A Scentsational Journey At Diptyque Singapore's Pop-Up | Clozette


Scent is a curious thing. Many of us tend to experience it in contrasts. Catching a whiff of a stranger’s perfume may last only a moment as you pass them by on your daily commute. Meanwhile, the smell of your grandmother’s cooking might remain as fresh in your memory as it did on that summer years ago. Renowned French fragrance label Diptyque draws on the idea of scent as both immersive and temporary at their pop-up exhibition which ran from 3 to 9 May at Paragon Orchard Lobby. The event served as a retrospective of Diptyque’s storied history as a perfume-maker and the unveiling of their latest fragrance, Eau de Minthé.


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The Diptyque Pop-Up Exhibit at Paragon Orchard


About Diptyque Eau de Minthé


eau de menthe


Eau de Minthé recalls the mythlogy of the nymph who attempted to seduce Hades and was turned into a delicate stem of mint. The result is an intoxicating blend of lively geranium and soft patchouli, accentuated by nutmeg, with the fresh fragrance of mint at its heart. A testament to the fern olfactory family, the scent is both sweet and spicy with an herbal undertone.

The Diptyque Pop-Up Exhibit



Left: The L'Eau fragrance on display; Right: The exhibit for the Philosykos fragrance


Also featured in the pop-up are three of Diptyque’s most iconic fragrances: L’Eau, Do Son, and Philosykos. The first one, L’Eau, was created in 1968 and was revolutionary during its time for its gender-neutral scent of geranium, clove, and cinnamon. The second one, Philosykos, was created in 1996 and has a woody fragrance drawing on the fig tree’s leaves, sap, and wood. Finally, Do Son, created in 2005, is a spicy floral concoction of tuberose, orange blossom and jasmine. The scent recalls one of the founder’s childhood in Do Son, Along Bay. The exhibit details the creative journey behind each scent.


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The Diptyque Pop-Up's Artist Box 


Other highlights of the pop-up include the artist box, a painter’s palette-like curation of scents where guests can sample each scent’s notes. Various images, illustrations, and postcards displayed in the boutique also reflect over 50 years of the brand’s creative vision. To cap off the experience, guests were encouraged to take pictures in the thematic photobooth alongside a personalised engraving and initials painting service for Diptyque products.


You can pick up Eau de Minthé at Diptyque boutiques and stores and on the Diptyque website.

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Known to be a great detoxifying fruit, pineapple is now becoming a popular beauty ingredient. Recently, brands like Glow Recipe and Marc Jacobs launched their own products made from the fruit’s extract. More will surely follow their steps this season. But is all the hype worth it? Read on to learn what pineapple-based skincare is all about.

 


What’s in a pineapple?


Jars of pineapple-based skincare

Marc Jacobs Youthquake Moisturiser, USD59/~SGD80.74, marcjacobsbeauty.com; Photo from: @marcjacobsbeauty


Aside from being good for digestion, pineapple has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits as well. The tropical fruit contains an enzyme mixture called bromelain, which pineapple-based skincare products use to help gently exfoliate the skin. Additionally, pineapples are rich with vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, Vitamin C, and E.


What does pineapple do to the skin?


A bottle of pineapple-based skincare serum

Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum, USD49/~SGD67.05, glowrecipe.com; Photo from: @glowrecipe


Pineapples are surprisingly a powerful multi-tasking ingredient. As mentioned, the fruit is a natural exfoliator that can remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. When your skin is a bit dull, its vitamins can also help brighten and even out skin. Because it’s an antioxidant, pineapples help protect your skin from pollution during the day. If that isn’t enough for you, they also help reduce swelling. It's basically the answer to all our skincare problems.

 


Who should use pineapple-based skincare?


A jar of pineapple-based skincare mask

Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask, SGD72, sephora.sg; Photo from: @herbivorebotanicals


The tropical fruit is worth trying if you want to achieve that summer glow. If you tend to break out when using harsh exfoliators, then pineapple-based skincare products are perfect for you because they are gentle. However, they can still leave the skin a bit dry after use so those with the dryer skin types might be better off with other products. Also, be sure to read the product’s fine print, because high bromelain concentrations might be too irritating for sensitive skin.




Despite pineapples being a power ingredient, there’s really no skincare product that would fit all skin types. Still, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have fun with it. Don’t be afraid to try out products you think would work. Just keep those that personally suit you in your daily routine. Feel free to experiment and enjoy pampering yourself!

 

(Cover photo from: @marcjacobsbeauty)



Looking for new products to add to your arsenal? Check out the new beauty launches this month!

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Investing in self-care is crucial to your wellness. When life gets too busy, taking a few moments to do something for yourself can nourish the soul. One of our favourite ways to unwind is to put on a face mask. On days when we feel particularly grimy, however, and our skin starts showing signs of being overburdened by heavy makeup and city stress, not just any sheet mask will do. For these, we turn to a good detox mask to cleanse our skin. Here we round up some of our favourite detox masks that help restore our skin back to health.


Caudalie Instant Detox Mask


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Caudalie Instant Detox Mask, MYR131/~SGD 43 (sephora.com)


This miracle worker offers skin rehab in a convenient squeeze tube. Caudalie’s detox mask brings life to dull, tired skin. Grape marc acts as a detoxifying agent while pink clay works to decongest and purify the skin. The addition of papaya enzymes results in a visibly brighter and more radiant complexion.

Double Dare OMG 2-in-1 Detox Bubbling Microfibre Mask


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Double Dare OMG 2-in-1 Detox Bubbling Microfibre Mask, MYR150/~SGD49 for five pieces (mydoubledarespa.com)


This detox mask from Double Dare is like a two-step cleansing method in mask form. Step 1: Detox Bubbling Mask cleanses the face using natural ingredients with fun carbonated bubbles forming to deep clean and erase all traces of oil, sebum, and dead skin cells. Step 2: Microfibre Mask, meanwhile, is packed with hydrolysed collagen and plant stem cells to rejuvenate skin.


First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay


first aid beauty red clay mask

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay, MYR152/~SGD50 (sephora.com)


Perfect for sensitive skin, First Aid Beauty’s detox mask promises to deliver pro-level results in just 20 minutes. Its main ingredient, red clay, draws out impurities from deep within pores and reduces pigmentation caused by congestion. Unlike most detox masks that are washed off after use, this one is peeled off to reveal smoother, softer, more refined skin with visibly diminished pores.



GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment


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GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment, MYR101/~SGD33 (sephora.com)


When it comes to detoxifying mud masks, GLAMGLOW is a current leader. This clinically developed clearing treatment combines a potent mud formula with a blend of six acids to brighten up the complexion. The added Activated-X charcoal addresses skin congestion by lifting away dirt and oil. Sensitive skin types should be cautious, however, as this contains a mix of Mandelic, Tartaric, Pyruvic, Lactic, Salicylic and Glycolic acids to fight blemishes.


L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify


l'oreal purifying clay mask

L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask Detoxify, MYR48.49/~SGD15.90 (watsons.com)


L’Oreal’s detox mask is a convenient and affordable option. Formulated with Mineral Clay Complex and Japanese Activated Charcoal, it works deep to absorb toxins from the skin and clear it from impurities. Three types of clay create the complex: Kaolin, Ghassoul, and Montmorillonite to effectively purge excess oil, dirt, and sebum.



Shiseido Essential Purifying Mask


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Shiseido Essential Purifying Mask, MYR134/~SGD44 (shiseido.com)


Dry skin types will enjoy this refreshing and purifying detox mask from Shiseido. Clay and mineral elements help absorb skin-dulling impurities from the face. With regular use, the skin appears more clarified and overall complexion looks more well-rested. The creamy, rinse-off formula is easy to use and won't leave the skin feeling stripped off oils. 


(Cover photos from: @glamglow and Double Dare Spa)

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