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Olene for Women by Diptyque EDT Spray (Unisex) 3.4 oz
Diptyque Olene Eau De Toilette
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on 3/9/2016 10:35:00 AM
More reviews by LynxIsBack
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Now this is an interesting Jasmine:It starts out as a really pretty floral, exactly as Diptyque describes it.Does a near total disappearing act.Comes back in waves, but, just like the famed box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get:One minute it's a clean, luminous scent. Turn around to answer your boss and suddenly it morphs into a naughty, super indolic, bare butt in your face Jasmine.Before you can tame the out of control blushing and embarrassment it decides to behave like a society debutante and go all pretty paper white-ish. Just when you think you're safe and that your nose played a trick on you, OlĂ¨ne morphs again and you find yourself sitting in a cloud of compromising effluves that point you out in no uncertain terms as the nasty party girl with bad habits.It's really quite the trip, but not one to wear if you must appear professional and well behaved.
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 6/25/2013 6:38:00 PM
More reviews by sarahfeeni
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This is my third fragrance from Diptyque. I am not a huge perfume person and though I have an insanely strong sense of smell, I am not super skilled in describing in exact precision what a perfume smells like so bear with me :) Olene is the goddess of flowers so, as other reviewers have said, this is a pure floral perfume. Jasmine, honeysuckle and the tiniest bit of gardenia are what I smell but to me there is no one scent which dominates. It is EXTREMELY strong. I had a sample bottle which took me a while to get through. After purchasing the actual bottle I had to realize how much more product you get from one pump vs the tiny sample bottle. I way overdid it the first time I used it and it started to give me a headache. I had to change clothes to avoid getting a headache (and I really don't ever get headaches). My clothes smelled amazing the next day though! So the lesson with is (for me at least) is to use it lightly. A little goes a LONG way. I am glad I purchased the smaller bottle. Truly, this is a gorgeous scent and I am glad I finally have it. I miss the old Diptyque bottles. Not a fan of the new oval shape. But I love the labels and those haven't changed.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 2/1/2013 10:43:00 AM
More reviews by Elinorcordelia
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Really gorgeous scent - people also comment on my perfume when I wear this, though someone did once ask me if I was making jasmine tea! I agree with some other reviews that at first it is a little strong, but after a moment it is a truly gorgeous smell. So summery, and quite unusual. Adore diptyque!
on 12/27/2012 1:52:00 PM
More reviews by wigsnatcher
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Best points:-Long lasting with inoffensive sillage, really wears more like an EdP rather than EdT-Excellent jasmine note - not too ferral like Lust by Lush, but definitely intense enough to please lovers of this flower-Classy, sturdy bottle-Good for day wear, especially in the spring-Perfect for attaining that fresh, clean femme smellNot so great points:-The opening note is VERY strong and VERY rotten smelling-The dry-down is gorgeous but pretty basic; this is a non-distinct fragrance despite the oodles of jasmine-Left me slightly headachey - beware migrane sufferers!I bought my bottle for 50% off, which I think was worth it. I don't think I would have been willing to pay full price for this.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 12/31/2011 5:08:00 PM
More reviews by countess77
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
I have a big bottle, and use it mainly in the summer when I go to evening parties or weddings. So that´s why I wouldn´t re-purchase, becuase it is a big bottle. But, I like this very floral and summery scent. Let me tell you a story; at work an iranian woman approached me telling me that I smelled like the garden in her childhood home, of orange flowers. I think it also smells of honeysuckle. Very feminine and a bit sweet.
on 11/16/2011 2:25:00 PM
More reviews by pansylady
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I clearly remember the day I first sampled this lovely fragrance- it was a warm, beautiful September day in Stockholm- As Olene wove a wonderful comforting aura around me, I felt a sweet waveof nostalgia- it took a little while, but then I realized why- Olene is a scent double for Camay, a soap which was very popular when I ws a child- How I loved the softly fragrant pink, yellow, blue and white soap bars with a pretty cameo of a woman's head in profile embossed on them- thanks for bringing back this lovely aroma, Diptyque!
on 6/1/2011 12:37:00 PM
More reviews by Thewhitefeather
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Other, Other, Cool
Hair: Other, Other, Other
A review below mentions this smells like Mock Orange Flower (which naturally smells exactly like Neroli) but I have to disagree. Neroli is one of my favorite fragrances and I do not find it as the main note here. This is a lovely white floral; a gentle blend of many white flowers, neroli resemblance is down to a minimum, or at least no more than equal billing with the gardenias, jasmines and other white breezes which abound in this fragrance. A beautiful, graceful white flower blend, not unique, not out of the ordinary, but in some way it's more beautiful than most.
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 8/26/2010 6:35:00 AM
More reviews by tntntn
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Although they tend to be linear, I mostly love Diptyque fragrances. Maybe I have a short attention span but I quite like one-dimensional fragrances, if the note is interesting, pretty or unusual enough. Olene isn't particularly nice or interesting to me. It's a very loud white "JASMINE!!!! HELLO!!!! I AM WEARING JASMINE!!! DID I MENTION THE JASMINE??" floral.It reminds me of the 1980s - not Grace Jones and Wall Street, but the "classy 1980s" when it was hip to decorate your home with Pierrots. Thing is, even though it makes me feel like I'm a bob-haired Manhattan gallerist hosting a dinner party with Talking Heads playing in the background, it's not what I want from life in 2010.
10 of 13 people found this helpful.
on 3/6/2010 4:29:00 PM
More reviews by haddison
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
This should be renamed Syringa, because the scent is a perfect recreation of that flower (Philadelphus lewisii), also known as mock orange. Lighter than orange blossom, with a honeysuckle note. It immediately brings back warm summer days, with white blossoms along woodland paths breathing forth their sweetness.
on 11/12/2009 8:03:00 PM
More reviews by dtangled
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
I am hooked on Olene and I think in general all Diptyque products are totally underrated. Everyone in America overlooks them which is a total mistake - this is a company that has been devoted to fragrances for 60 years! The fragrances are on the expensive side but last a long time. Olene is a light and fresh narcissus and jasmine scent. I have a special spray technique learned from one of my chic London friends: four spritzes on each arm so the smell wafts out pleasantly as you move but never overpowers.
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