The perfect summer scent should be light, bright, and alluring—a casual but much-appreciated after-thought. And Diptyque’s new Garden of Hesperides line is literally summer in an artisanally-crafted glass bottle. The collection, which officially launched in May, was made to pair with their signature citrus Eau des Sens. To accompany its floral-and-bitter-orange fragrance, they’re adding three brand-new products: Eau des Sens Hair Mist, Cleansing Hand and Body Gel, and Revitalizing Body Balm.
Perfect for adding a subtle scent that lasts, the Eau des Sens hair mist ($48) nourishes your hair with camellia oil. It’s ideal for keeping your waves fresh-looking against the humidity. After some au natural ocean exfoliation at the beach, the Eau de Sens Cleansing Hand and Body Gel ($40) softens your skin with shea butter. The refreshing blend of orange blossom, juniper berries, and petitgrain should help wash off the salty must of the beach.
While sunscreen galore is crucial, post-beach skin care is equally important; Nothing encourages a tan to peel quite like dry skin. Luckily, you can use the Revitalizing Body Balm ($68) to hydrate with lemons, clementines, and blood oranges from Catania, Sicily. The oranges in the body balm are actually praised for their toning qualities because they’re grown in the volcanic soil of Mount Etna.
But it wouldn’t be a Diptyque product if the aesthetics didn’t look as good as the product smelled. The vibrant, color-rich packaging was created by Carnovsky, a team of two Milanese artists, who brought the universe of the Hesperides Garden, described as a “utopic mythical haven nestled deep in the heart of the Mediterranean,” to life using bursts of color and optical illusions.
Diptyque is recreating the Hesperides Garden’s ethereal vibes IRL at a new pop up located within their Club Monaco store in Southampton. Alongside the new Garden of Hesperides collection, you’ll find products like the New York City candle, which is available exclusively at the pop-up. If you’re in the Hamptons this summer, there are also a few Diptyque events worth checking out. On July 7, they’ll host a garden party where the rosé will be flowing. (There will also be an oyster truck, and to me, there are no two holier words in July than rosé and oysters.) To celebrate Bastille Day on July 14, they’ll be serving complimentary local pastries. And then on the weekend of July 20, they’ll be pressing fresh citrus juices while you peruse their new citrus-inspired line.