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L'Eau de L'Eau (2008)
by Diptyque

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L'Eau de L'Eau information

Year of Launch2008
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 45 votes)

People and companies

HouseDiptyque
Parent CompanyManzanita

About L'Eau de L'Eau

L'Eau de L'Eau is a shared / unisex perfume by Diptyque. The scent was launched in 2008

Reviews of L'Eau de L'Eau

The opening is enthralling: a spicy bombardment of warm, nicely-textured fresh bakery spices (cloves, ginger, and cinnamon) infused with sparkling, natural citrus notes (lemon, petitgran, mandarin orange). The cloves and cinnamon dominate the fragrance after the citruses quickly subside, forming a smooth but disappointingly shallow blend with some faint floral notes (geranium and lavender). Olivier Pescheux really could have woven this fragrance into a masterpiece if he had chosen a stronger base for this cologne; the tonka and benzoin underlying the spices and florals seem to redundantly strengthen the top and heart notes' natural sweetness instead of anchoring them in substance. If only there was a way to preserve the excellent citrusy opening, L'Eau de L'Eau would shimmer. Instead, it simply hums.

L'Eau de L'Eau would most likely make a fascinating layering tool over minimalistic, heavy scents in need of richer, more exciting top notes. On it's own, it seems to act as a beautiful canopy for a forest that simply doesn't exist. - foreverest
11th August, 2015
This is a perfect cologne for me, kind of a cleaned up Acqua di Gio without Calone, dry, sparkling and warm as the Mediterranean itself. It references the original L'Eau Diptyque, but it actually surpasses its forebear. Both are well-made, neither that original. This smells better and could be worn year-round by someone who likes clean scents.
19th December, 2014 (last edited: 04th February, 2015)
Well, nice. This lighter version has a clean, very slightly detergent but pleasant smell. If there are florals they aren't rose or jasmine, perhaps something like hyacinth, though I'm not 100% sure what that smells like. Sounds close, though. Looking it up. Okay, wrong. The spices threw me. Top: green mandarine, grapefruit, lemon, petitgrain, clove, cinnamon, ginger, pink peppercorns. Mid: geranium (wonder if that smells anything like hyacinth), lavender, orange blossom. Base: Benzoin, tonka, patchouli. Somehow these ingredients combine to create an olfactory impression of water! That's what the name means. It's an okay scent, but not for me.
22nd December, 2013
I really like this spicy eau de cologne. The cinnamon and clove twist adds a great depth to the classical lemon cologne vibe. It is impossible to overspray and creates a delightful aura around. It is a little bit weak in performance but it is OK. I think I'm buying myself a bottle.
25th February, 2013
An aromatic-citrus Eau De Cologne driven by a clove/cinnamon combo. It opens with zingy citruses and lavender to then introduce a spicy accord during the mid-phase that stays quite linear for a few hours to then turn into a sweetish and kinda balsamic resinous base. If you like cloves, this is a well crafted and pretty natural smelling concoction which results smooth and understated but somewhat forgettable and a tad anonimous.
29th May, 2012
This is intended to be a fresher, lighter version of L'Eau; and it succeeds. It is a pleasant combination of citrus and spice. In comparison to L'Eau, the citrus notes are brighter and more prominent. The spices are more a compliment rather than a dominant feature. The combination of citrus and spice works well together -- the scent is still somewhat old-school (reminiscent of a pot-pourri) but it is not as heavy and certainly not as clove-y as L'Eau. The ginger adds a nice note, not so noticeable in L'Eau.
30th November, 2011

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