French perfume brand Diptyque has introduced a new fragrance, L’Eau Papier. Created in collaboration with perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin and artist Alix Valin, it pays homage to creativity and paper as the primary medium for expressing creativity.
“Everything starts from scratch. A white sheet and a black brushstroke that encourages a creative gesture that unites nose and hand. Sight, smell and the capacity for expression are united in a unique process of olfactory creativity; a truly synesthetic experience,” Hypebeast cites the description of the novelty.
L’Eau Papier contains notes of musk, mimosa flowers and sesame. With their help, perfumers have achieved a scent reminiscent of paper and ink.
“Creating a fragrance for Diptyque is like writing a book. You need to have a story, an introduction, a structure of the main materials that resonate with each other to form a narrative. For L’Eau Papier, I started with an initial ingredient: grains, specifically sesame, in the form of an extract of roasted sesame seeds. This is the element of surprise in the fragrance: I chose it to evoke a new smell of ink and give the fragrance a delicate touch,” said Pellegrin.
Diptyque previously introduced the Fleur de Cerisier (French for cherry blossom) candle. Celebrate the arrival of spring and the cherry blossom season in Japan. The novelty is released in a limited edition.