Premium cabin travel in Qatar Airways is always a treat. Even if the flow of the service is routine at times, on my flights to Australia, I received the new Diptyque amenity kits. I enjoy the previous amenity kit Qatar provides, but the products here seem like a definite upgrade, even if I’m not likely to use the perfume myself.
Qatar Airways provides amenity kits in premium cabins on most of their flights. Currently, these Diptque kits are offered on long haul flights to Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, and A380 flights to London. From the Qatar press release:
Qatar Airways once again elevates the standard of luxury onboard with the launch of exclusive amenity kits and gift boxes from iconic French Perfumer Diptyque. These bespoke products will be initially available for First and Business Class passengers on routes across the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to A380 flights to London and Paris.
The new amenity range consists of Diptyque branded bags as well as gift boxes featuring Diptyque’s signature oval branding; customised for male and female passengers.
Welcome to another installment of our amenity kit review series. As in past reviews, I will be reviewing this amenity kit on a scale from 1 to 5 (being the best) and will rate it based on five categories:
- Bag/container: design, quality and reusability/collectibility of the bag.
- Product: quality, size and variety of the facial and body products.
- Comfort items: eye masks, ear plugs, etc.
- Miscellaneous: pens, tissues and everything else.
- Extras: additional items that make your flight just a tad more comfortable including pajamas, slippers, etc.
Qatar Airways Diptyque Amenity Kit
In March 2022, Qatar Airways announced an expanded partnership with French perfumer Diptyque. Starting in 2021, Qatar introduced Diptyque toiletries on board and in lounges, and now this is part of their amenity kit offerings.
Each Qatar Airways amenity kit and gift box provides specially selected Diptyque products including:
Nourishing Lip Balm – enriched with roses and violets to soothe and soften the lips
Fresh Lotion for the Body – infused with the scent of orange blossoms, to refresh sleepy skin for all skin types
Essential Face Cream – nourishing and replenishing, with prickly pear extract to boost radiance
Diptyque fragrance – ‘Eau Rose’ Eau de Toilette – an infusion of the finest damascena and centifolia roses, or the brand’s signature ‘34 Boulevard Saint Germain’ Eau de Toilette with notes of amber, patchouli, cinnamon and rose.
Vegan leather bag is small, but seems to be good quality, and might be good to reuse. I didn’t realize that the box was a permanent solution until I read the press release later. It works, but definitely not something to reuse. The bag is fine, but nothing too special Score: 2.5
I’m far from an expert on perfume. Other than seeing the Diptyque toiletries in lounges and on board, I may not have heard of it before. Having a perfume/cologne included in an amenity kit is a nice bonus especially for business class. Qatar doesn’t offer much First Class service, so this isn’t too surprising, although it is unclear to me how the first class kits differ if at all.
The 20ml tube of essential face cream is quite nice, but the aroma is pretty strong. Looking online for Dipytque products shows high prices for these products, so I expect there to be a decent secondary market for these amenity kits. The scent is strong, and not really my thing, but I’ll give it a try, and see if my wife/daughter notice…
The face cream will definitely be used, and the body lotion is a 30ml/1oz bottle which will last some time, same with the lip balm. Good quality products and more than just a tiny sample tube of each item. Similar to previous Qatar kits, there is no toothbrush/toothpaste in this kit, nor are there shaving items. These are available in onboard (or in lounge) lavatories. Score: 4.5
As nice as the product is, the basic items included here seem rather cheap. These are likely intended to be single use, and that is all I would expect they can be used for. Similar to past kits, the eyemask has a Qatar logo, and is comfortable enough, with an elastic strap adjustable with velcro. The socks are very basic polyester, similar to what is in most any kit. Score: 3
As mentioned, dental and shaving kits are not part of the amenity kit, but are both available in the lavatories. Earplugs are included, in this version of the kit are just in a bag. No more case as in the past. The earplugs themselves are 3M and decent quality. Score: 2.5
Qatar offers pajamas on flights that are long enough (unclear the actual cutoff) and at least partially overnight for those in premium cabins. These White Company branded pajamas are pretty nice for airline PJs, and I often wear them at home. Sizing is a bit odd. I received size Large. I’m over 6 feet tall, but not that big. The shirt is baggy,with the sleeves uncuffed and long. I tried a medium, and pant legs are just too short for me. The pants are comfortable, but no pockets are a bit a of a miss. Slippers are fine…better than average for airline amenities, but nothing amazing. Score: 4.5
Final thoughts on the Qatar Airways Diptyque Amenity kit
The kit bag is decent, and the skincare products are very nice. The “luxurious bespoke gift box” might be overselling it a bit, but fine, I have far too many amenity kit bags The White Company pajamas are good. The other stuff is nothing special. By averaging the scores, I rate this kit 3.4 Maybe a little harsh, as the Diptyque items are excellent, and pajamas are good. Otherwise, the kit is not that special.
Have you tried out this Qatar Airways Amenity kit? Please let us know what you think.
I’m pretty geeky about these amenity kits, and always take them after flights. This means I have more than I need. For this reason, I make donations to a local shelter, where these items are really appreciated. If you have extras, I hope you do the same.
Other Amenity Kit Reviews
- Japan Airlines First Class
- ANA First Class
- British Airways First Class
- Virgin Atlantic Upper Class
- Qantas First Class
- Thai Airways First Class (Rimowa 2014)
- Japan Airlines Business Class
- Lufthansa First Class (Escada)
- Cathay Pacific Business Class (new Seventy-Eight Percent)
- United Airlines BusinessFirst (Cowshed Kit)
- United Airlines BusinessFirst
- American Airlines Transcon First Class (Reno Air Heritage Series)
- United Airlines BusinessFirst (new TEAM USA kit)
- Lufthansa Business Class (Bree)
- Etihad Business Class (LUXE)
- Qatar Airways Economy Class
- American Airlines Business Class (Cole Haan 2016)
- American Airlines Business Class (Cole Haan 2017)
- Austrian Airlines Business Class
- Delta One Domestic Tumi
- Air France La Premiére
- Qantas First Class Martin Grant
- American Airlines Business Class (Cole Haan 2018)
- Lufthansa Business Class (Reisenthel 2018)
- Swiss Business Class (Victorinox 2018)
- American Airlines Business Class (This is Ground 2019)
- American Airlines Premium Economy (STATE 2019)
- Cathay Pacific First Class (Male 2019)
- American Airlines First Class (2019)
- United Polaris Business Class (2021)
- Qatar Airways Business Class (2021)