I have had Eau de Lierre for a while, and I resonate with Dust B's review. Leaf is definitely where it's at, and when that's what I want, EdL is a good one to reach for. The name, by the way, is French for "Ivy Water," and that is really the feel get from it. Here is my capsule review of it:
I find this vaguely reminiscent of Bond No. 9 Gramercy Park. On the whole, I think I prefer this one, and it's a lot less expensive, too. The ivy note is a kind of linear theme here, but the other ingredients, the cyclamen and the ambergris in particular, give this a lift on the one hand and an anchor on the other. As far as green scents go, this is a pretty good one. The other Diptyque green scent, Virgilio, is much more herbal; Eau de Lierre is smoother, a little less harsh. I think I prefer it to Virgilio as well. (Ivy leaves, cyclamen, geranium, green pepper, ambergris, palisander [rosewood], musks.)Not to hijack this thread, but today at Barneys I smelled the new L'Artisan Parfumeur scent Fleur de Liane, another prominently leafy scent by Bertrand Duchaufour (L'AP Mťchant Loup, Timbuktu, Patchouli Patch, Dzongkha, Piment BrŻlant, Poivre Piquant; CDG Calamus and Mint; AdP Colonia Assoluta; three Dior Fahrenheit flankers). This one is built on four accords: guava leaf, ozone, white florals, and woods (ozone, marine and green notes, marigold, tuberose, magnolia, guaiac and cedar wood, vetiver, patchouli and mossy notes). What is most prominent is the green note, and that is what remained longest on my skin. The woods and florals are a background element, at least as it wears on me. One thing I am grateful for is that the ozone and marine notes are very well blended in, and don't trouble my nose as they do in some others.
I wonder if anyone else has tried it and cares to compare it to Diptyque Eau de Lierre? I would say it's more floral, more complex, and perhaps, more modern, but in a slightly retro way, a "deconstruction" of green scents in a modern vein.