St. Germain has a plethora of delicious connotations. A delectable French liqueur, made from elderflower blossoms, it makes for a delightful summery splash to your champagne. A lovely Parisian neighborhood packed with history and chic shops, including Paco Rabanne and Sonia Rykiel. And now a deeply significant scent by fragrance masters Diptyque.
Celebrating 50 years in the business, they’ve released 34 Blvd. St. Germain, an eau de toilette made in honor of their very first shop. This complex, intriguing perfume has about as many elements as Diptyque has years. Forty raw elements are packed into the bottle (from blackcurrant and green leaves, to rose pepper and citrus, to a bouquet of spices and flowers, and finally, to eucalyptus!) yet the overall effect is as natural as can be – as natural as a perfectly mixed cocktail or a stroll through Paris in the afternoon. At Barneys New York for $135.