Hubert Burda Media

The Scented Man

The modern man knows it’s just smart thinking to have a special toiletry drawer for unexpected overnight guests.

We’re not talking about leftover hotel bath gels or lotions on the brink of turning rancid. Instead a collection of curated pampering products that say: “I care about you… also I have taste”.

Known for luxury candles and unique fragrances, Diptyque has extended its body care series to include four iconic fragrances – Do Son, Philosykos (above), L’Ombre dans L’Eau, Eau Rose – into a new collection of 13 different body care products ($40-$120): balms, gels, oils and foams, each is infused with its signature scent, formulated to last for hours.

Recalling summertime in Greece and the scent of figs is the Philosykos Cleansing Hand and Body Gel ($88, 200ml, above) that transforms into a light, silky foam upon contact with water. The transparent Eau Rose Shower Foam gel ($60, 150ml) becomes a dense foam with heady notes of damask rose. The satin-like L’Ombre dans l’Eau Shower Oil ($74, 200ml) leaves behind the lingering scent of fresh blackcurrents and the velvety L’Ombre dans l’Eau Body Balm ($120, 200ml) with mango butter and candellila wax imparts a cooling sensation upon application, and because of its fragrance intensity, it also functions like an eau de toilette.

Diptyque is available exclusively at escentials at Paragon and escentials at Tangs @ Tang Plaza