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.
- Ylang-Ylang Flowers and Leaves, Pink Peppercorn, Ginger, Vetiver -
Eau Moheli is an exotic and wild perfume. Ylang-ylang at its most intimate, just as it is found on Moheli island, nestling in its green foliage, accompanied by fresh, peppery spices with woody and balmy notes that are warmed by the sun.