Sounds potentially interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Diptyque will launch Eau Duelle, a new unisex fragrance and a ‘unique interpretation of vanilla’, this September.
Eau Deulle was developed by perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin, and follows vanilla on its journey along the Spice Route. Additional notes include cardamom, elemi, juniper, saffron, calamus, black tea and amber.
Diptyque Eau Duelle will be available in 50 and 100 ml, concentration unknown, and in solid perfume.
Sounds potentially interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Notes sound intrigueing.
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Sounds very Tea for Two, if you ask me. The saffron in the list of notes scares me.
I smelled it - it is a musky, slightly animalic vanilla decorated with various other notes but definitely dominated by the vanilla. I liked it a lot and would definitely recommend a try.
It smells really quite similar to Creed's Sublime Vanille - to the extent that I wondered if the same perfumer did it. No difference in quality in my opinion and about 1/10th the price.
mike - the tea is quite a subtle background smoky note
Its an EDT
I like the idea of having the vanilla complete with cool spices and some greens (as per the article on the front page).
Could this be another Eau Lente for me? Love that stuff.
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After the disappointment that was Vetyverio, hope this will be more solid...
It also reminds me a little of L'Instant because of the fresh/vanillic contrast idea
Hmmm...intriguing. I have yet to sample Creed Sublime Vanille. Hirch, how would you describe the vanilla itself? More on the resinuous & smoky side or warm and creamy? And with the tea and biscuit notes, is the style noticeably 'gourmand'?
I've always found Diptyque fragrances favorably 'potent'.
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hirch - is it as radiant and 'bright' as L' Instant (I'm assuming you're talking about L' Instant Pour Homme)?
Anyone else smell this? I can't wait to smell it.
I tried it a few days ago. Its got a little too much Vanilla in it. But not in the bad way. In the really good way but I prefer less vanilla essence. The boutique had all the ingredients laid out on a table. I got to smell each ingredient like juniper berries, white vanilla, black vanilla, saffron, tea, pink pepper. This is all that comes to mind. The good thing is that I think the Vanilla is a top note as it quickly evaporates.
I just got a sample of Eau Duelle, so I imagine I will post my thoughts about this as soon as I have the opportunity to test it.
I can't wait to hear your impressions Mike. The notes in this one are very appealing, vanilla, juniper and amber - nice combo.
Received my bottle about two weeks ago from Diptyque. They included a tin of solid perfume of the same scent. A wonderful
vanilla prominent scent IMO. I like it a lot.
I did NOT like it. Not necessarily for any reason other than personal preference though. It's true what some people have mentioned about it, that's it's a green fragrance at heart. But because of this I find the addition of a very prominent, true vanilla accord to be odd and not to my liking. Too dissonant.
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I've heard from a friend, that this is a fantastic vanilla scent.
I would say its a warm smokey tea vanilla , I love it
Wore it today, from a sample.
I must agree with hirch's references to Creed's Sublime Vanille, they are very similar. I smelled almost no tea, but then again I can be sort of anosmic to this note. It smells salty, sweet and just green enough to balance it all out. I found the longevity above average.
The biscuit note is almost buried underneath the vanilla, but it's there ever so subtly. I am reminded of breaking apart those vanilla sandwich cookies (with the white cream center) with my teeth and licking the insides right before I bite into the hard cookie exterior. Nonetheless I don't want to paint the picture that this is a gourmand, because to me it isn't. It's not as 'comfy' as many of my vanilla prominent fragrances (like my Guerlains) - it has a crispness to it that gives it a polished and exacting sort of texture. It is this facet, that IMO makes it entirely unisex.
Well, I will pass on this considering that it is a vanilla prominent fragrance although if I every get a chance to sample it, I will for posterity sakes.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
'Crisp' is a pretty apt description. The vanilla here is not quite as sweet as SDV's, tempered as it is by the tinge of spices. I admit Eau Duelle may be a little subtle for some but that's precisely why I LIKE it. Other than the green nuances typical of Diptyques its transparent feel is more reminiscent of a L'Artisan. Definitely a departure from the likes of Eau Lente and imo more wearable.