If Larchmont Blvd. smells a bit nicer these days, it’s probably because you’re walking somewhere in the vicinity of Diptyque Paris, the famed French perfumer, which opened its doors in January at 202 N. Larchmont Blvd.
“The reason we picked the Boulevard is because of the friendly shopping area located in a historically significant neighborhood,” says Isabel Mayfield, manager of the Larchmont location. “It’s a lovely community that will understand the heritage and the traditions that Diptyque represents.”
Founded in Paris in 1961 by an interior designer, a painter and a theatre director/set designer, the three friends turned their unique little shop into a go-to place for plain and print soft furnishings, and eventually branched out into the world of perfumes and candles.
Today, when you walk into a Diptyque store, you will immediately be struck by the scents of their famous candles and lotions displayed in a room full of 50’s-inspired furniture, wallpaper designed by one of the store’s founders, and knickknacks from flea markets around the world.
Candles range in price from $28 to $278. Each comes wrapped in tissue paper whose colors are determined by the ingredients.