Diptyque opens its first ever boutique in Singapore

Diptyque opens its first ever boutique in Singapore

Wax museum

Text: Renée Batchelor

If you're a fan of the luxurious candles and refined scents of French fragrance house Diptyque, you'll be glad to know the brand has finally opened a boutique in Singapore

We love Baies — the signature berry scent from Diptyque — especially in its candle form. But there is so much more to the brand than this one, star product. From jumbo candles to car diffusers to elegant fragrances, the brand has expanded its product line to include offerings for an holistic, scented lifestyle. As candle lovers, you'll be glad to know that hard-to-find accessories like wick trimmers and candle snuffers are also available. Too bourgeois? We say, why not? 

The new 423 square foot boutique in Ngee Ann City is a brilliant amalgamation of Parisian chic and garden city greens, with a green and gold theme, as well as leafy plants taking up pride of place. We especially loved the alcove at the back with velvet armchairs straight out of a first arrondissement apartment. There's generous use of wood, brass as well as an Indian marble, named 'forest green' because it resembles the colour of foliage while its veins recall the shape of roots. It was used to create a discovery counter as well as a mural on which the brand's Collection 34 is presented. You'll also find a selection of items exclusive only to the boutique such as the handcrafted glass candle holders that make brilliant decorative objects.

Collection 34

Other highlights include special ceramic bell jars that allow you to experience the drydowns of each of the scents so that you have an accurate idea of how the fragrance might evolve over time. A gift wrapping service — with beautiful, colourful paper — is also available at the counter. Given that so many of the items in this store, from scented ovals to the hourglass diffusers (if you're feeling especially generous), make such tasteful presents, popping in the store is bound to supply you with endless gifting options for your well-heeled friends and family.

Diptyque gift wrapping at boutique

At #B1-33A Takashimaya Shopping Centre