Niche perfume house Diptyque, which just launched a new vetiver scent Vetyverio, is preparing to introduce a novel vanilla composition this fall which takes inspiration from the spice trade and the meeting of civilizations between East and West. The tag line is "A new eau de toilette, another voyage..." Eau Duelle was created by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin of Firmenich (see Juozas Statkevicius) and centers on two different types of vanillas, one white (Firnat Vanilla), the other dark (Bourbon Vanilla) making up a creation which is said to be a study in the contrast between light and darkness...
Two other secondary accords create a distinctive character for the fragrance, with black tea from Ceylon and the Indian reed Calamus which was brought to Europe for the first time in the 13th by the Tartars.
Other notes include Indian cardamom, elemi from the Philippines, Asian juniper, Iranian saffron, black African olibanum, pink peppercorn, Asian cypress, Firnat Vanilla, Bourbon Vanilla, white musks.
Diptyque takes the trouble to point out that Eau Duelle will probably find a favorable echo with those who like ambery notes, love Papier d'Arménie or are Diptyque l'Eau Trois and L'Eau Lente devotees.
From September 2010, Eau Duelle will be available in 50 ml and 100 ml edt for 58€ and 78€ respectively. A 4.5 g solid perfume will also be part of the lineup, at 30€.
Via press release
In related news, Yves Rocher will also launch a vanilla composition from September 2010 called Vanille Noire.