Eau Duelle 2013Eau de Parfum

Eau Duelle (Eau de Parfum) by Diptyque
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Eau Duelle (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Diptyque for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by Manzanita Capital. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Bourbon vanilla, Pink pepper, Cypriol, Calamus, Frankincense

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (220 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (180 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (176 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (170 Ratings)
Submitted by TheDrake, last update on 16.10.2020.
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7
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8
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Itchynose

38 Reviews
Itchynose
Itchynose
Helpful Review    3  
Good things come to those who wait
Oftentimes the initial stage of a fragrance is the most exciting part and it's rare –at least for me– for the fading drydown to beat an opening full of fireworks. Eau Duelle is one of such exceptions: a scent that requires patience in order to reach the proverbial pot of gold.

The first few minutes may come across as too loud or agressive particularly for a Dyptique fragrance, usually so full of restraint. There is an abundant bright spice that is fizzy like ambroxan, and it combines with cypriol oil to create an almost sour accord that the most sensitive nostrils won't appreciate. Thankfully this stage doesn't last too long.

Once the spice settles the real protagonist rears its head. It's a warm, slightly powdery and very pleasant vanilla –far from sickly sweet– next to some wood and incense. This is a much more enjoyable combo that comes to the forefront fully as time goes by, ending up in a sober, unisex vanillic woodwork smell with a hint of smoke. It's a perfume that could be categorized as spicy, woody and sweet but it never approaches gourmand territory.

A few hours later most of the notes are gone and there is just a faint vanilla scent on the skin, so comforting that one wishes it would never fully fade away.
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5
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4
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7
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Pollita
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Pollita
Helpful Review    16  
Vanilla and frankincense in perfect harmony
Whoa! With phytotherapy like my Vorrender Schnoork I can't get around the corner now, even if I find it unspeakably exciting. But I like Eau Duelle at least as much :)

Had the EdT and me previously only last year after the felt fourth or fifth bottle used up the unfortunately even more expensive EdP granted. First of all I have to say that the EdP doesn't last forever and just like the EdT it stays very, very close. On the one hand a bit of a pity, but on the other it's always just right if you don't want to be touched by the scent. That's one I even wear to the doctor or the osteopath without a guilty conscience.

What I particularly like about Eau Duelle is the combination of vanilla and incense. Since another scent madman had fixed me with Weihrach and I possess also the one or other incense smell, I had to test this combination absolutely, because vanilla belonged always to my favorite notes. It was clear that he would move in with me immediately and accompany me for many, many years now.

And yes, I think Vanille Insensée from Atelier Cologne also plays in this league. At first I thought if you had one, you wouldn't need the other. I was totally wrong about that, because you need both. The differences are fine but still significant. Because the smoky of Eau Duelle doesn't have vanilla insensée at all. I always like to wear both of them at customer meetings, so you never do anything wrong. And: Both of them are always used when I can't make up my mind after having inspected all my bottles umpteen times. They really always leave. Whether it's 30 degrees outside or snowing
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9.5
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7
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EdithLyri
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EdithLyri
Top Review    10  
Incense resin and a vanilla that adorns itself
Many write about "smoke" smell when they describe the smell. I disagree. When I smoke, I suddenly flee - that's one of the worst smells ever for me. But there's no smoke in Eau Duelle.
Incense is in Eau Duelle, yes, a lot of it. But it's not the smouldering smoke, it's the sweet-spicy resin pellets BEFORE they're lit.
I was an altar boy for years and sniffed directly at the incense jug several times. That's a wonderful smell, I tell you, so noble, so exotic, almost honey. And that's how Eau Duelle smells to me.
Incense resin, that's the main chord, sweet balsamic resin. The fragrance begins with a tangy spicy bergamot note, accompanied by pepper, the other spices at most minimally supportive recognizable. An unsweet bourbon vanilla rounds off the creamy fragrance, but you have to make an effort to consciously smell it. So for me, the fragrance is actually mainly a spicy resin fragrance with a very linear progression. Only later the vanilla comes out a little stronger, but I had to rub my nose on my wrist.
The scent is unfortunately not durable at all on me. By the time the base notes come out stronger, the scent is already so weak that it's almost gone. Too bad, too bad. Because the vanilla is really very beautiful, no vanillin, an absolutely natural Bourbon vanilla fragrance like the pods.
I still think Eau Duelle is beautiful, it contains only scents I like. Extremely close, comforting, rather a night scent or late twilight when the sky is purple. But he could have been a bit more durable. "I don't find resin and vanilla at all, I rather find them "made for each other"
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Maryam1410
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Maryam1410
Top Review    19  
I want to wrap myself in this scent
It was really absolute instant love when I received a sample of Eau Duelle from a dear Perfuma. Once sprayed, I was there. I got hit hard.
Enough has been said about the scent of those who know their way around. I'm not gifted at all.

I only recognize vanilla. The most beautiful vanilla ever. Not sweet pudding, but bitter, warm, enveloping. When I smell this wonderful scent, I feel embraced and safe. Peaceful. Happy. Full. Somehow it's got me all the feel-good synapses. Wonderfully beautiful, long lasting. A smell like home. Like a warm fireplace room when you come from a snow walk.

Pah, I'm totally unpoetic, but I can't resist these pictures. The Eau Duelle is sure to pull in a bottle sometime
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Oriane

108 Reviews
Oriane
Oriane
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Nice but not Especially Memorable
Eau Duelle is the first fragrance I have smelt from this house. On my skin it opens with a very fresh and aromatic juniper, accompanied by spicy pink pepper. This is followed by the tea note and what must be saffron. Then, strong notes of vanilla and elemi follow and persist until the end.

ED is nice. It is pleasant enough. I do not dislike it, but it is not a stunning fragrance. It reminds me a little bit of Habanita EdP, although I find Habanita more appealing than ED. At moments it seems to approach gourmand status but not quite. It has a certain degree of sweetness, but the sweetness is tempered by the spiciness and the tea note.

Eau Duelle is unisex, office friendly, welcome in almost any venue. I do not see it as a date night fragrance, though. I can imagine anyone from 20 somethings to 60 somethings wearing it. I think it would wear well year round, but it may be more comforting on crisp Autumn days and nights as the tea, vanilla, and elemi notes lend a snuggly dimension to it. For those of you who have tested ED and fallen in love with it, the good news is that it has stellar longevity which is rather uncommon these days.

Overall, ED is pleasant but not especially memorable in my opinion. Of all the listed notes, I like the juniper note most for its realism.

Fragrance: 5/10

Projection: 5/10

Sillage: 5/10

Longevity: 9/10
5.5
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10
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5
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GoldenDew

5 Reviews
GoldenDew
GoldenDew
Helpful Review    3  
for vanilla lovers
It's a strong vanilla scent for vanilla lovers. For me it is a little bit to flat, a scent does not develope enough. It is the same from the beginning to end. Than after a few days rather boring. Like book which you begin to read knowing how it end up. Who would like to read such kind of book…
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Statements

ItchynoseItchynose 20 months ago
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7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Warm vanilla paired with plenty of bright spice and a bit of incense. Sweet, sober and comforting, a very unisex vanilla.
HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
8
Scent
Vanilla unfolds in combination with juniper and elemi its beauty. Soft and well balanced between gourmand, woody and spicy.

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