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Can you capture a steaming coffee in a candle? Diptyque has


Can you capture a steaming coffee in a candle? Diptyque has
French fragrance house Diptyque has a new range inspired by a famous Parisian cafe, and MECCA has a created a pop-up recreation cafe in Melbourne to celebrate.

Diptyque is better known for its stylish fragrances and home scents capturing floral, and often fruity notes, like fig. But a limited-edition collection is sure to delight lovers of a caffeinated beverage and those with a sweet tooth.

The fragrance brand has teamed up with Café Verlet, the oldest Parisian coffee company still in operation, on a range of candles.

The gourmet scents are inspired by Café Verlet’s famous coffees – the cafe housed the capital’s very first roastery – as well as its delectable sweet delights.

Founded in 1880, Café Verlet is known for its selection of thirty pure-origin coffees and has been a purveyor of teas and coffees, spices and candied fruit since its earliest days.

A must-visit spot tucked behind the gardens of the Palais Royal, Maison Verlet continues to roast its own coffee, seeking delicate harmonies and the perfect balance of flavors. In the café at 256 rue Saint Honoré, known for its 1920s-inspired décor, time stands still as you savor a coffee paired with a chocolate or seasonal pastry.

There are three scents in the candle collection, now available at MECCA.

‘Café’ transports you to the warmth of Café Verlet, with its notes of roasted coffee beans accented with toasted cereals, like the first sip of a perfect espresso.

‘Chantilly’ is smooth and airy with a dash of vanilla that recalls the sweetness of whipped cream.

‘Biscuit’ mingles the spiciness of Verlet’s signature gâteaux de voyage with voluptuous notes of patchouli.

To mark the limited edition collection, for two weeks, from April 5th – 19th, MECCA has created a pop-up Parisian cafe experience in Melbourne.

Cafe Diptyque will be found in the heart of Melbourne’s Hardware Lane. $40 will secure a spot for you and a guest to explore Diptyque’s cult-classic candles inspired by the gourmet scents of Café Verlet, followed by a set menu courtesy of Andrew McConnell’s Morning Market. Think: rich hot chocolate (with whipped cream, of course), fresh Baker Bleu croissants and petit fours.


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