Eau Lente 1986

Eau Lente by Diptyque
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Eau Lente is a perfume by Diptyque for women and men and was released in 1986. The scent is spicy-oriental. It is being marketed by Manzanita Capital. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

OpoponaxOpoponax CedarCedar CinnamonCinnamon Red mandarin orangeRed mandarin orange

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7.2128 Ratings

Longevity

7.891 Ratings

Sillage

6.682 Ratings

Bottle

7.584 Ratings
Submitted by Pazuzu, last update on 26.11.2021.
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WildGardener

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WildGardener
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Slow decay
Autumn is a time of ripeness, the completion of the yearly cycle of growth and
maturity, and so, to the weary farmer - whose fields are full of waving grain - it’s a time of plenitude and celebration.
But there is another side to autumn, the decline of summer into barren winter, a shift from growth to decay, from life springing forth - to its return back to the earth.
And it’s this poignant, melancholy side to autumn that Eau Lente captures. Its russet resiny scent is full, over ripe, almost putrid.
It is said that the formula derives from an ancient scent which was known to Alexander the Great, and it wouldn’t surprise me to learn it was used to embalm his body, such is the sweet spicy ripeness of it all.
With Eau Lente I was looking for an autumn perfume, but instead of a harvest festival I found something more akin to a funeral.
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Sherapop

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Sherapop
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Slow Death By Cloves
The first time I applied Diptyque EAU LENTE I discovered that it is as strong as its golden amber color would suggest—more of a perfume concentration than an edt, it seems to me. Eventually, the composition dries down to a smooth and luscious amber. Unfortunately, to get there one must suffer through a spice-cabinet opening, which is so clove-heavy that it somewhat ruins the journey for me.

I tried a second time, applying the edt quite a bit more lightly but still found the opening unpleasant. To my nose, this perfume is simply unbalanced, and it's not worth the wait to get to the fine drydown since there are plenty of amber perfumes around town which are a joy to wear from start to finish. Désolée.
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