Beauty Review: Diptyque “Tam Dao” eau de toilette

Diptyque was founded in Paris in 1961 by three artisans to sell their fabrics and decor items from their travels around the world. The trio offers colored candles to match their fabrics, adding perfumed wax. Customers fall in love with the inimitable fragrances. Word travels. Cachet grows. In 1963, they introduce the first Diptyque scented candle. In 1968, the first line of Diptyque fragrances is launched. Today, the three Parisian artists are world-renown purveyors of fragrance and scented candles. The bases of the eau de toilette
bottles and their glass droplets are reminiscent of the paper weights the store once sold.

I tried the Tam Dao fragrance. This eau de toilette base is Sandlewood from Goa. This fragrance was inspired by elephants walking through the jungle causing the roots from great old fragrant trees to rise from the ground.

This fragrance would be great layered with a more sweet scent. The base is warm and spicy. The Sandlewood is very strong and eventually softens on the skin. This is definitely a Fall and Winter fragrance. I love the heritage behind the line. The fragrance is for more mature women. I don’t see anyone under 40 wearing this fragrance.

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