I know one thing, DIPTYQUE KNOWS THEIR GREENS. And Eau de Lierre is no exception. Ivy plays a key role in this one. Unisex and leafy green (what else is new?), this one is slightly sweeter than most Diptyque fragrances (not a bad thing). A touch of musk and spice give this a good look for the warmer weather without being cloying. 8/10
Green fragrances are not the most popular, and not every perfume house offers one. Diptyque used to have two: Eau de Lierre and Virgilio. Virgilio, now discontinued, was the good one.
Eau de Lierre smells like a couple of classic green top notes, perhaps galbanum and tomato leaf, set at an excruciating volume and extended to tedious endurance by harsh synthetic floral underpinnings. It might make a good candle, but as personal fragrance its lack of balance and substance leave it feeling crude and grating.
Eau De Lierre opens with bitter green galore. Crushed leaves and other non-sweet aromatic notes such as leafy geranium. Fresh and quite realistic, inoffensive but very likable. Unfortunately it quickly turns into a generic clean modern musky thing with woody undertones to then, even more quickly, turn into nothing at all. Despite the relatively short lasting power, the fragrance is overall not bad but I can't help it from finding it a bit unnecessary…especially when compared to other incredibly solid offerings from the same house.
I believe if they would have marketed it as part of their *Eaus*, it would have played in the fragrance's favor.
I’m normally not a fan of musks, but they play so well in this absolutely gorgeous green fragrance. I feel so fresh wearing it. The ivy leaves are beautifully executed, per Diptyque’s signature style. Love.
Classy garden leaf. Certainly linear but I don't care, I love it. If you crave green scents without too much sweetness this is one to try.