Box by West Elm
Diptyque has a beautiful selection of new items for fall. I stopped by the boutique earlier this week and left with several items. The first I want to share with you is a new fragrance addition to their Collection 34 line inspired by the address of Diptyque's first boutique. This fall they've introduced a beautiful soft mimosa scent called Essences Insensées which comes in a Solid Perfume ($60 for 3.6 g/0.13 oz) and a new special-edition bottle in the Eau de Parfum ($175 for 100 ml).
Both versions at the beautiful Diptyque store at South Coast Plaza:
I purchased the Solid Perfume option. I have a couple other of the Solid Perfumes in Eau Duelle and L'Ombre dans l'Eau. Both have lasted me quite a long time and I love the design of the compacts. They are easy to carry with you in a small clutch or makeup bag and perfect for touch ups. Also you don't have to worry about any glass breaking.
Clutch by Whistles
The Essences Insensées is a lovely light weight floral. It has mimosa mixed with May rose and heliotrope. I've always been a huge fan of mimosa-scented candles but when it comes to fragrance you wear, I've had a difficult time finding one I could wear. Most mimosa scents are very lightweight and lovely but have a powdery touch making them smell like play do once spritzed on the skin (at least to me). What I love about the Essences Insensées is that it's clearly mimosa but it has other scents mixed in so it doesn't smell powdery. The solid version smells almost exactly like the spray. The spray is stronger with a slightly more complex feel. As it dries down the fragrance reveals different layers of scent which I find both soothing and uplifting at the same time.
The new 34 Essences Insensées has the same size and design of the other solid perfumes but comes in a lovely drawstring pouch and gold metallic case.
Fits into the palm of your hand:
And slips easily into a clutch, shown below:
Clutch by Whistles, Edward Bess Black Sea Cream Wave Lip Tints, L'Occitane Mini Hand Cream, NARS Belize Lipgloss, Chanel card case, Celine cuff and Louis Vuitton Key Ring
When I first smelled a sample of Jo Malone's new Wood Sage and Sea Salt, I was convinced that would be my next fragrance purchase. I'm glad I waited to see the Diptyque releases in person because I prefer the Essences Insensées by far.
I compared the Essences Insensées to the Diptyque Mimosa candle. The fragrance is less powdery and more wearable. If you want a wearable version of the candle, the Essences Insensées is it.
Bottom line feminine and gorgeous. I've been wearing this almost all week long. It wears nicely by itself, but as with most Diptyque fragrances, it's on the softer side and lasting power is medium. I find it layers nicely with the L'Ombre dans l'Eau.
I purchased mine from the Diptyque store. You can also find it now at Space NK, Neiman Marcus (has a gift with purchase while the beauty event is going on), Beautyhabit (also has a special gift offer with purchase, check their Gift With Purchase page) and Diptyqueparis.com.