L’Ombre dans l’Eau is a romantic painting telling the story of daydreams, a calm river, a summer slumber under a weeping willow... It all began when a friend of the founders noticed the combined scent of roses and blackcurrant berries on her hands. The scent was so surprising that the creators wanted to capture all of its dimensions: the herbaceousness of the blackcurrant leaves, the fruity acidulated accents of their buds and the floral intensity of the rose. It is a nature-filled moment to savour.
Once you apply this balm to your skin, you immediately realise where the magic of its sensory pleasures come from. It has a velvety density, enveloping the body with softness provided by nourishing mango butter and candellila wax and, at the same time, revealing another totally unexpected sensation: an astonishing shiver of coolness on the skin. Keep your balm in a cool place to enjoy this surprising sensation each time you apply it.
Apply generously all over the body, as often as necessary, morning and evening, in all seasons.
The diptyque story began in Paris at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain with, at its heart, three friends driven by the same creative passion. Christiane Gautrot was an interior designer, Desmond Knox-Leet, a painter, and Yves Coueslant, a theater director and set designer. The first two collaborated designing fabrics and wallpaper for Liberty and Sanderson. They were joined by the third in 1961 and opened a shop to display their designs. Yves became the administrator and consultant; Desmond and Christiane were the artistic soul. Bit by bit, with finely honed taste, the trio transformed the site into a one-of-a-kind setting, a kind of stylish bazaar where one found surprising articles unmatched in Paris, mined and conveyed home by the trio over the course of their travels.