Diptyque Philosykos Eau De Parfum : Review.

diptyque philosykos eau de parfum review

I have a fair few Diptyque perfumes which I’ve talked about before as an entire collection (& picked out some of my faves!) but today I wanted to hone in on one of the ones I am asked about the most : of course it’s the Diptyque Philosykos…eau de Parfum. 

The Diptyque Philosykos is the no.1 selling perfume from Diptyque and it holds a special place in my heart and it’s one I have been wearing for so many years. Literally maybe 20!! It was my first Diptyque purchase and it’s one I always have in my fragrance stash. I think it’s a really unique and interesting fragrance and no one has ever done a fig-based fragrance quite like the Diptyque Philosykos! 

I was first introduced to this scent by a friend when I was living in Bath. I remember it vividly and she said it was her favourite perfume and it was unusual and smelt almost like ‘barbie dolls’! That’s always stayed with me….BARBIES?! I mean I can kind of see it….but it’s a little more exquisite than that I promise.

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Diptyque Philosykos : The Scent.

‘The memory of a Greek summer at Mount Pelion. To get to the sea, one needed to cross through a natural grove of wild fig trees. At its zenith, the sun warmed the earth and the dry wind carried the scent of the trees and their fruit. Philosykos is an ode to the entire fig tree: the green freshness of the leaves, the density of the white wood, the milky flavor of the figs.’

Fig leaves, Fig tree sap, Fig tree wood, Black pepper

This sits as a ‘woody’ scent, but it’s not typical of that fragrance genre. It has a certain sweetness and creaminess to it. I feel like it is definitely a *more* summery scent but of course it’s up to you how and when you wear your scents. This is also unisex and loved by both men and women.

Philosykos is an ode to the entire fig tree: the green freshness of the leaves, the milky flavour of the figs, underpinned by the woody density of the tree. “Philosykos” means “friend of the fig tree” in Greek. A tree whose leaves and a few branches brought back in a memory box was the source of inspiration. 

Diptyque Philosykos comes in both an eau de Parfums and an Eau de toilette. The EDP is £130 for 75ml and the EDT starts at £78 for 50ml. 

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Diptyque Philosykos Eau De Parfum 

The Diptyque Philosykos EDP comes in just one size which is 75ml and costs £130. This is a more concentrated version of the scent, it will smell stronger, last longer on the skin and there is more fragrance oils in the eau de Parfum. 

In the Eau de Parfum version, the fig tree reveals itself slightly differently ; The flavour of the fruit takes a back seat to the white cedarwood. It celebrates the strength of the tree’s bark, warmed by the midday sun. 

Diptyque Philosykos Eau De Toilette

The Diptyque Philosykos EDT comes in 2 sizes :  the 50ml which costs £78 and the 100ml which costs £107. How crazy is it that I remember purchasing the 100ml when it was like £55!?

Diptyque Philosykos Bath & Body

As it’s such a signature scent for Diptyque it was the first scent to have it’s own bath and body range for the brand. They now do hand lotions, washes, body creams and soaps…and always keep your eyes peeled for some limited edition products that often come and go in the Philosykos range. They also do some incredible Christmas sets!

Diptyque Fragrance Samples

This is genius! When you purchase any Diptyque fragrance from them directly , it will come with an accompanying sample of the scent you have purchased…so you can try / double check you love it before you open the full-size. If it’s not for you, you can then return the perfume (has to be unopened) within 28 days of purchase to receive a refund or exchange. I think this is a GENIUS idea and actually so helpful, particularly if you are buying a fragrance without smelling it first (not all of us are close to Diptyque stockists!) AND great for if you are gifting a fragrance. It would be incredible if more fragrance houses followed suit.

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I hope you found this review of the Diptyque Philosykos Fragrance helpful and  let me know any of your favourite perfumes at the moment! I love this one for summer, and it just evokes amazing memories and it’s just such a recognisable and unique scent for me.

Do read my post here on my Ultimate Guide to ALL Things Diptyque Fragrances HERE if you want to read up on other best-sellers and my top picks from these incredible scents.

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