pleasant news, Here's Diptyque:

Diptyque was founded in 1961 by three friends who had been trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and in house decoration, Desmond Knox-Leet, Christiane Gautrot and Yves Coueslant. They first produced their own printed fabrics and then began importing to Paris the most renowned English perfumes. In 1963 Diptyque started producing a series of scented candles which soon gained world-wide fame. In 1968 Diptyque produced its first toilet water, l'EAU, based on a XVIth century pot pourri and clove pomander recipe. This was to be followed by other creations, which came as toilet water or soap as well as a rare and sophisticated toilet vinegar. Boxes in a sober design with elegant lettering and stylish drawings at the unmistakable hallmark of Diptyque products.

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Taken on September 24, 2006