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Holiday | The Daily Gift: Diptyque Solid Perfume

BY SARA RUFFIN COSTELLO

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Ever since I hosted a trunk show in New Orleans for the Paris-based designer Jane Pendry of Dovima, I have been haunted by the fragrance she wears. The dresses I ordered that day arrived a couple of weeks later in a gorgeous box from France, also filled with Jane’s familiar scent, which I had to have. She told me that the heavenly smell is called L’Ombre Dans l’Eau — a bewitching composition of black currant leaf and Bulgarian rose — a 1983 vintage from Diptyque. Now everyone wants to know what I’m wearing, so I shall be sharing the gift of smelling nice this season via these solid perfume compacts. $48; diptyqueparis.com.

Sara Costello