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Diptyque Opone Eau de Toilette

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Brand: Diptyque / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: Unisex

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      26.11.2009 15:18
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      A little bit of luxury.

      Ooh La La!
      Diptyque is a gorgeous French company, which few people have heard of. That's why you would be a fool not to buy one of their fragrances!
      These days, most people will pay a similar amount for a perfume that every Susan, Jill and Judy has. Even though these typical, department store scents can be in larger bottles - how many of us actually finish the whole bottle?!

      Instead, I recommend buying this scent.
      Described by Diptyque - "Rounding the cape where spices are grown, under full sail, bound for the fragrant gardens of roses and saffron." Okay, so that sounds pretty ridiculous, oui? And we know that that's just a marketing ploy - but don't let the cheesiness of Diptyque's marketing department put you off!

      This smells expensive. You know how sometimes with perfume you smell that alcohol burn right in the back of your throat, then it dies down and there's a sort artificial smelling sweetness? Well, none of Diptyques perfumes are like that. Instead you get well-balanced, expensive, realistic scents. They smell beautifully natural, yet interesting. This one smells predominantly of rose, however, there's also the saffron - which gives an edge to the classic floral scent, making it unusual and sexy. It's fresh, yet alluring. Invest!

      Practicalities:
      It comes in 100ml - £58 generally
      50ml - £42 generally
      You can sometimes buy it on ebay for less. Also - note how you can get double (100ml) for £16 more. If you really love it, then this is clearly the better deal.
      You can buy it from Diptyque shops (London: Notting Hill, Brook Street, Marylebone High Street), Selfridges, Harrods, Space NK and Liberty. Liberty and the Diptyque shops are the best for sample procuring.

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        20.05.2009 20:18
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        Worth trying if you want rose 'with a twist'

        Diptyque is a French company, based originally in Paris which makes and sells perfume, home fragrances, scented candles and soaps. Their candles come in a huge range of fragrances, usually single note. Their perfumes are a bit more complex than just one smell.

        Opone is described, romantically by Diptyque like this: "Rounding the cape where spices are grown, under full sail, bound for the fragrant gardens of roses and saffron." A very evocative description that actually does justice to the smell. You definitely smell the note of rose, but the addition of saffron to the perfume has made somehow softened and "de-floralised" the perfume a bit, making the overall smell warmer, richer and more woody.

        This is a really beautiful, interesting and unique perfume and definitely worth investigating if you want something you won't find lots of other people wearing.

        As well as the shop in Paris, Diptyque has a few branches in London, in Ladbroke Grove, Brook Street and Marylebone High Street as well as being available in branches of Space NK up and down the country.

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      Top notes are and saffron; middle notes are spices and rose /