Current top 5:
1. Amouage Opus VII 2. Amouage Fate Man 3. LV Piper Nigrum 4. Creed Spice & Wood 5. Bond 9 Harrods Oud
I've only bought one bottle from Dyptique...Eau Lente
Simplex Sigillum Veri
L'ombre dans L'eau
Philosykos here too!!
I did only pick one Diptyque, the mouthwatering Philosykos.
Only had the chance to sample Philosykos, but I LOVE it. Shame about the longevity though.
Love the name too
As much as I like Philosykos, L'Ombre dans l'Eau, 34 Boulevard Saint Germain, Eau Mage, and Tam Dao, I'll have to go with Eau Duelle.
Eau Lente. And Opoponax from the home fragrance line. And the Christmas candles!
The Myrrhe candle!
Virgilio. Or Opone.
Oh, only those they didn't axe in their corporate make-over? Hmmmm. L'Ombre - if I'm forced.
Eau Lente. And Ombre dans l'eau shower gel.
btw, Diptyque brought back the whole line - but it can only be found in their own stores.
L'Ombre dans l'Eau.
(Though I was tempted to put down Oyédo.)
+1 Eau Lente
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
It would be a toss up between L'ombre dans L'eau and Eau Duelle.
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We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.
and John Galliano home fragrance!
I bought Philosykos about 2 months ago. It's a nice, subtle scent but looking back I wish I had saved the £60 (around $90) to spend on something else.
I still have like an 85% full bottle that I rarely use.
I already have and its Tam Dao.
I wondered when I was gonna get my first longevity problems with a scent. Sadly, Philosykos was it, and even though I enjoyed it.. it just vanished from my skin.
Eau Lente, on the other hand.
"- Harry, I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange."
Among the historicals I'd say Eau Lente. Of their newest, Eau Mage hands down.
tough call, but currently I'm in love with L'Eau de Tarocco
L'Ombre dans l'Eau.
l'ombre dans l'eau
My one and only Diptyque: 34 Boulevard St Germain
Vetyverio piques my interest.
Tom Dao and Philosykos - Emerge as winners / Will be getting both.
Of the few I've tried, Tam Dao.
Do Son has been on my wishlist for a while. However, I was in the Dyptique shop in San Francisco and smelled Philosykos! Fig Fig FIG! Plus, now, make sure that whomever you get Diptyque from has the new, beautiful ROUNDED bottles!
My Top 5!!!
1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
5. Derby, Guerlain
"Coincidence is God's way of winking." --Me
"It's alright to flirt with the idea of giving up, so long as you don't." --Me
Another for tam dao, only smelt it once but loved it.
The only one I've liked enough to buy: L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.
hmmm, tough call, but I'd say Philosykos, even though longevity sucks. Otherwise L'Ombre Dans L'Eau is excellent IMO.
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L'Autre would be the one I'd pick.
Current Top Five:
1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford
Philosykos- a whole fig tree in a small bottle! doesnt last long though
May be the new packaging/juice they are putting out will who knows
My favorite of the several I've tried is L'Ombre Dans L'Eau - but then I love the overgrown walled rose garden feel accentuated by the smell of freshly crushed and prickly tomato leaves.
34 Boulevard St Germain gets a thumbs up as well...especially the dry down. As mentioned by others mildly chaotic at first as it cycles through the Diptyque gallery of scents, but the end is sublime...a romantic symphony concluding with a contented deep sigh and expectation of further pleasures.
A great and under-rated house with reasonable pricing.
“interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.” - Susan Sontag
After seeing this thread I realized I had a small spray sample of Eau Duelle and pulled the cap noticing there was a little of the juice on the sprayer. Barely any to be honest but I rubbed it on my wrists and was reminded how incredible this scent is. I'm not sure I could pull it off but this would smell amazing on a woman and any that would be wearing this would have me spellbound.
I haven't had a chance to sample any of the others from this house but if their compositions are anything like ED I suspect I would like at least a few of them.
I'm a sucker for Tam Dao
Current obsession...Invasion Barbare
L'Ombre Dans L'Eau, though Eau Lente and Philosykos would run it close.
L'Ombre dans l'Eau, Philosykos, and the Neroli cologne are all great but I'm going to be the odd man out and go with Eau de Lierre. Poor thing gets no love, but I find it quite nice and although it is a leafy-green fragrance it has insane longevity for me.
philosykos. I have liked them all, but found the others less compelling (ie i have forgotten what they smell like)
For me, its Eau Duelle and or Tom Dao - very refined, beautiful.