When a brand as synonymous with niche fragrance as Diptyque decides to create a scent celebrating the city of Paris, the possibilities are almost overwhelming. What kind of scent could possibly capture the entirety of the rich, multi-textured relationship between The City of Lights and the house of Diptyque? But of course, there actually is a perfect answer- the chypre, iconic amongst perfume styles, a legendary accord with a thousand facets. But with the classic chypre so instantly identifiable- bergamot, rose, jasmine, patchouli, oakmoss- it’s incumbent on any re-interpretation to bring something new and unique to the proceedings. Thus, Eau Capitale is a chypre both respectful of tradition, and yet uniquely and romantically modern- a dynamic new study of balance and contrast featuring a fresh yet timeless take on the beloved style. It still boats a lively citrus opening, but with a twist- an especially green “vert de bergamote” of pronounced energy, paired with a burst of pink peppercorn, unique to the chypre style, which gives a cool, sparkling opening of notable modernity. The heart has a classic rose presence, but utilizing three distinctive expressions of Damascene rose: an essence, an absolute, and a concentrate, for a truly multifaceted and complex floral experience. And finally, in place of the traditional oakmoss base, a patchouli “coeur, ” a fractional extract with a brighter character than traditional patchouli, which closes us on an invigorating and modern high. Bright, fresh, romantic, and nuanced, Eau Capitale is a dynamic new chypre that proves that there’s still ample life left in the classics- a fitting tribute to Paris if ever there was one.
All samples are produced to order. We typically specify two working days for production and dispatch of orders. This is intended as a guide and production can slip during busy times of the year. If your order is time sensitive, please contact us for an accurate production and dispatch time frame. Occasionally we may not have sufficient volume from a single bottle to complete your order. To avoid mixing bottles, we will wait until we have sufficient stock to produce all of your order from a single bottle. Again, you will be notified by email if this is the case and a full refund will be made if this create an unacceptable delay for you.