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Diptyque Do Son

Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Saturday, July 21, 2007 2:24 PM (Eastern)

tuberoseSince I wouldn't know a tuberose if it fell into my soup, I did some brief google image searching to get a firmer concept of this lovely bloom.

I retried my Diptyque Do Son eau de toilette yesterday, and it was intoxicating. That's the scent I want. I kept smelling it on myself throughout the day (it seems to be stronger than some of their other EDT's), and it recalled the first time I wore it, when I revisited Muir Woods (which I highly recommend btw), and wasn't sure the entire time how much of that fresh, sweet smell was something growing in the woods, and how much of it was me.

Why had I thought Do Son had a bitter edge? It really doesn't. There is a slight feel of hyacinth in there somewhere, but the overall sensation is of heavy, enchanting sweetness; yet it's fresh, not cloying.

Do Son mirrors Diptyque's Philosykos in a way, in being a singular scent, with a heavy emotional factor. Fig groves don't do it for me...sure, we had fig trees in the Virginia of my childhood, but not groves.

We did however exist in an almost tropical heat and humidity at times, and the flowers corresponded to that. Blooms in dry climates don't smell nearly as much. You could place a single gardenia in a bowl of water, and it would scent the entire room. There were numerous flowers--I never knew their names--that would waft a heavenly cloud of scent your way, should the wind blow. Sure, everyone griped about the heat and moisture, but people who grow in these climes, form an attachment to the intense perfumes of these flowers.

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2 comment(s)
July 22, 2007 1:32 AM, Blogger Dain said...

I've never tried Do Son, so I don't know how it compares to other tuberoses, but here are some others:

Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle
Parfumerie Generale Tubereuse Couture
Caron Tubereuse
L'Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons
Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
Creed Tubereuse Indiana
Robert Piguet Fracas
Michael Kors

That's all I can remember off the top of my head. I love tuberose, so I kept a list of them memorized.

July 22, 2007 2:47 AM, Blogger Colleen Shirazi said...

You might like Do Son. Actually I'm not quite sure why I like it. It's...different.

I was looking around on the Net some, for more about Diptyque. They have a shop in San Francisco, it turns out...I took some screenshots of the Google Street Views of it for the reviews section (I dunno, better than the same old pics of bottles). :)


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