I have been a long time fan of luxury fragrance powerhouse Diptyque. The cruelty-free, natural fragrance brand is famed for their more than 50 unique, handcrafted scents. Founded in Paris, France at 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain (the namesake of one of their most iconic fragrances) in 1961, the brand’s name, Diptyque, is a French term derived from an art history term for a door with two identical windows on either side, which is just what their first boutique boasted.
Channeling their life experiences traveling the world, the brands three founders used natural expressions of fragrance, such as flowers, fruits, leaves, and experiences to craft each fragrance as an ode to their memories, and the memories all people who travel share. This wanderlust and the desire to capture ephemeral memories forever is something I feel each and every day, and perhaps that’s part of why I love this beautiful fragrance house so much.
I’ve amassed quite an extensive collection over the years, partially due to partnering with the brand several times to share their iconic products as they exist through the lens of my camera lens, and I’ve come to love six fragrances in particular. Here are six of my favorite Diptyque perfumes, ranked up to my very favorite scent. Thank you to Diptyque for providing some of the fragrances in this post. As always, I don’t write about things unless I truly love them, and this is one brand that has never disappointed me.
Before I begin, I’d like to take a moment to discuss how difficult it was for me to find a perfume that didn’t irritate my skin. I have such delicate skin, that unfortunately most cosmetics cause me to break out in hives, develop a migraine, or experience other unpleasantness. It’s why you’ll never see me sharing cheap or poorly made cosmetics, as they simply don’t agree with me. Diptyque on the other hand, is the only perfume I’ve ever been able to use without any issue. Although the price tag is a bit higher than most other fragrance companies, the thoughtfulness of each scent, paired with the quality, cruelty-free ingredients that Diptyque boasts, particularly in their perfumes, is the main reason I recommend them so highly.
I’ll walk you through the scent profile of each Diptyque perfume, and tell you why each one holds a special place in my heart, and explore a bit of the mythology and methodology behind each. If you’re interested in exploring more Diptyque perfumes for yourself, but don’t yet want to make the invest for each bottle, try one of their discovery sets, which come in a 5 count of differentfragrances, or a 10 count. These are the perfect size for traveling and allow you to sample different fragrances and discover how they interact with your skin’s unique chemical composition.
Scented with ylang-ylang flowers, ginger, pink peppercorn, and vetiver, this gorgeous scent is as intriguing as it is beguiling. It’s a beautiful floral scent for springtime and daytime wear. The star motif on the bottle, pictured above, references the star shape of the ylang-ylang flowers that comprise this fragrance. Currently this scent is only available in a Diptyque perfume.
Shop the full line of Eau Moheli below
Fleur de Peau
This new Diptyque fragrance has already earned two awards, Perfume Extraordinaire and Best New Women’s Fragrance by The Fragrance Foundation Awards London (FIFI Awards). Inspired by the legend of Psyche and Eros (Cupid), the god of love and romance, in Greek Mythology, this scent is romantic, determined and lingering. Psyche was a beautiful mortal woman whose dedication, kindness, and good looks won the affections of Eros, and their passionate love inspired Zeus to make her immortal so that they could always be together, despite the protestations of other mythological gods and goddesses, like Aphrodite.
Fleur de Peau has notes of pear, plum, iris, musk, ambrette seed, and undertones of pink peppercorn and cotton. This light, complex fragrance is perfect for everyday wear, but I reserve it for the times my husband and I go on dates, because he absolutely loves the way it smells on me.
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Eau des Sens
Comprised of bitter orange, orange blossom, patchouli, Angelica Root and Juniper berries, Eau des Sens is a beautiful tug of war between bitter orange and juniper berries and sweet orange blossom and patchouli. I love this playful scent, and in the summer its most likely what you’ll find me wearing.
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This woody Diptyque perfume relies heavy on Haitian and Javanese essence of vetiver, which is sustainably sourced and fairly traded. This exotic plant blends beautiful with hints of grapefruit, and rose, making it sublime, romantic, and easy to wear.
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I was given this Diptyque perfume as a Valentine’s Day gift from my husband last year, and I absolutely love it! It’s the perfect romantic, delicate floral fragrance, and since it utilizes the scent of roses in a subtle way, unlike many other rose scented things that smell almost dusty. Crafted with the finest, freshest damascena and centifolia roses.
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This is my favorite Diptyque perfume, which is saying a lot because I love them all. It’s so multi-faceted that I discover new olfactory tones with each subsequent wear. Meaning “friend of the fig” in Greek, this beautiful scent celebrates every aspect of delicious figs from the wood and bark to the milky, sweet flesh and its refreshing fragrance. This woody and fruity blend makes for a beautiful momento of summer days spent by the sea, enjoying fresh fruit under the sun. I simply can’t get enough of this beautiful Diptyque perfume!
Shop the full line of Philosykos below
On my wishlist
Florabellio, scented with apple blossom, lemon and hints of fresh coffee
Olene, inspired by Venetian gardens
Ofrésia, scented with freesia, carnations, and black pepper
Geranium Odorata, which reminds me of summers spent on the porch of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel
Until next time!
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Sophie eppolito says
I relate to your comment on sensitive skin… also very much in the market for a perfume. Thanks for the info!