A unisex scent isn’t always appealing, but somehow this Diptyque L’Eau Du Trente-Quatre makes it work. With top notes of bitter orange, verbena, lemon, grapefruit and lavender, plus touches of nutmeg, juniper berries and cinnamon tree leaves, it has that fresh sprightliness that is perfect for spring. And what is spring without some greenery? Enter birch tree leaf. But let’s not stop there, OK? There’s Egyptian geranium, tuberose, Virginian cedarwood, patchouli, incense and Spanish cist, all balanced out with musks. It sounds complicated, right? It really isn’t. It absolutely manages to straddle the male-female fragrance line, and is distinctly modern with a timeless elegance, rather like the iconic candle itself. In fact, the bottle is oval, just like the labels, and has a wick inside lest you forget who makes the best candles in the universe.
Eau de toilette from $100, at Diptyqueparis.com