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Diptyque Eau Duelle EDT Perfume Review

Diptyque Eau Duelle

I challenge you to Eau Duelle.

Diptyque Eau Duelle opens as a sheer vanilla with a hint of juniper gin and cool cardamom. My best description of Duelle’s heart is a “clean vanilla”. It isn’t heavy or overly sweet which are traits that many people associate with vanilla. Eau Duelle’s vanilla is sheer and just got out of the shower. It becomes a spicy chai and smoky black tea over a sweeter vanilla amber.

I don’t say this very often but Eau Duelle is a… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Diptyque Tam Dao EDT Perfume Review

Diptyque Tam Dao

When people ask me about sandalwood perfumes, the first one that I recommend is Tam Dao. Is it the best? Depends on who you ask. But, I do feel it’s a great example of sandalwood and it’s one I recommend to novice and expert sniffers.

Tam Dao opens as dry and woody. The cedar in this is a little dirty verging on body odor. There is an acrid dryness of evergreens. I admit that the opening is odd and off putting to some. The… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Diptyque Eau Rose EDT Perfume Review

Diptyque Eau Rose perfume

It surprises me that Diptyque didn’t already have a rose personal fragrance. It seems like something they would have launched years ago. Haven’t they had their Roses candles forever? Well, rose is really trendy right now and Diptyque finally launched their rose perfume. The copy on the website is a bit meaningless: “A totally new fragrances that pays tribute to the queen of flowers, the rose…it was only a matter of time before Diptyque decided to showcase the rose.” I get the impression they really… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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Diptyque Olene EDT Perfume Review

Diptyque Olene EDT

If you want a jasmine that smells like jasmine but isn’t thick and heavy, try Diptyque Olene.

That’s a hell of a lot of jasmine. Olene opens with a ton of indolic jasmine and an old-fashioned wisteria. There are tea-like nuances in this fragrance. Olene starts out as strong. Olene is interesting in that it is so indolic but somehow it smells clean and almost like a soapy jasmine and honeysuckle. It doesn’t smell dirty or rotten, it smells sheer and crisp. The dry-down is… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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A 2010 Gift Guide for Your Favorite Goth

2010 Gift Guide for your favorite lady goth

Here’s a holiday 2010 gift guide for your favorite goth, metalhead, alt-chic, post-punk dame, vamp… you get the picture. From the Stevie Nicks-like gypsy to the Siouxsie Sioux sylph, this guide will surely please. I know I want every single item featured in this guide. *hint, hint*

1- Modern Alchemy Pocket Watch – So Edwardian gothic! This is a solid perfume housed in an antique inspired pocket watch. I want Tuberose which has notes listed of tuberose, white truffle