Browsing department stores can be a bit on the depressing side, especially when there are no worthwhile new fragrances to sniff and all you can see for miles are celebuscents. But I had a happy surprise last week when I scooted through my Neiman Marcus. On the way out the door to the parking garage, I thought I’d swing over to the home fragrance corner to see if anything was new. Well, yes and no. Nothing new as far as home lines per se, but lo and behold, what should I see but shelves and shelves of Diptyque!
My store carried it ages ago (before I was a full-blown perfumista) but it dwindled down to nothing and hasn’t been seen there for several years. It might have been carried online, but that’s not the same in my book. I want to see, feel, hold, and of course, smell.
So hooray, Neiman Marcus! In my city there’s only one or two little doors that carry Diptyque and they’re in out-of-the-way locations, and a bit quirky, with odd, often changeable hours that are tough to get a handle on. So a spontaneous visit there is just as likely to result in disappointment as not.
No need to travel to New York, San Francisco and the like to get my Diptyque fix. Now I can go in and do a fully sprayed wrist-to-wrist comparison of Volutes EDT and EDP, Do Son EDT and EDP and Eau Duelle EDT and EDP. And whatever else strikes my fancy. Alas, I was in a hurry that day and already had wall-to-wall scents on myself or I’d have had a ball spritzing right then and there.
Also, they had those Diptyque hourglass-looking diffuser thingies, too, which were nice to see, and of course, the lovely candles. So I’ll definitely be spending more time in NM on my next visit.
What about you – what are your favorite fragrances, candles, etc., in the Diptyque stable? Or have you had any pleasant retail surprises lately?