On the heels of Hudson Grace landing inside Town & Country Village last week comes another home goods brand, just a few storefronts away. Diptyque opened its Palo Alto boutique last Friday, and now offers its luxury candles, home fragrances, and body care collections to Peninsula residents who wish to skip the drive to Union Square.
The airy atmosphere with exposed wood beams, honey oak wood floors, hand-blown glass light pendants and Celadon green cement tiles —not to forget the pleasant, wafting smells— draws Village shoppers inside to discover new products.
"Town & Country has a very chic, casual atmosphere, so we wanted to create an airy and modern boutique concept," Diptyque USA's managing director Donna DiDonato says in a statement. "Our inspiration sat between an organic market and a luxury grocery store. We wanted to offer accessible products that are easy to try in a natural and welcoming atmosphere."
Our recent visit was consistent with Donna's vision. The sales associate happily showcased one candle after another before helping us select a perfume, entirely without pretense. Next time you're at the market, plan to browse through the new store and sample your way to your next signature fragrance— both for yourself and your home.