Diptyque The Travel Collection of the Art of Body Care
Just as tout le monde is poised to return from les vacances, we bring you: our favourite travel set of summer. Better late than never, we feel. (And we'd be happy to slip this in our luggage anytime.) We're long-term fans of Diptyque's bodycare, and this features four favourite finds from the range in a black-and-white drawstring bag, inside a lovely box. (We're upcycling ours to store USB sticks in the office, since it's way too nice to throw away).
Unusually, all the products in the range have different fragrances, but they seem to fuse together prettily. (And though we'd expect nothing less than fab smells from Diptyque, the products are impressively high-performance, too.)
We think you'll love the lot. Let's start with the Fresh Lotion for the Body (50 ml size), with orange blossom water: light, but skin-quenching. Apply it after the Revitalizing Shower Gel for Body and Hair (a useful multi-tasker, this), which has a wake-up scent of bergamot and peppermint. (Comes in a 50 ml size, here.) If your body needs a buff, Smoothing Body Polish does that gently and thoroughly with jojoba beads and silica microspheres, a sloosh of pomegranate seed oil for moisturisation, a scoop of peach butter - and a dash of jasmine floral water, for a lightly heady scent. (The kit features a 50 ml tube.)
You may also be tempted to slip the Luxurious Hand Balm in your handbag, after the holiday's over: a sinks-in-fast balm with a fruity hint of ripe apricot, plus tonka bean. (The 30 ml size is super-bag-friendly.)
Just crying out for a stylish boutique hotel room, to unpack it in, we think.