Diptyque Opens First LA Boutique

Courtesy of Diptyque
Courtesy of Diptyque

Hot on the heels of opening its first Southern California boutique at South Coast Plaza, French brand diptyque has now opened its first store in Los Angeles.

The Parisian company, which produces a range of candles and fragrances, opted for Larchmont Village for its LA debut.

The new diptyque address is decorated with 50’s inspired furniture, black metal cabochon engraved logo book shelves, bespoke objects and eclectic curiosities gathered from flea markets around the world.

The brand was founded over 50 years ago by three artistic friends — interior decorator Christiane Gautrot, painter Desmond Knox-Leetstory and theatre administrator and set designer Yves Coueslant. The three first designed fabrics and wallpaper for Liberty and Sanderson before opening the first diptyque boutique in 1961 to showcase their fabric designs.  They gradually transformed the store into a chic bazaar offering a variety of unexpected items, unique to Paris, which they brought back from their travels.

In 1963, they introduced the first diptyque scented candles – Aubépine, Cannelle and Thé – and a few years later, they launched their first eau de toilette, L’Eau, in 1968.  Today, the brand’s product portfolio includes home and personal fragrances along with a body care line.

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