Top 5 Diptyque Perfume Scents for Her to Buy This Winter!
Are you a luxury fragrance connoisseur looking to add a new gem to your treasure chest? Well, what better time to treat yourself to a new scent than the Holidays?! If you have your eye on those oval black and white glass bottles with intricate illustrative labels and tongue-twisting French names under the label of Diptyque – you have a brilliant taste! I’ve been researching the French brand for a while now, and I can confidently say that this is a buy you won’t regret making! In the spirit of Christmas, I picked out my top 5 Diptyque perfume scents for her to wear in the winter!
Top 5 Diptyque Perfume Scents
“How do you pick a favorite when they all look and sound so good?” – that’s the most common discussion I have with my girlfriends whenever we browse through the brand’s website together. The Diptyque fragrances are certainly not for those looking for a classic smell. Similar to the Maison Margiela Replica line of perfumes, the scents have been inspired by memories of places that the founders of the brand have visited over the years. The journey of Diptyque began back in 1961 when the three friends Christiane Gautrot, Yves Coueslant, and Desmond Knox-Leet opened a small bazaar in Paris on 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain, where they originally designed fabrics and interior pieces. Later on, the creatives decided to make scents to match their textiles, which completely switched the course of their careers. Their most beloved and sought-after perfumes are from the unisex L`Eau collection, which is inspired by the travels of the company founders. Let’s take on a journey through the history of the brand with 5 of their most iconic olfactory creations!
Top notes: Pink Pepper, Bergamot
Middle notes: Rose
Base notes: Patchouli
This elegant and soft chypre floral fragrance is inspired by the romantic atmosphere of Paris with a twist of danger and lust. It’s a signature femme fatale aroma. Imagine that you’re walking through a garden with fragrant baby roses, when you turn around you see the busy streets of the city, and you sit right in the middle where the smell of old books, classical music fresh bouquets live in perfect unison.
Fleur de Peau
Top notes: Aldehydes, Pink Pepper, Angelica, Bergamot
Middle notes: Iris, Turkish rose
Base notes: Musk, Ambrette, Carrot, Ambergris, Sandalwood, Leather, Amberwood
The Fleur de Peau EDP is a unisex floral aldehyde perfume that smells like freshly showered skin lathered in expensive French body lotion. It’s one of those intoxicating scents that make you want to bury your nose in it over and over and over again. It’s extremely memorable and wearable, so if you’re looking for a new signature scent – this is the one!
Top notes: Italian Cypress, Rose, Myrtle
Middle notes: Sandalwood, Cedar
Base notes: Palisander Rosewood, White Musk, Amber, Spices
Tam Dao is a really warm woody fragrance inspired by Yves Coueslant’s childhood memories of the time he spent in the forests of Indochina. It smells like an early evening walk through the woods, pine trees, distant smoke, and seasonal spices. It’s quite similar to ‘By the Fireplace’ by Maison Margiela, but slightly darker and more earthy.
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Top notes: White Musk
Middle notes: Steamed Rice Accord, Mimosa
Base notes: Blond Woods Accord
L’eau Papier is the latest white-musk fragrance from Diptyque which, quite self-explanatory, has been inspired by rice paper. It’s an homage to the three founding fathers of the company, their creative spirits, and their journey from ink on paper to liquid memories. There’s something really nostalgic, yet comforting about it. It’s subtle but present. L’eau Papier smells like a lazy rainy afternoon spent laying in soft white bedsheets, wrapped in a cashmere blanket, reading a brand-new paperback book.
Top notes: Juniper Berries
Middle notes: Jasmine
Base notes: Powdery Notes, Cedar, Tonka Bean
Orpheon is one of the most beloved fragrances of the brand. It’s a woody chypre scent with a very light, clean, and fresh aroma. What makes this perfume so interesting is the contradiction between the almost medical cold cleanliness combined with the comfort and warmth of the sweet cedar wood. It’s like taking a morning walk in the woods after the first snow has fallen, with the sunbeams gently peeking through the branches, painting a magical, almost otherworldly image.
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