Christiane Gautrot, Desmond Knox-Leet and Yves Coueslant, teamed up in 1961 and opened a store at 34 boulevard Saint-Germain. A chic bazaar offering a fascinating variety of unexpected items, which the trio brought back from their travels. In 1963 they began to explore their love of fragrances with candles, followed by their first eau de toilette, L'Eau, in 1968. A dazzling start to an extensive repertory of fragrances, all bearing the iconic black lettering on the renowned oval label. Today, guided by this rich heritage, diptyque perpetuates the creation of fragrances without reference to the masculine or the feminine.