For once I have got the spelling right! This sticks in my brain every single time as Dyptique – don’t ask me why. Anyway, summer is often the time that brands add line extensions to fill that space between new collections. In the case of Diptyque, they’ve taken their most popular fragrances and extended the body offerings. I guess this is only of interest if you already have a favourite fragrance from the brand or if you’re interested in trying the scents without committing to a full on fragrance.
While I can’t admit to being very excited by line extensions, it did make me take notice of L’Ombre dans L’Eau which is my favourite Diptyque fragrance and I’m pleased to have it. It’s not strongly ‘balmy’ – more of a cream/balm hybrid, I’d say but it’s very decently softening and moisturising and leaves a beautiful fragrance layer on the skin that keeps on going. It’s impressive really, if you like L’Ombre Dans L’Eau and I’d suggest an alternative to the fragrance – I’m not sure I’d do both at once. It’s £50 – it’s priced at ‘treat’ level but it does feel like a proper treat. Accompanying the body balm is a shower oil and a soap. For Eau Rose, there’s a Hand and Body Lotion, Shower Foam and a soap, while inexplicably, Do Son is the only fragrance to get a Body Mist. Surely Eau Rose was made for that!
Philosykos gets at soap and a Hand & Body Gel and a Hand & Body Lotion. Generally, premium ranges with body accessories produce watered down ‘stuff’ (I’ll cite you Hermes that you find in hotels) that isn’t great. This collection really is a premium match to the fragrances and if you feel like treating yourself, I feel confident that you will find them fulfilling that brief. I can get on board with these more than the Diptyque facial skin care but I feel like I need to revisit that soon. John Lewis has all of the above HERE.
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