Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Philosykos by Diptyque
Philosykos is supposed to be all about fig and some wood. I intermittently get the fig leaves and soft cedar, but I also get phantom whiffs of anise and coconut. The 3 listed notes of fig tree leaves, wood and white cedar create a larger totality. This accord is the entirety of the scent, but what a terrific fragrance for the correct occasion and weather.
I happen to be of the Italian persuasion and this has Sono Italiano written all over it. I can picture myself wearing this in an Italian garden with fig trees close by.....along with freshly tilled earth and on my table that awaits our meal sits an open bottle of Zambuca and a wooden cigar box.
I have previously owned Eau Lente and it also had Italian overtones due to the use of anise. I like Philosykos even better. It is more subtle, yet very noticeable and pleasant to boot. I simply love the collateral coconut note I keep getting and then PRESTO !!! It changes back to the green leaf of fig accompanied by polite wood notes. The entire composition is polite but steadfast. This is a winner in my book and absolutely worthy of a sample wearing.