By Jo Phillips

The process of creating precious fragrances is as mysterious as alchemy; the craft of blending magical oils to create a wondrous combination of delights to tease the olfactory system.  Making crystal can also be seen as a form of alchemy; sand and fire come together to produce a wondrous result.  Two masters of these alchemy trades have come together to create a limited edition magical product.

Perfume makers diptyque and crystal creators Saint Louis crystal have come together to create a limited edition refillable perfume flagon. The bottle is inspired by world travel and has been crafted by the French crystal house synonymous with French nobility.


The beautiful twisted streams of black crystal rods lay over clear glass and are finished with a fine crystal stopper.  The bottles are individually numbered and come in a presentation box with a velvet bag.  The idea is for the flagon to be filled with one of four fragrances and of course, when empty it can be refilled but only at one of the two stores mentioned above. There are four fragrances available for the initial fill and refills. These are L’Ombre dans l’Eau eau de parfum, Eau Des Philosykos Eau de Parfum, Oud Palao Eau de Parfum and Do Son Eau de Parfum


Needless to say, they are rather exclusive as only 350 bottles have been created and they are only available at the flagship diptyque store in Paris  34 Boulevard Saint-Germain and also at Selfridges store London. A precious delicate object D’art for those who truly love a bit of magic.


Available at Selfridges London on the ground floor pop up for the next week and after in the diptyque room on the forth floor or at the flagship diptyque store Paris