Fleur de Peau (2018)

Fleur de Peau by Diptyque
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Fleur de Peau is a new perfume by Diptyque for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is powdery-floral. It is being marketed by Manzanita Capital.

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Fragrance Notes

Pink pepper, Iris, Turkish rose, Aldehydes, Ambrette seed, Ambrettolide, Ambergris, Musk



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A surprise..
I have always appreciated Diptyque...2 my favourite fragrances come from this brand (Philosykos and Tam Dao). Now I've found another one: Fleur de Peau. It was a huge surprise because I didn't expect it at all... The list with the notes was too boring for me to try the scent until now. (#judgingabookbyitscover)

Fleur de Peau smells like the best clean skin smell I can imagine.

It doesn't smell like a conventional fragrance, that's right.

If I were sitting next to someone wearing Fleur de Peau (without knowing the scent), I would think that this person has a fantastic natural skin odour... A skin odour that I find extremely attractive.

I've read that some people find that the scent smells a bit like a baby... Maybe because of the powdery iris note... I kind of smell like pheromones...

To be more concrete with my description: it smells of skin, sexy skin, cleanliness, warm-powdery-intimate... (more concrete than that I can not... Hehe)

You want to be closer to the person who wears this fragrance (at least me

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My Holy Grail. Fleur de Peau does indeed start off a bit habitual, effervescent and somehow stuffy-citric. After about an hour, however, a game of skin "awakens", it smells constantly changing creamy, woody and skiny-animalic. Imagine one of those people who smell so wonderful by nature. Now take this idea and imagine this person (slightly) sweating, but not disgusting, but sexy! What I'm saying is that Fleur de Peau is not a clean or freshly showered fragrance.
Since I've been wearing this fragrance, I've been asked at least once a week what kind of fragrance it is (which hardly ever happened to me before)...
It has something magnetic, smells like humans and skin, maybe a little bit like sex.
Big recommendation!
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fleur de peau
Dyptique’s Fleur de Pear was released about a year after Le Cri de la Lumière and is also based on an ambrette accord. If I had to characterize the difference between the two, Le Cri stems from the overlapping of its notes and accords and Fleur de Pear is build from a sequence of consecutive musk accords that appear one after the other. Convergence. Divergence. Two different approaches to ostensibly similar accords.

Fleur de Peau moves very differently than Le Cri. Wearing it is like strolling from room to room in a large house. Each musk is joined to the next in a chain. The top note is a papery iris. Then a starchy musk à la Mugler Cologne. Then a grainy pear, then shoe polish, then waxy skin. No accord goes away entirely, but they don’t merge. They just reappear periodically. This olfactory junket is captivating in that it’s so meticulous and methodical. It’s not just the aromas that oscillate, it’s the tones. The iris is cry and crinkly, the rose is sheer, the pear is grainy, the skin note is fatty and waxy. The accords maintain their edges and don’t bleed into each other. They simply rotate.

Diptyque’s ambrette is more animalic than Perfume d’Empire’s and it’s very human. The Diptyque ventures much further into the sweaty-skin facet of ambrette, which can make the perfume seem a bit odd as it moves from sweat to laundry soap to floral bouquet. If you tune in closely to the perfumes fluctuations, though, it’s compelling.

The specificity of the composition creates an interesting opportunity for perfume critics. The fluctuation of the perfume, its progression through distinct olfactory territories creates the opportunity to consider composition without referring to formula per se. It can be described in terms of its qualities and can be analyzed based on its dynamics. Any perfume can be viewed this way, but Fleur de Peau lends itself particularly well to this approach.

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Musk shower
The fragrance begins after spraying with an aspirin-like freshness acid, with aspirin, no rather Alka Selzer. Aldehydes. Similarly, only with a dash of lemon/orange lemonade does Noontide Petals by Andy Tauer begin. Brause, not too sweet. Or champagne, extremely fine bubbly. This stimulating tickle in the nose.

Then a transition to the creamy, floral indeterminate variety and I start to smell the musk after 5 minutes. Ambrette-like, vegetable or animal musk cannot be said, the synthetician has simply taken some of everything. And it smells good! Slight evaporation of hot, glowing teenagers at the school prom or whatever else may come to mind from the cliché and film box. It doesn't matter if you have ever smelt like this, only the feeling or the (fantasy) memory that is triggered counts. If it's as well done as it is here: Perversomat! That smells very youthful, but also seriously like body, even if quite feather-light.
Augusta likes it: musk shower. So far so good.

I understand the title of the scenery, i.e. the fragrance, as follows: "This is not a skin-near fragrance in the sense of barely perceptible, not a hint of nothing, because today you or a woman are not allowed to smell of anything anymore. It's floral, perfumed, slightly sweating skin. Attention, retransfer not excluded. The fragrance is not suitable for refreshment.
The Sillage is not a huge, but a fragrance in the literal sense: fluffiness, powderiness, brightness, humidity, in this case lighter steam, at least if it's not too cold outside.

After half an hour or so it will settle down; perhaps a little bit more woody or (wild) leathery spice will gradually be added. Gentle, of course, and tedentially carefree.

Disturber / Wehmuttropfen: Unfortunately, after about 2 hours a compression of the aforementioned fragrance cloud appears, which makes him a headache candidate for me. (But that doesn't have to work for everyone.)

And: Yes, yes, it is nevertheless a clean scent of structure and perception, no big deal, but I stick to it - this laundry is not quite fresh. A light spice, a little powder is also in it, the cream of the morning. The heated cheeks of the haste of the tasks, if it must remain already with the everyday life.
Plus: This smells like someone you've come very close to. Well, yes. Fleur de Peaux.
Minus: But now he has to go down, he's evaporating me right now ... i can't stand it. Teenage dreams are nothing but sound and smoke and cause headaches in the long run. And Coming of Age movies are just shit.
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Gossamer Skin Scent
Fleur de Peau opens with a lovely iris on my skin: slightly carroty and mostly woody. There is nothing overly metallic or rooty, nor is it excessively starchy thanks to a discreet buttery sensation of orris.

What soon follows is a soft, vaporous white musk light as a feather. Tiny sparkles of fruity spiciness and fruity liqueur nuances stemming respectively from pink pepper and ambrette pop out here and there, but are rather short-lived. The musk feels mostly clean without evoking laundry products, partly owing to the vegetal sensation of ambrette.

Iris and musk then start this long, graceful waltz. There is at first a very faint animalic nuance about 30 minutes after initial spray. Combined with the soft creaminess of iris, it creates a fleeting illusion of a plush yet lightweight suede. Later on, as this humming warmth dissipates, the airy musk is infused with this cool, almost minty sensation of geranium and the fluffy, delicate sweetness of heliotrope. The resulting chiffony skin scent is at times clean and vegetal, and sensual with a delicate musky sweetness.

I suppose the name comes from "à fleur de peau" in French, and it indeed stays extremely close to skin. I actually got a 9-hour longevity, but as the scent itself is very diaphanous, I frequently thought it disappeared, only to find it still lurking around when sticking my nose on my wrist. And the last 3 hours mostly smells like the kind fo clean white musk in the late dry down of Penhaligon's The Revenge of Lady Blanche and Byredo Blanche.

While I'm not bowled over by Fleur de Peau, as a fragrance inspired by clean skin scent, it's solidly made in the effortless elegant style of Diptyque, easygoing without being banal. I'd definitely recommend it to those who are looking for a gauzy musky skin scent with a beautiful iris touch.


Gorgia 69 days ago
My first impression was that it smells like a floral musky soap.I think this is actually quite an elegant floral musky soap
Verry nice.+1
Trucklady 142 days ago
I had to play hide and seek with this almost mute iris. A pretty little wallflower.

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