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Fleur de Peaux (2018)
by Diptyque


Fleur de Peaux information

Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 10 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerOlivier Pescheux
Parent CompanyManzanita

About Fleur de Peaux

Fleur de Peaux is a shared / unisex perfume by Diptyque. The scent was launched in 2018 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Pescheux

Fleur de Peaux fragrance notes

Reviews of Fleur de Peaux

Stardate 20180503:

One of my favourites this year.
Musky Rosy Iris. I dont think many have tried to make this combination.
Dior's Gris Montaigne has the similar musk-rose accord but is more loud. The iris in P'eau mutes the accord and gives it a soft glow.
I wish they had use the more animalic musk instead of the white one. But I will take it.
Performance is excellent - which is expected from Diptyque.

03rd May, 2018
Fleur de Peau opens with a lovely iris on my skin: slightly carroty and mostly woody. There is nothing overly metallic or rooty, nor is it excessively starchy thanks to a discreet buttery sensation of orris.

What soon follows is a soft, vaporous white musk light as a feather. Tiny sparkles of fruity spiciness and fruity liqueur nuances stemming respectively from pink pepper and ambrette pop out here and there, but are rather short-lived. The musk feels mostly clean without evoking laundry products, partly owing to the vegetal sensation of ambrette.

Iris and musk then start this long, graceful waltz. There is at first a very faint animalic nuance about 30 minutes after initial spray. Combined with the soft creaminess of iris, it creates a fleeting illusion of a plush yet lightweight suede. Later on, as this humming warmth dissipates, the airy musk is infused with this cool, almost minty sensation of geranium and the fluffy, delicate sweetness of heliotrope. The resulting chiffony skin scent is at times clean and vegetal, and sensual with a delicate musky sweetness.

I suppose the name comes from "à fleur de peau" in French, and it indeed stays extremely close to skin. I actually got a 9-hour longevity, but as the scent itself is very diaphanous, I frequently thought it disappeared, only to find it still lurking around when sticking my nose on my wrist. And the last 3 hours mostly smells like the kind fo clean white musk in the late dry down of Penhaligon's The Revenge of Lady Blanche and Byredo Blanche.

While I'm not bowled over by Fleur de Peau, as a fragrance inspired by clean skin scent, it's solidly made in the effortless elegant style of Diptyque, easygoing without being banal. I'd definitely recommend it to those who are looking for a gauzy musky skin scent with a beautiful iris touch.
06th March, 2018

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