Have yourself a Diptyque little Christmas (a tea-break special)
Diptyque and Christmas go together like – well, Santa and his sleigh.
At the opening of their new Covent Garden boutique recently (it’s popping for at least a year!), we discovered that in the past they’ve partnered with that glorious British institution, Pollock’s Toy Theatres.
Which is clearly the inspiration for this seasonal little movie (below) of A Night at Diptyque, in which a toy theatre comes to life – and Diptyque’s three seasonal candles flicker into life. (They’re Le Roi Sapin, or the ‘festive fir tree’, Épices et Délices – delicious spices – and ‘sparkling incense’, Un Encens Étoilé.
It’s utterly charming, makes us feel Christmassy – and goes down very well with a cup of tea and a mince pie, we’re finding. (It also makes us want to light a scented candle. Which is probably the point.)