Vinaigre de Toilette and L' Autre
From the Diptyque line which one is the most interesting /strange/weir/ different ? ( if any )
Vinaigre de Toilette and L' Autre
L'Autre in terms of fragrance, but I think Essence Of John Galliano is probably the weirdest Diptyque scent on the market. It's really great, a cacophony of birch bonfire and incense. Unfortunately it's a limited edition, though. I guess there was only so much juice they could squeeze out of one man...
Philosykos - Who would have thought that figs in a scent could be done so well.
Tam Dao - Nice cedar sandalwood scent that makes DIY work most enjoyable.lol
My experience is that the Diptyque scents are wonderful but have no lasting power. I do like L'Ombre Dans l'Eau.
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Jack, if you don't like the price, there are some cheaper "substitutes" like Marc Jacobs for men (more like wet leaves and no creamyness. MJ is like a cold wet rainy day and Philosykos is like a hot sunny one, in my mind.
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I think a lot of these push the envelope. L'Autre is intensely spicy (as in cumin). Oyedo is sort of like tangy-grape candy.
The easiest to wear for me is Tam Dao.
I love Eau Lente, but I wouldn't call it weird.
Philosykos is rather strange to me, despite it being one of the more popular selections from Diptyque...wet, chopped banana leaves with coconut and fig accents.
"It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."
I am also a fan of Eau Lente.
I have every fragrance put out by Diptyque in my collection and for me Tam Dao and Eau Lente stand out.
Diptyque is one of my favorite houses. I own many of them and have tried nearly all of them. While Tam Dao, Philosykos, Eau Lente, L'Ombre dans L'Eau, Oyedo and others are interesting fragrances, they aren't that strange or different. But all are definitely worth a try!
For interesting/strange/weird/different I would strengthen the above recommendations of L'Autre and John Galliano. I am not familiar with the Vinaigre de Toilette mentioned by Mike, but it sure sounds intriguing. I would also add the original L'Eau Diptyque to the list. It's one of my favorites of the Diptyque line, a clove dominated potpourri bomb which is certainly different than many contemporary fragrances.
I love this house's products. I own most of the edts. They last shower-to-shower on me, and I suspect would last 36 hours on me if that came to be. I'd like to give a run down on them here, but I think they're wonderful, so I'll say that and leave it at that.
Another weird one that hasn't been mentioned is Ofresia. Amazing stuff. You don't forget it after you smell it.
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Another one for the magnificent EAU LENTE. I also like very much L'EAU DE NEROLI, L'EAU DES HESPERIDES, L'EAU DE TAROCO, L'OMBRE DANS L'EAU, EAU DE LIERRE, OYEDO....
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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I recall trying Ofrésia up to three times, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was like.
I don't think Diptyque has any out-and-out "weird" scents; just pleasantly uncommon ones. I own big jugs of Tam Dao and Philosykos, decants of Oyédo and Eau Lente and I wouldn't mind owning some L'Eau de Néroli, Essence of John Galliano, Opôné or L'Eau Trois.
From that list, Oyédo is perhaps the weirdest: smells like sucking on an orange-flavoured hard candy while simultaneously chewing on a sprig of thyme. Whether that sounds pleasant, I'll leave up to you.
Isn't their John Galliano offering a room spray? I've always loved the candle.
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I wonder if it's safe to wear, or alternatively, spray on clothes. ( Other members feel free to chime in if you have an answer! )