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.
Vetiver's powerful woodiness gives it the immediate appeal of uncompromising virility. In Vetyverio, it does not become totally feminine, but rather goes beyond gender. Like inlaid wood, vetiver reveals unexpected facets: sometimes fresh, other times smoky or even subtly floral. There are a kaleidoscope of olfactory nuances in this single raw material, magnified here in an unusual interpretation.
In the eau de parfum, vetiver from Haiti takes centre stage. Used in an overdose, it reveals itself in a pure state, without artifice, drawing its elegant, smoky nature from this volcanic rock with a fiery temperament.
Did you know? The essence of vetiver from Haiti used in the Vetyverio eau de parfum has ESR certification (fairly traded, sustainable and responsible). It is sourced from the villages of Massey, Faucault and Bazelais, Haiti.
Notes: Woody Raw materials: Patchouli, Vetiver from Haiti, Grapefruit Olfactory: Rose
Spritz onto pulse points.