After a hiatus due to moving and traveling, I have decided to bombard this perfume blog with “weird eau de colognes” this week. It’s hot, humid and gross. I want to smell fresh and clean but with something that is a little more interesting than the usual. Like Mugler Hot Cologne, Diptyque Oyédo is a citrus with a twist.
Oyedo opens as a juicy, fruity orange mingling with a juicy lemon. There’s definitely something cool and mentholated in this that reminds me of a cough… Continue reading
Rose Week 2018 – The Blackcurrant Rose
It’s Rose Week on EauMG! This is the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes! This week I’m reviewing 5 fragrances that display a different aspect of rose perfumes.
When Diptyque launched Eau Rose in 2012, their copy emphasized how they were finally paying tribute to the beauty of a rose. This was odd for a few reasons, but the biggest one being that the brand launched something very similar in 1983 – L’Ombre dans L’Eau.
L’Ombre… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I don’t even care for geranium as a note.So, when I saw the new Diptyque, Geranium Odorata, I didn’t go out of my way to sample it. To make a long story short, I ended up sampling it on a warm day on an impromptu sniffing spree. I was surprised by how much I was drawn to this fragrance. Maybe it was the heat, but I rather liked this fresh, cool tea-like scent.
Geranium Odorata opens with a bergamot and mint which reminds me of tea… Continue reading | 7 Comments
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… Continue reading | 5 Comments
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… Continue reading | 1 Comment