Scents and Sensibility
by Mallory Passuite, 10/08/2013
242 Mott St., NoLIta, 646-861-2961
Diptyque is a French company that was started in the '60s and is widely known today for its elegant candles and perfumes. Chandler Burr calls the brand "one of the single most beautiful niche collections in the world" and suggests trying Eau de Lierre (described as the scent of "the quest for freedom and unfettered verdant expression so typical of English gardens") and L'Eau de Tarocco (which, according to Diptyque, smells like the Mediterranean in winter and fresh-picked fruit). In addition to the new Mott Street address, there are two more Diptyque locations in NYC: one in the West Village (377 Bleecker St.) and another on the Upper East Side (971 Madison Ave.).