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.
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.
“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.