Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Philosykos Eau de Parfum by Diptyque
No longer having my EDT sample of Philosykos handy, I'm at a loss to do a side by side comparison. Personally, I found nothing wrong with the EDT rendition as some seem to. The sillage and longevity were fine by me, but I'm never going to argue about anyone releasing a perfume strength version. I recall mentioning the EDT had subtle properties, but it was still substantial enough to be a winner.
Enter the Eau de Parfum. The old cliche of "richer" and a bit "deeper" seems to hold water as I wear this for the 3rd time. There's a sap quality inherent in this rendition that underlies the entire composition. You can experience it from the initial application and it seems to be a foundation that bolsters the green, fig and leaf aspects of Philosykos. It suggests a stickiness as opposed to milkiness, but I suppose that's up for debate depending upon who is wearing it.
I don't recommend getting rid of your EDT version and replacing it with this one. I like them both, but if I was ready to purchase Philosykos because I didn't own either, I would opt for the EDP. Sillage is very acceptable and longevity is 6 hours plus on my skin. Thumbs up ( again ) for Diptyque's Philosykos.