Scented Candle. Diptyque wished to represent the fragrance of lily of the valley, freshly cut. The French tradition of giving a sprig of lily of the valley on May Day (May 1) dates back to King Charles IX, who first presented it as a lucky charm to his mother, Catherine de Medici.
Since that time, lily of the valley has served as a floral “talisman,” with twelve diminutive bells “ringing out” the return of happiness. In the language of flowers, lily symbolizes the return of happiness.