Tam Dao (2003)
    by Diptyque

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    Kain's avatar
    Iran Iran

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    When you take a look at the notes, you may think it's a heavy woody fragrance but actually it's a very smooth and sweet sandalwood with some spices and some floral notes in the background.
    At the opening you can smell a soft woody scent with a semi sweet musky scent and some green notes.
    It's very smooth and OK and there is nothing offensive here.
    As time goes by and in the dry down, you can smell a soft woody sandalwood with some spices and now the semi sweet musky scent changes to warm and sweet amber.
    It's very pleasant and soft.
    There is no changes in base.
    Projection is very soft and close to the skin and longevity is around 3-4 hours on my skin.
    The quality is good and women could easily use and enjoy this mellow woody fragrance.

    16 February, 2014

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    tempest moon

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    Much has been said about the sandalwood element here. Whilst I do detect the sandalwood vibe I must admit it is faint. I do notice the other woods here being more prominent, such as the cedar wood etc... Overall it probably shouldn't be looked at as an iconic sandalwood fragrance. Definitely a prominent woody scent but not exclusively a sandalwood one. Overall it's warm, very pleasant and the dry-down happens to be very nice. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to go anywhere else apart from smelling like high quality, freshly polished wood. In that way it's quite a linear fragrance. However worth a try, just not the masterpiece others claim it to be. But it is elegant and refined, definitely. If wood is your thing, you will enjoy, but it's not in any way ground-breaking in my opinion.

    21st November, 2013

    nonnative's avatar
    Italy Italy

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    a new favourite

    A very good and original fragrance. Powdery without the classical talcum effect that makes you smell like babies. I appreciated the magical combination of white and creamy notes with some spice addition. But why, oh why, adding green notes to such a beautiful scent? Perhaps too gourmand to become my signature scent, but already a new favourite of mine.

    Pros: unexpected and original
    Cons: why adding green notes to such a beautiful scent?"

    06 October, 2013

    RichNTacoma's avatar
    United States United States

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    Solid, but not much more

    Woodsy, with a great deal of sandalwood. This is a good fragrance, but nothing exciting or interesting to me. It just lacks complexity and depth.

    07 September, 2013

    hedonist222's avatar
    Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi

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    Tam Dao EdP review

    This is a review of the newer EdP:

    The EdP has copious copious amounts of sandalwood compared to the EdT.

    Being an EdP is smelled more intense.

    I get a tangy tart accord at the opening which is the lime/ginger accord.

    The tart/tangy accord is employed to diffuse the deep woodsy facet of sandalwood and give it character.

    Imagine sandalwood being dark and sticky, addition of lime/ginger makes the sandalwood tautly and more firm. The character I mentioned earlier. The coconut in it is the final touch that dilutes and diffuses the lime, ginger and sandalwood. These three notes are strong and the coconut milk note gently restrains them.

    The same school of thought is heavily used in South East Asian cuisine where coconut milk is added to curries. Alone, coconut milk is very one dimensional, bland even but when coupled with chillis and curries it takes on another role. It levies a soothing aura over the spice. Yin yang philosophies.

    Such skill and craftsmanship rendered to maintain balance with three very vivid notes.

    The EdP is achieved by taking the EdT's structure, adding much much more sandalwood, the ginger/lime/coconut accord above.

    I would not suggest the EdP for someone interested in cedarwood. The sandalwood envelopes the cedarwood.

    The EdP strongly reminded me of Wonderwood sans the CdG signature touches.

    02 September, 2013

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    The quiet, meditative drydown does it

    Im very delighted i found this (as it found me as it was given to me as a sample from a niche company)
    Niche worthy, gives me a good feeling wearing it
    Love the composure of all blended in one tranquillity potion.Its peacefull uberwearable and lovely.
    Opening and midpart to drydown are both amazing!
    Its almost if the cut off all ingredients by half blending it back to give each note a slight even balance.
    I dont know how to describe this but in my opninion this is scent intelligence.

    The quiet, meditative drydown is quite unique

    Thumbs up!

    Pros: Too many

    24 August, 2013

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