Diptyque • Philosykos • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I'd been dying to sniff this after hearing so many rave reviews about this, and the Diptyque candles. It's difficult to "rate" a perfume as everyone has their own likes and dislikes to smells, much like music. Also, everyone's body chemistry is different so no perfume will smell exactly the same on two people.
I digress. I stumbled upon a shop in Japan that stocks Diptyque and I got very excited. I spritzed Philosykos on my pulse points and sniffed. At first I got a very strong smell of crushed leaves -- whether they are crushed fig leaves, I am unsure as I've never smelt crushed fig leaves -- I was amazed at how well the perfume mimicked that smell. I giddily waited for a smell that would remind me of being in Greece and walking close to the sea. I don't know why I was expecting this as it's supposed to be a very green scent. After about 10 minutes I could smell a tinge of coconut, but my nose would be plunged straight back into the green, though not as sharp as the opening notes. In about 20 minutes it started to smell a bit soapy and green, and I wasn't too happy about it. The smell of the perfume faded pretty much within an hour of me spraying it on myself. Was not impressed with the sillage and longevity of it considering the price tag.
It is definitely an interesting smell, and even though I desperately wanted to love it, it's just not for me. Definitely give it a chance and try it for yourself if you love the smell of fresh, green figs and fig leaves.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Just lovely! It reminds me of Marc Jacobs Men.
It smells like a bed of fresh leaves and ends like a bit of coconut scent, and so subtle.
I never smelled fig before, but I'm surprised.
I bought Philosykos perfume oil which has a good tall and small bottle, but doesn't last long. I guess the EDT will last longer so I'm gonna buy it soon.
Diptyque products are expensive but also classy, so far Philosykos is their only scent I love.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the most peculiar scent I've ever encountered. My first thought when I tried it on was "Rain! It smells like rain!". It's a garden-fresh fall scent, which reminds me of crushed leaves and of course fig trees. Not for the weak at heart, this is not a usuall, generic scent at all. It is a unisex, very natural scent that will probably turn some heads. It doesn't smell like perfume, more like your garden after a rainy night. I love it, I just wish it lasted a bit longer on my skin, since it's so pricy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
What a gorgeous, fresh, green opening! It's like the smell of trees after the rain. The fragrance develops into a creamy, coconutty, slightly sweet, but still green fig, before drying down to a sensual, mellow cedar. It's remarkably natural smelling, beautifully uncomplicated, and perfectly unisex. I fall in love with it all over again every time I wear it.
As with the other Diptyque fragrances I have tried, Philosykos has taught me the difference between longevity and sillage - the longevity with this is actually quite good on me (8+ hours), but sadly, the sillage is mild-moderate. Although, it must be said that very few figs project well, and this seems to project a lot better than Premier Figuier (which I also love). I can forgive it that, however, because it's my absolute favorite fragrance. HG worthy if I have ever seen it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to love this and made a special trip to try it, but frustratingly, with my body chemistry it just read as coconut. Nothing else.
I walked around for 3 hours to give it a chance to mature into something fabulous before writing it off, but it just stayed with that icky coconut/suncream smell. In fact, it reminded me of a cheap Body Shop coconut edt from my teenage years.
Very disapppointing. I didn't buy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Lovely dry figue scent. A bit milky and comforting. Very clean. I use it a special occasions, when I have showered and want to feel special. I still donīt know what men think about it, but it is not girly, thatīs for sure. Grown up scent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a weird one for me, as I'd sniffed it in the bottle before and been put off, but I got a whiff of the solid at Space NK and suddenly had a whole different experience. It's got a sort of blunted coconut thing going on for the base with a top layer of palest green fruity floral. It definitely captures the aroma of fresh figs for me, though not as sweet as they taste. (Somebody should really try and combine the caramel taste with the watery scent.) I hate water scents in general, but this is more cucumbery. Or think the white part of watermelon. Really odd on the skin. Smells warm and coconutty one day with just a hint of plant stuff, then the next is almost hand soapy which I don't like at all. Really varies on my skin. An intriguing unusual smell that's just milky enough to make me think fig perfumes might work for me after all--none other has, though I adore eating them. I get headaches, so this is a nice light scent--no pain! Not the One, but a good time. Really liking mixed with Eea Duelle solid. Good year round. Compact very decadent and almost masculine--love design. Wish they'd come out with their Amber Candle scent in a solid perfume.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I think it's really clever the way this perfume evokes everything that is beautiful and sensual about the fresh fig. The subtle, ripe smell of the skin, the colour, the texture, the creamy heart of the flesh, the faint tartness of the seeds....it's all there. Olivia Giacobetti's genius is captured within the beautifully designed bottle.
But it's fig, nothing more nothing less. You can easily find yourself slipping into poetry with this perfume, but it is just as easy for a no nonsense person to come along and say 'meh...it's fig' and walk off. I don't find that this perfume tells a story, but it most certainly does what it is meant to do.
I find that all of Diptyque's EDT's are fantastic quality and are worth the hefty price tag, with good staying power. Other reviewers have commented on a coconut element, I don't find this at all but perhaps that is because I find this perfume to be very autumnal.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Simply gorgeous: green, light, beautiful fig with a hint of coconut. Perfect for summer. I'll be getting another bottle for sure.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'd been considering a sample of this forever and I'm so glad I finally took the plunge! I love green scents--GAP Grass was a favorite of mine way back in the day--and this gem is no exception. The opening is a sparkling and grassy, like standing outside on a freshly mown lawn in the sun. This lasts a very short time though, less than a minute on me. It then develops into a very creamy, sweet but not saccharine smell. This portion of the scent reminds me of a fresh coconut in a way in terms of the "texture" of the smell. But fear not, it doesn't smell like an actual coconut, which would probably make me gag. Philosykos wears very closely to the skin for me, but once in a while I could get a little whiff of it drifting off my neck. Now, how similar this is to a REAL fig I cannot say. I've only ever eaten figs once and it was several years ago when I was abroad. Apparently, the crop that year wasn't very good due to the high amount of rain they received in the spring, so the figs were fairly bland and not really scented. However, whatever the smell of an actual fig, this scent is wonderful. My only quibble is that I wish the beautiful grassy note lingered longer since it smells so realistic and wonderful. Yet the overall composition of the scent is so great that I can't help but long for a full bottle (or a large decant). It is a perfect spring and summer scent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I received a sample of this and it smells so bad. I am more then not a fan of it. Even my husband thought it smelled bad. I cannot believe how expensive this is considering how bad it smells. The packaging is nothing special It does linger and has great staying power so if you are into the scent it does last. I would not purchase. Ever. And I would not recommend this to anyone.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I tested this on my arm today (about 5hrs ago) and I have not been able to stop smelling my arm. I am guessing that this is a good thing! I would never buy this here in Australia, as it is $120 Aussie for 50mls (which is $120 USD). Expensive! next time my hubby goes to the US I will have him grab me some!! Very, very nice and quite unique.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I fell in love with Philosykos instantly, which is rare. The opening notes are a little sweet with fresh fig and just a touch of milky coconut, then, there is a beautiful cedar note that becomes more prominent as you reach the basenotes. The cedar is very well done and balances the sweetness of the milky fig notes very well. The combination of cedar/fig/coconut make this a fragrance that can easily be worn during all seasons.
I've also tried L'artisan's Premier Figuier, and find Philosykos to be more wearable. The two are somewhat similar, with philosykos being fresher, greener and sweeter. The main difference is that premier figuier is sandalwood based and philosykos cedar.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Green
What an interesting scent... I purchased a sample from LuckyScent, and I think I thought this would somehow smell like my Tam Dao (which I LOVE). It doesn't, and the first I smelled it, I about choked- BUT -I did the same thing with Tam Dao whenever I first tried it on. So... I tried it on again this evening. Again, the initial sniff smells like green grass and some sort of fuel (can't put my finger on the type of fuel- maybe gasoline?). But, as it settles, it smells almost like the first day of spring weather! Slightly cool but with the sun warming the earth, lawns being mowed, flowers and trees starting to grow... :-) I'd like to wear this scent more in the spring, I believe.
Overall, I've determine that Diptyque is almost like French dining. It's a slow process that gets better and better. :-)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Gorgeous. The most natural-smelling, dewy fig, augmented by coconutty woods and green grasses with a touch of fresh earth in the opening notes.
Philosykos is living proof that fruity scents don't have to be generic grapefruit cordial horrors aimed at teens. I believe the fruities have as much potential as any other olfactory group - the only limiting factor being a lack of imagination on their creators' part. To be fair, though, Philosykos is as much a woody perfume as it is a fruity.
The fragrance is very similar to Jo Malone's Wild Fig and Cassis, with the berries replaced by amped-up woods and grass. It's a tad more masculine than WFAC, less sweet and with a little more oomph.
Philosykos is unusual and just a little bit daring. Not something everyone on the high street will be wearing, so give it a try. It is quite strong so go easy.
I've taken one lippy off because although the staying power is good overall, it sometimes dries down to a generic coconut scent after four or five hours.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a green fig that doesn't interest me enough to purchase a full bottle or decant.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I thought this would be too fruity given the descriptions of it. However, there is enough green in here to temper it in a really good fashion. I like this well enough to use up the sample...and perhaps purchase a decant, but not a FB. This fragrance smells "cooling", like Preparation Parfumee....something great to wear when the weather is oppressively hot.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I never expected to love this so much, since I'm not generally a fruit-fragrance fan, and didn't think I'd care for a fig-based scent. I'm so glad I tried it! It's like a summer vacation on a Greek island--or what I imagine that would be like, having never been on one. (Alas!) Fig trees, yes, but in a rich and detailed way: the green juices of the leaves and stems, the wood, the soil, a hint of the beach and of coconut sunscreen.
The opening notes are where the scent is at its fruitiest, with the fig and a note almost like mango, which is kept from over-sweetness by the juicy green smell. Then it ripens into that perfect woodsy-green-fresh blend, and finally lingers on a gorgeous cedar base. It even works on cool, cloudy days: instead of a sunny, sub-tropical island, I imagine a treehouse or wooden porch, shaded by large branches and offering shelter from a sky threatening rain. Exotic yet comfortable. A winner!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Holy grail perfume. It's quite possibly my favourite smell ever in terms of perfume. I've been wearing it since 2005 and I think I'm on my fourth bottle at least.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I received about 30ml of this in a swap. It's terrific. I adore fig scents and this is wonderful. For me, it's not too sweet, not too green (thank goodness for that), perfectly balanced. I wish it stayed on longer, but then again it could be that my nose is getting used to it. The first time I tried it, I went about with my wrist glued to my nose.