The 1960s, was a one of the greatest decades of the modern era for many reasons. During 'The Sixties' not only man conquered space by landing and walking on the surface of the moon, but also one of the most iconic and legendary watches of all time was born. The Rolex Cosmograph was born in 1963 when a new exotic scent was changing the world. Born only two years after the release in 1961 of Diptyque's first fragrance 'L'Eau', the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is today, as perfect as it was more than 50 years ago.
To celebrate 50 years of perfumes, Diptyque Paris has just released a new fragrance named Tempo —time in English—, that we feel is the perfect fragrance to be paired with a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 11650.
While the Daytona might not be considered a 'solo tempo' —time only— watch by most watch experts as it is equipped with a 12-hour chronograph, to us the Daytona is the ultimate 'solo tempo' watch as it lacks of a date function and can only provide time measurements. Just like the Daytona brings 'tempo' to your life, the new 'eau de parfum' Tempo brings back patchouli —the most popular scent from the 1960s.
Just like the Daytona brings 'tempo' to your life, the new 'eau de parfum' Tempo brings back patchouli —the most popular scent from the 1960s. Hugely worshiped by the hippie generation, patchouli conveyed a sense of freedom and spirituality that was closer to nature and the hopes of a generation that was reinventing the future.
Tempo is a tribute to this olfactory icon but far from the harsh, humid undergrowth scent of yesterday's touchstone. The very same rule applies to the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona now equipped with a high-tech advanced black cerachrom bezel.
A nuanced composition of three patchouli extracts from the indonesian island of Sulawesi, that hovers between elegant and woody, enveloping and earthy. Elevated by violet leaf, Tempo vibrates on the skin with remarkable sophistication. Now, for those of you not familiar with where patchouli comes from, despite its woody scent, fragrant patchouli oil is not extracted from wood, like cedar or sandalwood, but instead from the leaves of an aromatic plant in Indonesia called 'Nilam'.
A woody fragrance with sweet notes of violet and patchouli, that will bring out the inner Mick Jagger or Keith Richards in you, as you check the time on your Rolex Daytona with cerachrom bezel while listening to 'Paint it Black'. With its name referring to time or in musical terminology, the speed at which a passage of music is or should be played, this fragrance could easily turn into the perfect fragrance to be gifted to anyone in love with watches or with a passion for keeping time.
Sticker Price $165 USD —Rolex Daytona not included. For more info on Diptyque Paris here.