Very helpful Review
The brand Diptique I got to know with "Ofresia", certainly already 7 or 8 years ago. I had him as fresh-flowery Freesienduft ad acta put and me the brand times vorgemerkt.
The years passed, it moved Mojave Ghost in and out again. Currently I own Eau de Lierre. Since I like this fragrance stunningly well, I wanted to get to know the brand even closer and ordered me samples of "Tempo", "Volutes EDP", "Do Son EDP", "Eau des Sens" and "Fleur de Peau". All well rated fragrances I thought to myself, can be nothing bad there.
In fact, I got stuck with Eau des Sens. One or the other knows my preference for fresh floral cheerful and neat fragrances. With the juniper berry I have turned a blind eye, is namely not so my...
Before I have Eau des Sens on heart and kidneys apart, I have first thought about what emotions because a "sensual water" should trigger in me. What was the perfumer thinking when he called this fragrance sensual water? For me it was clear: It should cheer me up, make me feel joyful, invite me to dream or meditate, have something lighthearted.
A quick pan to an interview by Mr. Egger (youtube) with the perfumer of Birkholz - by the way, a family-run perfume house based in Germany - revealed to me that Birkholz first composes the fragrance and then a suitable name is assigned. I wonder if that's how it went with Diptyque Well, apparently Eau des Sens is meant to inspire the senses.
The top note impresses with fine, not too juicy citric and a subtle orange blossom with a nice warm tint. This warm tint remains throughout the entire course. There's something damp and fresh resonating throughout the scent, with the juniper berry doing its part here. Over time, it becomes a bit more floral without becoming penetrating or campy. A subliminal woody note that probably comes from the patch joins in, as does the "moist" for me invigorating impression. The base brings all the protagonists to the table and lets them nibble together from a pot of orange, it becomes comfortingly warm and something soapy-pudgy joins in the background. I think of orange blossoms wetted by the morning dew, which give off their scent very delicately and well dosed into the atmosphere, touched by the first warm rays of sun. Overall, it's a linearly evolving scent that doesn't change much - a monotheme, so to speak, in honor of the orange blossom. Admittedly, this O-blossom also has a slight vintage touch as known from fragrances of "bygone" days. A slight similarity to Infusion Fleur d' Oranger by Prada exists here from my point of view.
Does it meet my expectations? Yes and whether - unreservedly. He is uplifting, fresh, invites me to dream and is simply umbeschwert and uncomplicated to wear. The durability is surprisingly quite decent, the sillage is in a healthy medium. For me, a fragrance which is less suitable for the gentlemen of this, but never say never :-D
Conclusion: a beautiful orange blossom fragrance without being indolic, elegant & modern interpreted, not synthetic, for a sunny day preferably in spring or autumn!