I wore a black arm band and big dark sun glasses for a month after Diptyque, the posh, Parisian candle boutique, shuttered their Newbury Street store. I'm aware that I can purchase the candles at a few high end department stores in Boston, and online, but I miss the way that the clerks would careful wrap my purchases in signature color tissue paper, then festoon the box with a lovely bow. Sigh. How I miss 2006.
Enough with my sad stories. This post is about is Diptyque's new fragrance 34 boulevard Saint Germain, a candle that celebrates the company's 50th anniversary. Diptyque perfumer Olivier Pescheux describes the scent as "fresh, green, and spicy." I'm not exactly sure what that means, but it has to be better than the smell of my condo after a long winter with closed windows. It's a unisex scent. You can pick up 34 boulevard Saint Germain as a candle, soap, or spray. The candle is $80.