The new fragrance from Diptyque is a showstopper. When I was testing it out at the store, the salesman told me that Volutes stands for the swirl of rising smoke. The voyage of your dreams, on board a liner from Marseille to Saigon. A long haul crossing, stopping off at a number of places with magical names, all redolent of adventure and spice. A smell forever imprinted on the memory: Volutes. Blond, honeyed Egyptian tobacco transports you to mysterious horizons and far-off shore. Iris strengthens it, spices give it body, and styrax imposes a daring and distinguished leathery note.

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