Diptyque Philosykos?

    Diptyque Philosykos?

    post #1 of 21
    Thread Starter 

    From the moment I smelled it a few weeks ago, I have absolutely loved it. Before I smelled it, Creed's Millesime Imperial was my favorite, but Philosykos EDP is just absolutely amazing. I have a stressful schedule in my life and I find the figs and leaves to be very calming. It smells very natural and fresh, just like I would imagine an actual fig tree to smell like.

     

    Since I found I really like figs, I though I would try some other fig fragrances, I got Heeley Figuier and L'Artisan Premier Figuier Extreme. I found that I don't like them as much as Philosykos. They are nice, but Philosykos is just awesome. I do have a longevity issue with it as it only projects about 4-5 hours.

     

    So my questions are: What do you guys think about this fragrance? Is it a good first purchase and worth the money?

     

    Thanks!

    post #2 of 21

      I think it's an excellent fragrance and I'm very happy to own it. 

     

     I debated a long time between the EDP and EDT, but finally went with the EDT. I'm sure I'd be as equally pleased with the EDP. 

     

     Beautiful. 

    post #3 of 21
    It's a great scent and I also enjoy it. Diptyque is a solid house.
    post #4 of 21
    Definitely worth the purchase - an excellent scent as already stated.
    post #5 of 21

    Yeah, it's great. It's a nice one to overspray, too!

    post #6 of 21

    I like the fig scents too; nice combo of green + fruit.

    Philosykos is nice!

    Have you tried the Hermes Jardin sur Nil and Jardin en Mediterrenee? I like those, too.

    post #7 of 21

    Agree! The best fig ever! I prefer the EDT. 

    post #8 of 21

    philosykos is wonderful! another fig scent i like a lot is annick goutal's ninfeo mio.

    post #9 of 21

    I'll continue the love for Philosykos...an exceptional, uplifting fragrance.

    post #10 of 21
    Philosykos never lets me down!
    post #11 of 21
    Based on the the scent alone it's definitely worth it but the longevity is so poor on me from both the edt and the edp that I haven't made a purchase. If I could find it at a really good discount I would get it.
    post #12 of 21

    ah, my first niche purchase and also intro to Giacobetti. I'd say yes, it's worth a buy. Absolutely agree that projection is meh, and longevity isn't great but 4-5 hours is ok. It's such a nice scent I don't mind spraying it again! And for the price, it's not cheap, not expensive, it's middle road, so your call. If you can get a bottle on discount like second hand online then definitely go for it. the fact that you made a thread all about it means you like it and are unsure everyone else's opinion so don't want to 'make a mistake'.

     

     

    My call? I'd say go and buy it and (in this case literally) keep calm and spray on.

    post #13 of 21
    Very good, but better as a room spray.
    post #14 of 21

    I find Philosykos magical and uplifting - quite the best fig foliage perfume that I have smelled. Yes, longevity is middling, but one can reapply without too much of a clean musks or woody aromachemical buildup. Just get it thinking you'll use this generously and you'll do fine.

    I was never bothered by the size of its trail - I could smell it on me and that was enough.

    post #15 of 21
    Try Ichnusa by Profumum Roma.
    post #16 of 21

    I like Philosykos, but preferred Fig Leaf & Sage by Keihl's, during my recent figstravaganza. Cheap too!

    post #17 of 21
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Arij View Post

    I like Philosykos, but preferred Fig Leaf & Sage by Keihl's, during my recent figstravaganza. Cheap too!

    Thanks for sharing! I will check it out.
    post #18 of 21
    Acqua di Parma's Fico di Amalfi is the best fig scent to me. Plus way longer lasting than Philosykos.
    post #19 of 21

    I smelt this recently too, and it stuck with me.

     

    The EDP is fantastic and it really sticks on clothes. I wore this, then wore Aventus the next day, and my jacket smelt more like Philosykos than it did Aventus. 

    8/29/13 at 7:28pm

    Willanhanyard said:



    From the moment I smelled it a few weeks ago, I have absolutely loved it. Before I smelled it, Creed's Millesime Imperial was my favorite, but Philosykos EDP is just absolutely amazing. I have a stressful schedule in my life and I find the figs and leaves to be very calming. It smells very natural and fresh, just like I would imagine an actual fig tree to smell like.

     

    Since I found I really like figs, I though I would try some other fig fragrances, I got Heeley Figuier and L'Artisan Premier Figuier Extreme. I found that I don't like them as much as Philosykos. They are nice, but Philosykos is just awesome. I do have a longevity issue with it as it only projects about 4-5 hours.

     

    So my questions are: What do you guys think about this fragrance? Is it a good first purchase and worth the money?

     

    Thanks!

    8/29/13 at 7:36pm

    Buysblind said:



      I think it's an excellent fragrance and I'm very happy to own it. 

     

     I debated a long time between the EDP and EDT, but finally went with the EDT. I'm sure I'd be as equally pleased with the EDP. 

     

     Beautiful. 

    8/29/13 at 7:54pm

    CapriDog said:



    It's a great scent and I also enjoy it. Diptyque is a solid house.

    8/29/13 at 8:30pm

    hednic said:



    Definitely worth the purchase - an excellent scent as already stated.

    8/30/13 at 12:51am

    deadidol said:



    Yeah, it's great. It's a nice one to overspray, too!

    8/30/13 at 6:12am

    james1051 said:



    I like the fig scents too; nice combo of green + fruit.

    Philosykos is nice!

    Have you tried the Hermes Jardin sur Nil and Jardin en Mediterrenee? I like those, too.

    8/30/13 at 6:28am

    tristan1973 said:



    Agree! The best fig ever! I prefer the EDT. 

    8/30/13 at 9:16am

    spaceamidlove said:



    philosykos is wonderful! another fig scent i like a lot is annick goutal's ninfeo mio.

    8/30/13 at 9:30am

    Grungevig said:



    I'll continue the love for Philosykos...an exceptional, uplifting fragrance.

    9/1/13 at 12:54am

    VintagePoison said:



    Philosykos never lets me down!

    9/1/13 at 5:56am

    chili_willi said:



    Based on the the scent alone it's definitely worth it but the longevity is so poor on me from both the edt and the edp that I haven't made a purchase. If I could find it at a really good discount I would get it.

    9/1/13 at 6:51am

    Master-Classter said:



    ah, my first niche purchase and also intro to Giacobetti. I'd say yes, it's worth a buy. Absolutely agree that projection is meh, and longevity isn't great but 4-5 hours is ok. It's such a nice scent I don't mind spraying it again! And for the price, it's not cheap, not expensive, it's middle road, so your call. If you can get a bottle on discount like second hand online then definitely go for it. the fact that you made a thread all about it means you like it and are unsure everyone else's opinion so don't want to 'make a mistake'.

     

     

    My call? I'd say go and buy it and (in this case literally) keep calm and spray on.

    9/1/13 at 9:47am

    treeman5823 said:



    Very good, but better as a room spray.

    9/2/13 at 9:50am

    gimmegreen said:



    I find Philosykos magical and uplifting - quite the best fig foliage perfume that I have smelled. Yes, longevity is middling, but one can reapply without too much of a clean musks or woody aromachemical buildup. Just get it thinking you'll use this generously and you'll do fine.

    I was never bothered by the size of its trail - I could smell it on me and that was enough.

    9/2/13 at 5:31pm

    MiniMasterMike said:



    Try Ichnusa by Profumum Roma.

    9/2/13 at 8:51pm

    Arij said:



    I like Philosykos, but preferred Fig Leaf & Sage by Keihl's, during my recent figstravaganza. Cheap too!

    9/2/13 at 8:56pm

    CapriDog said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Arij View Post

    I like Philosykos, but preferred Fig Leaf & Sage by Keihl's, during my recent figstravaganza. Cheap too!

    Thanks for sharing! I will check it out.

    9/4/13 at 8:34am

    jaymatff said:



    Acqua di Parma's Fico di Amalfi is the best fig scent to me. Plus way longer lasting than Philosykos.

    9/4/13 at 11:57am

    HAllen said:



    I smelt this recently too, and it stuck with me.

     

    The EDP is fantastic and it really sticks on clothes. I wore this, then wore Aventus the next day, and my jacket smelt more like Philosykos than it did Aventus.