Guys, I could write poetry on how much I love this fragrance... I have developed a rather expensive love of Diptyque and I'm naming Philosykos Eau de Toilette (£75, 100ml) as my signature scent for this summer.
Diptyque is a French fragrance house which has its own store in London and is stocked in Liberty's of London as well as Space NK and John Lewis branches across the country. The 50ml bottle was £58 whereas the 100ml was £75, so spending just £17 more for twice the amount was a no-brainer for me because at the end of the day you're already spending quite a lot for the smaller bottle so why not go with the better value? I love the chic, stylish glass bottle and think it would look lovely on just about any dressing table.
The fragrance is hard to describe, but I'm going to try! It's just so complex with so many different undertones and as soon as you think you have it pinned down you discover another note. It's somehow deep and woody whilst still being slightly fruity, fresh and perfect for Summer. According to Diptyque, the main components of it are Fig Leaves and White Cedar Wood. The fruity element is quite feminine, whereas the woodiness adds a hint of masculinity. I could honestly smell this all day long and never tire of it!
When I first spray it the fragrance is amazingly strong, though it definitely fades throughout the day to being just about detectable by the time I get home. I don't re-spray during the day as I wouldn't want to carry around something so bulky in my handbag, though Diptyque do make little travel-size versions of this where you get 3 minis for £30, which is something I may well look into. You can also get an intense Eau de Parfum in this, if you want something stronger and more long-lasting.
It's not cheap but personally even if I'm using it every single day, a 50ml perfume usually lasts me a good year so this is an investment. If you find yourself bored of the typical summer fragrances from Boots and Debenhams, I definitely recommend giving Diptyque's unique offerings a go; you won't be disappointed!
What fragrance will you be wearing this summer?