As a child, Yves Coueslant, one of diptyque’s founders, spent his summers in Do Son, in Along Bay. The sea breeze carried the heady and spicy scent of tuberoses. Do Son has the delicateness and persistence of a memory from a childhood in Indochina – the memory of a flower, between lightness and delight.

For this limited edition collection, diptyque collaborated with digital floral artist Bas Meeuws. Together, they reinterpret the iconic floral fragrances of the House in the form of modern still lifes, using hidden details to reveal the story behind each scent.



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Do Son as visualized by Bas Meeuws

A gentle sea breeze seems to waft over this bouquet of white flowers. Perched on their long stalks, some of the tuberoses are still at the budding stage while others have just bloomed, showing that their sensuous fragrances and spices have retained the freshness of the dawn. A miniature junk, like a child’s toy, and a couple of shellfish call to mind the genesis of Do Son: a story of childhood memories of Along Bay in Indochina, lulled by the heady scents of tuberoses.

Bas Meeuws

Bas Meeuws was born in Heerlen in the Netherlands. He defines himself as a digital floral artist. Styling himself after the great Flemish still life painters, he uses his camera to capture the beauty and grace of flowers, the delicacy of their lines and colors. Then he arranges them into impossible bouquets, liberated from flowering times and seasons, each creation becoming a sublimation of nature.