Begin the new year at InterContinental Hong Kong over Parisian inspired afternoon tea in collaboration with diptyque paris in celebration of the launch of its new Eau Capitale and Paris en Fleur. The first fragrance of diptyque’s Chypre family, Eau Capitale, an enchanting blend of rose, bergamot, patchouli and pink peppercorns, and the limited edition Paris en Fleur are an ode to Paris, the chic home and essence of the House of dipytqye, celebrated the world over for its elegant fragrances, candles, face & body care and home decor.
Inspired by the unique design aesthetic of Maison diptyque and the sensory pleasures and delights of its Parisian home, InterContinental Hong Kong’s Executive Chef Maxime Luvara and Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier have created a delectable Parisian inspired tea set with ingredients and flavours reminiscent of the City of Light and the new Eau Capitale.
diptyque Eau Capitale & Paris en Fleur Afternoon Tea Set
Savoury Items by Executive Chef Maxime Luvara
Crabmeat Salad Roll with Lemon Yogurt
Parisian Ham and Comte Cheese Tartlet with Black Truffle
Ricotta Cheese and Cucumber Roll with Red Wine Jelly, Dried Fruit and Nuts
Foie Gras & Rhubarb, Pistachio
Lobster and Cocktail Sauce Salad, Pink Peppercorn Pearls
Pastries by Executive Pastry Chef Christian Gonthier
Bergamot Tea Macaron
Grand Marnier Savarin
Mandarin Tartlet with Crunchy Meringue
Plain and Raisin Scones
Served with Clotted Cream, Earl Grey Tea Jelly and Strawberry Jam
The Afternoon Tea Set is served with a selection of Fine Mariage Frères Tea or Coffee.HK$688 for two persons +10% service charge, inclusive of:Two pieces of deluxe samples of diptyque’s eau de toilette / parfum (assorted in scent), as well as a gift card with the following benefit: An exclusive Paris en Fleur Mini Scented Oval will be given upon spending HK$850 or above at diptyque Hong Kong stores by March 31, 2020. (This exclusive offer is limited in quantity and on a first come, first served basis).
diptyque’s patrons can enjoy 20% discount on the Afternoon Tea Set by simply presenting their sales receipt at InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge.The Afternoon Tea Set is available January 6 – February 29, 2020Monday-Friday: 2:30pm – 6:00pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 1:30pm – 6:00pmEau de parfum Eau CapitaleEau Capitale, the first diptyque chypre, is an Ode to Paris, the home of diptyque.It follows a principle conceived more than a century ago. Olivier Pescheux, a high-flying perfumer and faithful companion, nevertheless took care to illuminate it with the lights of the 21st century! An “abstract”, enigmatic fragrance, it embodies a form of slightly detached refinement of the elegance exuded by the aura of the “City of Light”.It opens with the freshness of “vert de bergamote” tempering its consummate voluptuousness. Fruity, yes, yet lively and zesty. Was it studded with pink peppercorns to recall the pomanders – oranges pricked with cloves – once brought back from England by Desmond, one of diptque’s founders? Or to orchestrate the eagerly awaited “olfactory accident”? Between the flower and the spice is like an exclamation mark, a Capital letter.
Paris en Fleur Candle
A candle is the very least that diptyque could add to this celebration – a rose candle, of course.
Roses like those of Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne (and the Flower Market, that lovers still offer to their amour. Some are an aromatic delight, most are not. But the idea we make of it matters almost as much: a certain spring emotion, the pleasure of living here and watching the Seine flow by from a bistro terrace. The scent that goes up in smoke (chypre, of course) has a pleasant freshness, a host of petals and the memory of patchouli that lingers long on drapes.
34 Boulevard St. Germain in Paris is where it all began for diptyque’s three founders, back in 1961. Seeing the spellbinding effect the window displays of their fabric boutique were having on visitors, they opted to follow their taste for the unusual and the finely crafted and began offering an eclectic assortment of objects picked up in the course of their travels. With a combination of rare finds and creations, the House developed a strong, clear-cut personality. Number 34, where the window displays are always the most striking of all, is irrevocably associated with diptyque – and with its founders, who lived in the building. Fifty years after the opening of this iconic address, a new fragrance captured its essence in a form of homage: 34 boulevard Saint Germain has been a signature line ever since, a true olfactory portrait of the House. It was followed by the Collection 34, a series of unique and distinctive items created in collaboration with outstanding master craft workers.
Official website: www.diptyqueparis.com
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