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Diptyque Limited Edition Insolite Candle

Look Who's Back: Diptyque Limited Edition Insolite Candle

The extraordinary candle, made in collaboration with Liberty London, makes its triumphant return to the beauty hall. Here’s the story behind the partnership…
By: Team Liberty

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Look Who’s Back: Diptyque Limited Edition Insolite Candle

Look Who’s Back: Diptyque Limited Edition Insolite Candle

The extraordinary candle, made in collaboration with Liberty, makes its triumphant return to the Beauty Hall. Here’s the story behind the partnership…

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By: Team Liberty

The very best scented candles transport you to other times, places and moods. They move you, make you feel comforted and calm, and bring balance to the overall atmosphere of the room. But they’re also beautiful objects of design in their own right. And that becomes abundantly clear the moment you peel back the box, strike a match and light the wick of Diptyque’s Limited Edition Insolite Candle, £62.

A scented candle collaboration between Diptyque Paris and Liberty, the creative partnership is first revealed in the packaging print, which intertwines Liberty’s iconic Strawberry Thief pattern with Diptyque’s Pretorial oval motif.

But what’s inside the box – or more specifically, the wax – feels just as considered. The fragrance blends warm and cold spices, with delicate leaves and petals and invigorating zests. The top notes (the layer to first hit your nostrils) combine citrus scents of orange and lime, while the heart of the blend features ginger, clove and flowers, softly harmonised with woody cypress and thyme.

This was a design partnership just waiting to happen, Liberty’s own story has more in common with Diptyque’s than you might think. With beginnings as the rive-gauche’s answer to Liberty, the brand's boutique at 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain was one dedicated to printed textiles and eclectic objects, bringing a piece of the world to 1960s Paris.

The iconic fragrance house found its niche in candles – yet never left its past behind, and our histories became entwined with the creation of Insolite. Dressed in William Morris’ unmistakable Strawberry Thief, the limited edition collaborative candle drove our connection even deeper.

A kindred spirit from another era, William Morris’ legacy has long been core to Diptyque. The Arts & Crafts movement praises the beauty of an object by the pleasure experienced in producing it. Just as William Morris, Diptyque gives priority to craftsmanship, creating fragrances with a distinctive signature, worked with very beautiful raw materials, whose production is confined to artisanal savoir-faire.

It is clear that the creation of Insolite, a collaboration fuelled by parallel beginnings and admiration for Morris' work, resonated beyond the end result.

Diptyque Limited Edition Insolite Candle 190g costs £62 as is available in store and online.

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