Diptyque Do Son is inspired by one of the founder’s childhood memories of Vietnam. Essentially, Do Son is a tuberose perfume. It’s a sheer, green and “fresh” tuberose.
Do Son opens as a lush tuberose with some tartness, like an unripe peach. This tuberose isn’t as sweet as many other tuberose scents. It has greenness – a crisp, green orange blossom. The best way to describe this scent is as a “green tuberose”. Do Son displays the bitterness and sweetness of florals; it’s a perfect balance. Do Son dries down to a powdery, cool iris with a clean white musk. The overall feel is a “clean” white floral blooming in balmy weather.
Do Son isn’t the sort of fragrance that I would wear. When I’m in the mood for tuberose, I wear a beast like Malle Carnal Flower. However, I think Do Son is nice for a tuberose soliflore. I have smelled it on strangers in passing and I thought it was pretty. I think this one does well on cool humid days, like the days we have here in the spring. I like the trail it leaves from others more than actually wearing it on myself.
Notes listed include tuberose, orange tree leaves, rose berries and musk. Launched 2005. PERFUMER – Francis Pellegrin
Give Do Son a try if you want a “green” white floral. Or if you like perfumes like Gucci Flora Gracious Tuberose, Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia, By Kilian Beyond Love, Acqua di Parma Gelsomino Nobile, and/or Arquiste Flor Y Canto. I view Do Son as more feminine.
Projection is above average, I love it’s sillage. Longevity is average.
The 1.7 oz EDT retails for $90 at Beautyhabit. Samples are available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Green tuberose. It’s a bitter/sweet tuberose that is sheerer than most. Not something I see myself wearing but it’s good.
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