As a child, Yves Coueslant, one of diptyque’s founders, spent his summers in Do Son, in Along Bay. The sea breeze carried with it the heady, spicy scent of tuberoses. Do Son has the delicateness and persistence of a memory from a childhood in Indochina – a memory of flowers in all their sensual delight.
In the eau de parfum, the tuberose is more enduring still. Its scent brings to mind the sundown hour, when the white flowers stand out in the darkness of the wooden pagoda.
Did you know?
At the Haiphong market, tuberoses are wrapped together with jasmine and ylang-ylang in large canna leaves to be used as offerings.