Though I must confess I have never sampled a Diptyque fragrance, I have heard great things about Philosykos. Most things I have read or heard sing the praises of this particular offering. I will say, though, it sounds like it may be a bit sweet. But, I am going to recommend that one to you because of the high regard it is apparently held.
Vanilla- Eau Duelle
Sandalwood- Tam Dao
Each scent has it's own vibe. They're all quite wearable,but I think Eau Duelle is maybe the most feminine. Tam Dao really captures the smell of a carpenter's shop. Philosukos is a nice green fig scent.
Starts off green and gets a bit sweeter as it dries.
Diptyque is very nice fragrance house. Quality ingredients and unusual fragrances. My favorite Diptyque's (in order of preference) are:
L' Ombre dans L' Eau - a mix of rose and black current leaf - a very natural green scent.
Eau Duelle - tea and vanilla - one of the finest vanilla fragrances made.
Eau Lente - incense and spice
Tam Dao - pure idea of sandalwood
Phylosykos - green leafy fig
I have Tam Dao on one wrist, Ombre on the other, and samples of Philosykos and Eau Duelle in my purse!
Have you had a chance to take your Philosykos sample for a test drive yet? It is very high on my "to try" list, but, for one reason or another I keep putting it off. I am interested in hearing your take on it!