Diptyque Do Son – My new favourite fragrance.

I cannot stop sniffing my wrists… I feel like Marilyn wearing her Chanel Number 5 perfume, except for the fact I am in pyjamas whilst cosseted under my duvet for a solitary day of blog writing. It just smells SO good.

 

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Scent is such a pleasure and an important part of my beauty routine, so I am incredibly picky when it comes to what fragrance I wear.  Some background: my other favourtie fragrances include Elizabeth and James Nirvana White (on my second bottle) and Diptyque Eau Rose (soon to purchase my third 100ml bottle – Merry Christmas to me!).

 

Diptyque is a fragrance brand that has had my heart for a while. The olfactory consideration and story behind each scent really sets Diptyque miles apart from the other luxury brands, especially those who market with crass visual campaigns themed around sex and/or money. Mentioning no names… Pacco Rabbanne and Gucci. These kind of fragrances are absolutely not for me.

 

Frabrice Pellegrin, the nose behind Diptyque Eau Rose, Heremes Calache Eau Delicate and Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay has created this gorgeous fragrance. Diptyque say the following about Do Son:

“Tuberose, Orange Leaves, Pink Peppercorns, Musk – Divinely mysterious tuberose unveils its powers of seduction on a bed of berries and flowers. It is embraced by the fresh sweetness of a sea breeze, like a pagoda on the edge of the Gulf of Tonkin.”

Interestingly, Tuberose is a rare night blooming flower, considered one of the most seductive of the floral scents. It has a carnal creaminess and velvety opulance that smells as seductive as it does expensive. Roja Dove, world famous nose and perfume historian describes Tuberose as ” the harlot of perfumery”.

 

My signature scent style is heady, fresh and warm – usually with white flowers or fresh Damask rose (which smells nothing like the English rose – a more powdery and cloying rose, in my opinion). Like Eau Rose and Nirvana White, Do Son has a very fresh, clean opening note before settling on my skin with a feminine, sensual warmth. For an eau de toilette, this has fantastic staying power and I can smell this on my skin the day after wearing it. I have received several compliments and am thrilled to have discovered this stunning fragrance.

 

 

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