Good evening to you all!
Today I come to Do Son (EDT), which is a scent of diptyque. A brand I had discovered when I was new to the world of scents and looking for great fig scents. So I came across the excellent and super great Philosykos of Diptyque (EDT,... I like the EDP slightly less than the EDT). And I think Diptyque was one of the first niche fragrance brands I got to know.
Well, then I tested myself through some diptyques, found some great, some bad, how it is and tried among other things also this smell here, which I did not describe at that time, however, since I wrote at the beginning of my perfume existence still no Kommis! You can't imagine that, can you? I was just one who stuffed his lists, searched for new scents and only communicated with a few now and then. I think it should be 1-2 years before I become the nag of Parfumo :DD
(Don't say anything wrong!!)
Well, that's enough talking. Now, as I said, I'm coming to Do Son. A fragrance whose name comes from the coastal town of Do Son in Vietnam. Because one of the founders of Diptyque, Yves Coueslant, spent some of his summers in this city, where his father had built a small pagoda to spend some nice days there. And the scent here tries to capture the memories of that time there... which is a nice idea :)
The fragrance begins with neroli or orange blossom and is a little spicy with pepper. Whereby this is not black pepper, but pink pepper. Pink pepper is not pungent or peppery-piquant anyway, but rather sweetish-fruity, after all it is also a pepper berry and does not really belong to the pepper family, but still this pepper berry has a certain and light spice.
In any case, a little bit of iris comes out afterwards, which also makes the scent softer. Iris actually makes a fragrance more powdery, but here it smells creamy, probably because of the mix of fruity notes with the iris.
The tuberose gives a beautiful, floral-sweet fragrance that begins softly and gradually becomes stronger. The spiciness of the fragrance, which was not strong anyway, decreases quickly, as the fragrance becomes noticeably softer not only through the iris, but also a little later through resinous fragrances.
Towards the end, the fragrance is generally floral and sweet, with the floral notes in the foreground. The flowery notes sometimes smell a little stuffy or dry, as one is used to from some flower scents, but this doesn't seem to bother many as much as it bothered me, ... it's just a matter of taste. In the background the fragrance is still resinous and creamy, but for these scents you have to smell the sprayed area at the end, because in the remaining scent you can almost only smell flowers. A nice fragrance that has a little bit of an 0815 effect towards the end.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is quite okay, not very strong, but also not weak, from there as said "okay" dosed. You don't have to get soo close to smell it on someone.
The shelf life is quite good, as the fragrance lasts a little longer than eight hours.
The bottle is roundish bloated and filled with light yellowish scented liquid. On the front side you can see a also roundish (or rectangular with strongly rounded corners) label, on which you can see a black and white drawing of a pagoda on the beach or near the coast. The lid is black, cylindrical and high. A very nice bottle that also fits well in the hand.
So, that was Do Son. Hm, to be honest, it just seemed like a new scent to me, because I didn't remember the scent at all... but that's the way it is when you tried a scent only a few years ago. Anyway, it was a good thing I tried the scent again. What do you mean? Because he's quite nice. I actually think it's pretty beautiful.
Unfortunately it is a little too flowery for me, so that I don't feel it unisex, but more feminine, but it is a nice fragrance for you ladies, where I would recommend to try it, if you like orange blossoms and tuberoses. Strictly considered (or sniffed out... :D), the fragrance is not soo special anymore, because this fragrance has often been found in other fragrances in one way or another, but it is solidly made, has no synthetics and is just beautiful, even if slightly stuffy (for me anyway)!
It fits very well into spring and summer and can be used as a light day and holiday scent.
Soo people... as I said yesterday, my comments for the next three weeks will appear tomorrow at irregular intervals because I'm flying away. It's not a holiday in itself, but more of a kind of family visit, so I'll have a lot of time for myself there and can test scents (yeah, some scent samples are already packed!), but still it won't be like that during this time that there will be something new to read from me every day. All two to three days should be in it, I think, if I have Internet :D
... so you don't have to start crying that I'm gone :D
And don't even think about saying that a little break from me would do you any good, aaargh!!! :DD
Well, see you soon. Probably very soon. I hope so D
Well then, have a nice evening :)