I don’t think I’ve done any fragrance posts yet, or shared with you my obsession with fragrances, but this particular fragrance is so worthy of a post. I really love collecting fragrances, but I’m not impulsive or excessive in how many I purchase and I like to take my time choosing. I like to try samples (and actually properly use them for a dedicated amount of time, and maybe get a second sample if the SA at Nordstrom is different from the first time) and then I move on to roller ball size before committing to a full-size perfume. Many times I will love a perfume enough to buy a roller ball size but it’s not every day, every occasion or year round perfume so I never graduate it to a full size. I actually don’t even think I fit into any particular fragrance box. I like woodsy and green a lot, I like gourmand, I like oriental and I like florals and citrus. Up until now I never considered myself as having a ‘signature scent’.
Philosykos by Diptyque is not just a fig fragrance, it’s woody, earthy, faintly sweet and it’s equally a summer and fall fragrance. It’s faintly sweet but not feminine, it’s also not overtly masculine. It’s green but not sharp. It’s soft but not simple. I can’t stop smelling it when I wear it and I want my house enveloped in this scent. I’ve been sampling this perfume all summer and into fall and I even have a little mini candle of this scent called Figuier which I got in a set during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I first discovered Diptyque fragrances when I went to Paris in 2016, although I’ve known about the brand for years I never really thought to try it or purchase any when I was in the boutique in Paris. I just found the names of the scents confusing and overwhelming and I had no idea where to start.
I love this fragrance so much that I’ve been using it every single day. I’m definitely putting in my request for the full-size fragrance on my Christmas wish list and if you are looking for a new unique fragrance to try, or a gift idea for someone else, you should definitely sample it.