Diptyque Eau Duelle Eau de Parfum is an easy-to-wear, smooth, spiced vanilla with a touch of woods. The vanilla is the star right here, and it begins off extra spiced and woody earlier than drying right down to one thing extra powdery and veil-like. It’s gauzy, refined, and intimate with a reasonably linear journey, making it excellent for somebody on the lookout for a sheerer vanilla that doesn’t get too candy or cake-like. These are the notes:
- high notes: pink peppercorn, juniper berry, inexperienced cardamom, elemi
- coronary heart notes: frankincense, calamus, black ceylon tea
- base notes: bourbon vanilla, fernat vanilla, Haitian vetiver, cypriol
It opened with heat, bourbon vanilla–boozy, a bit of powdery, and candy–with a touch of spice, in all probability pepper and a few smoky incense coming via. There was a pine woodiness within the first 30 seconds however was obliterated by the vanilla. Given a couple of minutes to choose my pores and skin, the vanilla misplaced its booziness and have become extra powdered. Eau Duelle was a smooth, spiced vanilla with a backdrop of a smoky incense and barely-there woodiness. Within the first half hour, the frankincense added refined smoke however extra alongside the strains of spice, which made the vanilla really feel richer and deeper.
Whereas the vanilla appeared on the powdery aspect, after an hour, it wasn’t as candy or as spiced, so I’d described as a softer, sheerer vanilla–nearly like sporting cashmere. From this level, there have been little in the best way of shifts between notes; it remained a smooth, evenly spiced vanilla that grew to become extra powdered and extra vanillic via the drydown.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain effectively right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a evaluation was made, e.g. a evaluation from 2010 could not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
It had low sillage and decrease projection; it was undoubtedly an intimate perfume that sat upon pores and skin and was arduous to note quite a lot of inches away from pores and skin, although on my pores and skin, there was sufficient energy to discern the notes and journey of it on. It was shorter-wearing for an eau de parfum, because it did turn into tough to search out on my wrist after eight hours of wear and tear.
It’s a well-done vanilla perfume for these on the lookout for a richer, spicier vanilla and one thing that doesn’t get too sugary-sweet. I’ve Loree Rodkin’s Gothic I, which is richer and has higher put on/projection, however this might be price contemplating if I didn’t have already got Gothic I.
Out there Sizes
- 75ml for $190
- 0.7ml pattern for $6