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Kristin Booker • April 18, 2011

Obsession Of The Day: The Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Collection

Anyone who has ever met me knows that I have an almost unnatural obsession with home fragrance. Oprah Winfrey is fond of saying that your home should rise up to meet you. I’ll take that one further: I want my home to rise up to meet me, give me a big hug and smell amazing with its embrace. It’s like getting a hug from a great-smelling person: you want to stay there forever.

A staple in my apartment is Diptyque Paris. These amazing candles are long-burning, beautifully-scented slices of magic. You only need one candle to scent an entire room and the beautiful scents will linger for days. They’re not super heavy and – well, quite frankly they’re home fragrance perfection.

I recently attended the launch of their newest fragrance collection, the 34 Boulevard Saint Germain collection. Named after the location of the original Diptyque store in Paris, the company hired a “scent catcher” to create the fragrance of the store. You can imagine the complexity of the task, having to factor in the aged wood and years of layered scents inside the store. The scent catcher did an impeccable job and Diptyque has created a multi-layered fragrance that starts with the wood floor and ends with a light, airy note that’s perfect for spring. It is sheer perfection and you need it for every room of your house.

Best of all, you can enjoy the fragrance in multiple ways. There’s a hanging scented oval for your room (or your closet, in my case), room spray, eau de toilette, scented soap and – of course- an amazing candle. I cannot say enough about this genius scent. It is lovely, amazing and you need it in your lifestyle.

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain collection, available via the Diptyque Paris website and fine boutiques nationwide.

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