I really like L'Ombre Dans L'Eau...blackcurrant leaves and Bulgarian rose. Philosykos is a very pleasant fig
Personally I like those two the best of all I've smelled.
Tam Dao sandalwood, rather sweet and (to me) not very interesting. Jardin Clos a mild floral with poor longevity Do Son is a tuberose (and other notes) L'Eau is cloves primarily, to my nose...didn't like it much. Ofrésia is supposed to be freesia...not unpleasant but didn't make much impression on me. Oyedo a very pleasant but short-lived citrus...
Virgilio (discontinued) magnificent green basil scent, like walking through grassy fields.
L'Eau Trois (discontinued) incredible dry myrrh-lemon-herb melange
L'Eau de Lierre, very perky green scent like ivy leaves
I like and own these.
Philosykos is a very figgy green scent, with hints of wood and something like coconut
Tam Dao is a great woody scent, mostly cedar and sandalwood.
Others appeal to me less, there are many different ones in the line.
Of all the Diptyque that I have smelled, the winner for me is L'ombre Dans L'eau. Diptyque frags are long lasting which is good! I don't usually repeat any frags in my wardrobe. However, if I finish my L'ombre dans L'eau, this is one that I wouldn't mind getting another bottle (100ml) of course. =)
In terms of cost per ml, I think they're one of the best values in niche scents. I'm only a big, big fan of a couple of their scents, but I like numerous, and in general find them well made with good longevity.
They have somewhat linear fragrances made with good materials and in some cases showcase inventive accords. Tam Dao (saw dust, cedar, sandalwood) and Philosykos (fig) have a large following.
I am currently trying Jardin Clos...its a nice green floral, unisex in my book, and showcases a good hyacinth note. The hyacinth is dense and green enough to lead me to believe that Diptyque either did actually use some hyacinth absolute (very rare) or used good aromachemicals such as terpineol, lyral, acetate, etc to successfully recreate the hyacinth note.
I find the scents that I've tried from their house to be mostly above average. Most notably Tam Dao and Philisykos. Tam Dao being an excellent sweet but not over the top sweet sandalwood fragrance. Philisykos being in a world of its own, excellent unique fig blend that's simply to die for. It does remind me a little bit of Burberry London though. Virgilio, although said to be discontinued is a nice grassy scent, but it reminds me too much of Corduroy by Zirh which is far cheaper, only difference is Virgilio is more green.. mostly in a fresh cut grass sense.
I just fell for Vetyverio in a big way. I find it to be a lightly floral vetiver, perfect for those who want something that is not too harsh or woody.
mandarin orange, grapefruit, lemon, bergamot, vetiver, carrot seed,
apricot, nutmeg, clove, ylang ylang, Turkish rose, geranium, cedarwood, musk
I recently reacquainted myself with Eau Lente and love it. I first tried it 10 years ago, liked it enough but set it aside and forgot about it. I attribute that to the fact that (a) at that time, I was in the relatively early stages of my fragrance journey/obsession and eagerly trying as many fragrances as I could, and (b) my understanding of what notes and fragrances types I truly like, as well as my ability to appreciate fragances in general, has become more refined.
That being said, my recently sampling of Eau Lente left me smitten. It's blending of cinnamon, Indian spices (at this point, I'm picking up some cardamom and cumin) and opoponax is wonderful. I'm planning to purchase a bottle when I visit the Diptyque boutique in New York next month.
I absolutely LOVE Philosykos, I always get complimented and asked what it is when wearing it, my next favorite from this house would have to be Vetyverio, although I've only tried roughly half of them.
Vetyvero isn't getting nearly as much love as it should. Rose and vetiver? Yesssss.
Diptyque's scents are all fairly organic and plant-like, but they're all quality and very genuine smelling. I think that they are better as scents than they are fragrances, but having gone through 2ml samples of 11 of their scents, I'd say they're a quality house with decent prices. I've heard incredible things about their candles too.