For many, it was the gateway to the chic world of Diptyque. The Parisian brand, which was founded in 1961, is now synonymous with perfectly balanced signature scents that create an atmosphere in a way only the world’s best perfumers can.
And it’s no coincidence that Baies – meaning ‘berries’ in French – is the first Diptyque scent to captivate so many. A blend of fresh blackcurrant and blooming roses, it’s reminiscent of a wild garden; a little fruity, a little floral, a little green and not too sweet.
But don’t just take our word for it – celebrities and tastemakers all over the globe fill their space with Diptyque’s most iconic scent. Here’s why it’s really that good.
It’s what Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment smells like
LeBron James brings one to every hotel he stays in
It's the intoxicating scent you’d find in a hotel lobby
Mandarin Oriental, Taipei
It was Harry and Meghan’s wedding scent
It’s in (almost) every room of Victoria and David Beckham’s house
We all binge-watched Netflix’s Beckham documentary, and while many were swooning over Victoria and David two-stepping to 'Islands In The Stream', we couldn’t help but think about what their luxurious farmhouse smelt like. Now, we know.
A fan of Diptyque decades, Victoria Beckham keeps candles all over her house, as well as in the stores of her eponymous high-fashion label. In the Victoria Beckham flagship store on London's Dover Street, you’ll find giant Baies and Feu De Bois candles together, creating a signature scent for the brand.
Beyoncé has it on high rotation...
... And so do a zillion other celebrities
Love Baies? Try these...
While Baies is undoubtedly a Diptyque icon, if you're searching for a different Diptyque moment, take a leaf out of the book of some of the coolest tastemakers around the globe. Ramya Giangola is a big fan of the La Droguerie candle, with basil, mint and tomato leaf to eliminate unpleasant odours or cooking smells in the room, while Paris-based editor Ezra Petronio (who also loves Baies) can’t get enough of the brand’s stained glass Temple des Mousses premium candle as a true statement piece.
Or, if you adore Baies and wish you could spritz it all over yourself, try Diptyque's L'Ombre Dans L'Eau EDT – it shares similar notes of blackcurrant and musky rose.