24 September 2013

Diptyque Philosykos, worth the hype?


I'm pretty easy when it comes to scents. Fruity, floral, spicy, I like pretty much all scents - except aniseed and marzipan. Perfume wise I have quite a selection, both from the cheapest of the cheap on the high-street, to a select few high-end scents which are treated like prized possessions, to be used sparingly and for 'special occasions'. In my time of reading beauty blogs and running my own, there's one scent which just kept popping up everywhere; Diptyque Philosykos. Everyone seemed to either have it and adore it, or lust after it, but I didn't get the attraction. Diptyque are infamous for their very high-end scents and it's just never a brand I ever considered, let alone thought I would own something from. 

Back in April whilst shopping before the London meetup I arranged with Sophie and Lisa, a few of us popped into Liberty. If you walk into Liberty from the back entrance, you walk through the seriously tempting chocolate and sweet counters, straight into the Diptyque room. I decided to see what all the fuss was about and so I stopped mid-step, picked up Philosykos and spritzed myself. And that was that; there was no point from that moment on-wards that I could imagine my life without this scent. Sounds a bit melodramatic, right? 

To me, Philosykos is like being home. With the most exquisite, true scent of freshly ripened figs I have ever smelt in a beauty product before, this takes me straight back to a road side in Cyprus in the blazing heat, buying fresh figs off of the back of a van. As soon as I smell this, every single time I use it, I instantly feel like I'm back in Cyprus. The scent is soothing to me, it feels natural and it's so unbelievably beautiful - it's the most precious scent I own. Easily the most expensive fragrance I have ever bought, I think Diptqyue Philosykos is stuck with me for life now, because I genuinely don't think I could ever be without this scent. Worth every penny - for the memories alone, if not the most beautiful scent in the World. (Liberty, 50ml, £50)



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  1. This sounds delightful!! :D I love figs!
    Great review :D

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  2. Oh this sounds great, are you from Cyprus or lived there then? I never knew. I used to live in Italy, x

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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    1. Born and bred Nottingham gal, but my family are from Cyprus and it's where I always feel most content and 'at home', if that makes sense :) xo

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  3. Out of interest with it being an Eau de Toillette do you find it stays long on the skin. Since hitting 30 I have found I can't use anything but Eau de Parfum as it ends up fading after a few hours?
    I love the idea of this scent though. Do they have it in Eau de Parfum?

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    1. With this particular scent I find the scent sticks around for a good few hours. I do like to pop some more on as the day goes on, but I think that's more because I'm so addicted to the scent haha! I am not sure if they do an Eau De Parfum - You'd need to check the Diptyque website :) xo

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  4. I'm with you, this just smells like holidays to me. It's absolutely gorgeous, I just wish the price tag wasn't quite so hefty! x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. Me too! It made my purse weep for weeks after I bought this. But so very much worth it :) xo

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