Diptyque Philosykos: Summer 12 Months A YearTuesday, 14 June 2016
Summer means different things to different people - typically, it's the coconut, sweet scents that remind people of beaches and the sun and sand between their toes, but for me, summer has and always will be the freshness that it brings. Fresh linen that's been drying in the sun all day, the earth after it's rained on a hot day, and the freshness in the air when you're by the ocean.
It's no surprise that I instantly fell in love with Diptyque's Philosykos. So you can't bottle the smell of air, they've done the next best thing and captured the freshness I still associate with one of the best summers of my life, in the Mediterranean. It immediately has a very strong fig + wood like scent, which is a combination I adore. This isn't a sweet scent, it's probably not going to be for everybody but for those of you who steer towards the woodier, almost unisex type scents, this might be more up your alley.
For me, it instantly brings back memories of walking along a boardwalk in Croatia, the waves crashing against the stone wall, and the ground was literally covered with fallen figs - I remember counting them all (impossible) and adding up in my head how much they were costing me back home (currently 2 for $3 yikes). It was unbelievable how frequently you'd see a fig tree, I'd never been so happier - they're one of my favourite fruits!
So, it's a bit of a nostalgic perfume for me, but also an all round beautiful scent, perfectly fitting for someone who prefers a fresher scent over sweet. It's up there with my Escentric Molecule 01, and layered they are perfection.
FYI, if you're a fan of Diptyque's Figuier candle, then this one is for you. They're almost the same!
Do you have a perfume that has a certain amount of nostalgia attached to it? Or what's your favourite perfume?