Perfume your life with this luxurious Diptyque bodycare range

Perfume your life with this luxurious Diptyque bodycare range

A grand gesture

Text: Renée Batchelor

Diptyque expands its repertoire with its Fragrance Gestures collection — scented shower and body essentials that offer a subtle take on a perfumed life

Picture your ultimate, mini indulgence. Perhaps it's a bottle of Malbec, a pedicure or an omakase dinner with a friend. Did you think of luxuriously scented bodycare? Although it's unlikely you did, soaps, shower gels, oils and body balms are actually the perfect way to unwind after a hard day at work and the best tool to elevate a mundane, shower experience. And as far as splurges go, this one is also relatively affordable. If you love Diptyque's candles, you have to give their bodycare a try. The new Fragrance Gestures collection is actually inspired by ye olden days when oils were used to wash and scent the hair and skin and the Middle Ages, where scented pastes were formed into shapes like birds and oranges to create soap-like objects. The scented concoctions in these rituals eventually transformed into the modern day shower accessories we know like soaps and oils.L'Ombre Dans L'Eau

Expanding its vocabulary of scents, so to speak, Diptyque is combining the intensity of its scents with unexpected textures. Popular fragrances like L'Ombre dans l'Eau, Do Son, Philosykos and Eau Rose now come in new textures like balms, gels, oils and foams, while still boasting a scent trail that can last for a few hours. Highlights include the Body Mist, which is a must-have in the tropical weather. Sprayed on the body like a perfume, this dries to a soft, powdery finish that isn't sticky — perfect for those who hate the heaviness of many fragrances. And if you really want to hydrate and pamper your skin, you'll have to indulge in the Shower Oil. This transforms into a foamy, satin soft lotion in the shower, leaving a luxurious veil on the skin and an indelible silage.

From $40 to $120. At Escentials