61% would repurchase
on 10/6/2017 8:30:00 PM
More reviews by MelissaMH
Breathtaking. I currently have a mini-obsession with Diptyque going on right now and this scent is why! I used to think that Philosykos was my one true love, but then I met 34 Blvd. Saint Germain. I was so intrigued by Diptyque's description of the scent as an amalgam of the house's most iconic scents that I bought it without first sampling it (I don't have a Diptyque counter near me, so I really have to rely upon my own imagination) and my sole regret is that I waited a full year to do so. Just as described, this scent is multi-layered and complex. Some may think that it's just a blend of the house's most popular scents and in some ways, that's true, but it's so much more than that. Initially, I wasn't that taken by it as I first found it to be almost too much wood and resin, but this is a scent that takes time to develop. Altogether, I get fruit, spice, green, and floral, slowly over time. On its own, it's fantastic, but layered with your favorite Diptyque scent, it's incredible. The packaging is also divine. Lasts all day on me, which is surprising for an EdT. I can't wait to try the white-capped, Spring version of this scent, which is supposed to be greener, and I love green. A must-have.
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on 10/1/2017 2:19:00 PM
Like many, my introduction to the French house of Diptyque came through its lovely candles, and the Figuier candle in particular, with which I fell madly in love. Imagine my delight when I learned that one of my most beloved perfume creators, Olivia Giacobetti, of Hermes Hiris and many others, had created a fig scent for the house. I made it my mission to track it down, and first came across the EdT formulation of Philosykos, which is a very different scent from the EdP. Both open with the creamy, lusciousness of the fruit of the fig tree, yet the EdP also brings the bark and wood notes to the forefront as well. Many people say cedar, and Diptyque does as well in their description of the scent, but I don't get cedar, rather, something sharper and greener than that (when I think of cedar, I think of Lutens' Feminite du Bois, and the cedar closet in my grandmother's home), like the bark of the fig tree itself.For me, the EdP lasts longer and projects further than the EdT, but that's not my expectation and not the reason why I own both formulations. They are very different creations, perhaps one for summer (the EdT), and one for winter (the EdP). If you're looking for a powerhouse, look else where. Even at their most brazen (Do Son), Diptyque scents are skin scents, and not Angel or Flowerbomb. And as popular as Philosykos is (it routinely sells out), I've yet to meet another who also wears it, which suits me fine.Don't expect to find Philosykos on a grey-market discount site. But at this writing, Diptyque's website is selling a 30 mL bottle of the EdP with a votive of Figuier for a great price, but only for a limited time.
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on 9/23/2017 3:33:00 PM
More reviews by lurketylurk
If you like Diptyque's Philosykos perfume, you will probably like this candle. They are very similar in scent. Very green, it smells like freshly cut branches from a fig tree. My only experiencei s with the votive size and its throw was enough to fill a small room but no more than that. I liked it but not enough to repurchase. I found the leafiness of it to be not my taste for a home fragrance - I think if it were a touch less sweet, I'd like it more.
on 9/5/2017 10:45:00 PM
More reviews by vgbluefire
I bought this product after seeing a Youtube video review. While I love the Youtuber who reviewed it, this product has been an absolute disappointment. Actually, if i recall correctly, even she said this product may be a hit for some, and a miss for others. For me, it was a miss because of 1) the scent, 2) the texture, and 3) usability. 1)The scent - what do I say? It is had to describe, except that it reminds me of the cleansing agent my relatives living in India used. I don't know if it was a soap for the body, or an agent to clean the bathroom. Whatever it was, I absolutely hated it. I don't know why this wasn't alone enough to rush back to the store to return it. 2) The texture is unsettling too. Its very chalky, gritty, and heavy, making it very hard to smooth/spread on to the skin. 3) Usability is nil to. Like I said, its very hard to spread on, harder to massage onto skin for exfoliating, takes a long time to dry if used for mask (longer than 10 minutes).Its even harder to wash off. Totally regret buying it, regret even more for not returning it, Additionally, it has very short shelf-life. It has started to separate, and develop mold/dark speckling - I should add that I have had this product for a couple of years. I scraped off the black, and use it has a foot scrub which is shameful but better than throwing it away (I think). The jar is also heavy and cumbersome to handle. Definitely not a repurchase.
on 8/12/2017 6:32:00 PM
More reviews by antolin1
This is another Tuberose hit for me, which I feel is well priced (Aprx. $150.00). I just adore the addition of Moroccan spices and benzoin. I adore how it’s not too feminine yet I’m not overpowered by masculine aspects either. I love how this scent is spicy pepper but also a bit salty. When I wear this, I feel like I am standing next to a small but extremely fragrant flower stand placed in the middle of a huge Moroccan spice market.
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