Diptyque L’Eau de L’Eau Cologne Fragrance Review

Diptyque L'eau de l'eau

How l’eau can you go? Diptyque wants you to get L’Eau de L’Eau.

L’Eau de L’Eau is an eau de cologne. It opens with a sparkling combo of licorice, freshly grated ginger and lemon. L’eau de L’Eau becomes spicier with dry cloves added to the mix. This mingles with old-fashioned traditionally “masculine” notes of lavender and tonka. The dry-down is surprisingly “warm” for an eau de cologne. It’s powdery and woodsy with sharp citrus blossoms.

When I think of “cologne”, I think of something that one wears in hot weather, something that works when it’s muggy outside. Well, L’Eau de L’Eau is a cool weather cologne. I can’t think of many of those. It’s refreshing and light but the spices and tonka make it comforting in cooler weather.

Gia Scala

Notes listed include green mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, petitgrain, clove, cinnamon, ginger, pink peppercorns, geranium, lavender, orange blossom, benzoin, tonka and patchouli. Launch date 2008. PERFUMER – Olivier Pescheux

Give L’Eau de L’Eau a try if you are looking for an eau de cologne for cool weather. Or if you like perfumes like Annick Goutal Mandragore, CREED Original Santal, Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet, Origins Ginger Essence and/or Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa. Also, try it if you are looking for a realistic “fresh” ginger. It’s unisex. I call it a “cool weather cologne” but it will work in any season and it’s a nice choice for daytime wear.

Projection is average and longevity is below average. However, it’s a cologne. I get about 3-4 hours of wear on warmer days and 5-6 on cold days. And really, considering this has “eau de cologne” concentration, that isn’t so bad.

The 3.4 oz bottle retails for $98 at Beautyhabit and Nordstrom. 

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONCool weather eau de cologne – a clove and ginger eau de cologne. Being an eau de cologne, it isn’t an extremely “creative” fragrance (I’m saying that it doesn’t smell “new”) but it smells good. And I honestly can’t think of many “warm and fresh” scents.

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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Gia Scala pic from Post contains affiliate links. Thanks!

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