PLACES TO SHOP
I love parfums, so when someone ask me to join for buying a parfum I must go, it is like the excuse to delight smell. Of course, it has a real risk, which is that I usually buy something. Especially if it is about Diptyque, it doesn´t matter if it is a parfum, a candle, some hand cream or even some type of oil for face.
This time it is about the parfum that I want to share with you today. It was launched in 2018, as a new version of 34, but it is a very special version, where sandalwood and vanilla are creating a magic smell.
It is important to say that I like parfums with this type of aromas, so when I found this one, which includes this smell mix in a perfect way, I had to buy. Diptyque can offer you more parfums or toilettes with this type of smell, like Eau Duelle, marked by vanilla, Tamdao where azmicle with sandal and wood are giving a sensual notes or Do Son, with orange blossom and azmicle, this last one is mainly for women.
Actually, this is a very particular article for those who like this sort of perfumes. Highlight each time that I am wearing 34, someone is asking me for it. So, here the complete name: 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Eau de Parfum. If you have the chance to try I highly recommended to do it.
In Madrid, you can find in several shops, I share with you some of them, where I enjoy the shopping experience always: Diptyque in Claudio Coello, Abanuc and Le Secret du Marais.
Lately, it is harder for me to write than to sew… so I share with you my last seam, a blanket for these armchair days.
The fabric is Liberty, I love it, and now you do not need to go to London for buying it, although it is always a great place to go 🙂
I discovered when I was looking for Liberty fabrics to make my flamenca’s dress, when I arrived at the store I saw they have padded Liberty fabrics and could not resist the temptation of buying a big piece of this beautiful cloth.
Then I bought a cotton bias to trim hem the edge and blanket done. It sounds quick, but I spend some time to sew it, as part of it has been made by hand, however it looks lovely, so it is worthwhile.
¿Where to buy the original Liberty Fabrics in Spain? In Julian López stores , they are the official distributors for Spain. If you like to sew, I highly recommend you visit this store, they have beautiful fabrics, not only Liberty but also to create your own clothes.
Ioanna Kourbela, original Greek designer!
I want to share with you this special sweater from Ioanna Kourbela, Greek designer, which I discovered last Autumn, during a travel to Athens.
I consider this sweater a very original garment, because of it shape, creative design and the fabric. The cotton used for this piece is great as it is an optimal material for almost all seasons. During Spring with a light tank, or even in Winter, with a warmer tee below.
I bought this sweater together with cardigan, both made with the same fabric, and about the cardigan, you can wear in hundreds of ways. When the weather is nice I will share with you some of these original and fun positions.
Here you have the link to Ioanna Kourbela’s web, where you can buy on line their original pieces, or enjoy different ideas about some garments´ position.
I hope this help you.
Special place to discover if you visit Madrid. Positive Energy, it is the name of this store sited in downtown Madrid, with very original and sophisticated gadgets, and of course, with a lot of good energy.
I recommend you to visit it, you will find some very special things. Such as the famous Lumio lamp, which is a book, and it is depending how the book is, open or close, it is giving you light or not. I only saw this lamp before at MOMA in Tokio some years ago, and this Summer at MOMA in New York.
You can also find very special world globes which rotate on their axis, just because the light. They are really beautiful like a decorative item, and also these globes have a relaxing effect, as you can spend time just looking at how they roll over itself.
In short, you would buy the store, so in my first visit, I bought a very particular notebook, which you can see in the pictures. One of the main features of this notebook is the Korean back, which is allowing to open the notepad 180 degrees, so your writing or drawing is much more comfortable.
I found there many items which can be the perfect present for next Christmas
If you are around Madrid downtown I highly recommend you to visit it ! 😀
Do you know Diptyque?
For those of you who know this great house of French perfumes I do not have much to say, there is no one who can resist its fragrances. And for those who do not know it, I definitely recommend it.
Dyptique is a French house of perfumes, but it is not just another else Maison, it is very special. Without going into too much historical detail, I would like just to point out that 3 French friends were launched with this adventure more than 50 years ago, and today it has become a delight for the senses. I say senses it is because not only the smell enjoys these distinct fragrances. The singularity and detail these artists are putting in the design of each fragrance is special, and the texture of personal care product range, which has been recently launched on the market, is really pleasing.
This singular house pretends to delight our sense of smell, the Maison has a big range of perfumes, another fragrance for the home, and their last launch it has been a care and body assortment of products.
Beginning with the fragrances. These perfumes are elaborated using essences and natural oils, creating very particular conceptions, as each one has a great history behind. They are mostly unisex and a very special. Three of my favorites are Tam Dao, Duelle, and the well-known 34 Boulevard Saint Germain, whose name comes directly from this concrete street of Paris, where was located the first store of these brand, store which today is still open. I do say that all Diptyque smells have body and energy.
If you like the lightest aromas, they also have a range of light aromas such as L’Eau de Néroli, I love it for Summer time. It is super fresh with an exclusivity seduction drop keeping the uniqueness aromas of this wonderful house of perfumes.
We continue with the scented candles, I must say that the Diptyque candles are a spectacle, personally I can say there are the best I have founded. They are completely hand crafted, from the wax preparation, under its secret formula, until the wick is placed.
Their smells charm and nobody will keep indifferent. Personally, vanilla candle makes me crazy. Ii has a very distinct smell, as it has some woody notes which make it a very special aroma.
This is the one I have at home; it never leaves anybody unmoved. Tubéreuse is another of the candles that fascinates me, because its aromas remind me some candies of my childhood.
Finally, as I have said previously, they have personal beauty care range. I do tell you this soap and hand cream are my first test. I bought last weekend; they are already in my bathroom and I am super pleased. The soap is a mixture of lavender with lemon oil and a few touches of honey, it is a delight for the senses, the smell is soft and the texture is extremely gentle thanks to honey. The hand cream is also easy and light with a delicate and pleasant aroma.
I highly recommend you visit a Diptyque Boutique, this experience is like a delight for the senses, and you can deserve with one of its products, you will not regret it.
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