Diptyque L'Eau de L'Eau, L'Eau des Hespérides, L'Eau de Néroli: Say "Fresh" Three Times (2008) {New Fragrances}


The Germanopratine perfume house and boutique Diptyque will introduce a trio of colognes in the classical sense (no gender implication) from mid-May of 2008. They were created by perfumer Olivier Pescheux.

L'Eau de L'Eau as its name indicates is a "freshened-up" version of the first Diptyque fragrance called L'Eau inspired by the spicy recipe of a 16th century pomander,

From the press release, 

"It opens with the bright notes of a radiant Cologne, brimming with green mandarine, grapefruit, lemon and petitgrain. It then cedes to a sensual middle note of spices and flowers – clove, cinnamon, ginger, pink peppercorns, geranium, lavender and orange blossom. Benzoin balm, tonka bean and a hint of patchouli round out the persistent aura of the original L’Eau bouquet."....

L'Eau des Hespérides is a homage paid to the mythological garden and is described as an aromatic and tonic perfume with green facets: rosemary, mint, thyme.

"The first impression is of a simple fragrance with the citrus-y top note of bitter orange,
mandarine, lemon and petitgrain, blended with aromatic herbs, red thyme and African
rosemary. But then there is a sudden rush of surprising, intense, peppery notes of mint to
tease the senses and confirm the delicious aura. Sensual, sunny, everlasting flower absolute joins the dance, leading a trail of powerful cedar wood and delicate white musks to envelop this subtly, delightfully risqué fragrance.

L'Eau de Néroli is a fresh scent that is said to be more classical in style with notes of citrus, orange blossom, and musk.

"Fresh-picked bergamot is set on a leafy base of petitgrain, verbena and tarragon, sparkling and clear among the citrus fruits. The scent of neroli rises to kindle the middle notes of orange blossom and Egyptian geranium and further along, beeswax wrapped in white musk and vibrant cedar wood."

A 200 ml bottle will retail for 90 €. 

(via Osmoz, Press release)

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