I’ve never really been one for having “that fragrance”. The one that everyone knows you for? I have perfumes I love, but none that really suit me. And then I found out I was barking up the wrong tree – surprise, surprise.
A few weeks back I spent the morning with a world renowned perfumer (yup, same afternoon where I learnt what Johnny Depp smells like – it was a great day) who directed me away from the sweet vanilla scents of Jo Malone/Victor & Rolf/Korres Ect (although I do still love Korres fragrances A LOT) and more towards the fresh, musky and more naturally sweet, rather than floral sweet.
I came away with a few perfume samples to work my way through (though they’re not out until July, so my lips are sealed on that one) but on a trip to my local Space NK, I asked the sales assistant for something clean, fresh and a little musky. She pulled out a couple and Diptyque Vetyverio was the one I loved the most – despite the fact that all of them smelt amazing. It’s described as a unisex fragrance, although the rose brings a sweetness to it that I personally don’t think would work on the other half – however with a base of Vetiver and musk and a heart full of spices, it does have a warmth to it that makes it less girly than your usual. I also like the musky base because, although the word musky makes me think of the word “musty” – eww, it gives a very skin-like smell that blends easily with your natural scent.
In the past I’ve been put off buying Diptyque fragrances because I didn’t really love the way they smelt on the testers – but actually if you give one the chance to sit on the skin for a while I think you’ll be surprised. Have I found the one? Yes, for now. We’ll re-group again in July when my other favourite is finally released…
P.S Props to my mum for being with me when I purchased this and not even batting an eyelid at the price!