The New Thing: Diptyque Vetyverio

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!


  1. Sara Chergui
    08 Apr 2014 / 8:10 am

    Nice one !

  2. Lisa
    08 Apr 2014 / 8:18 am

    Nice product !

  3. Cate EC
    08 Apr 2014 / 8:35 am

    Ahhhh that's impressive, my mum would pass out!! I have to tell her about things in stages like '…it was a bit more than £30…no, a bit more…keep going…no actually less than £100! As if I'd spend £100 on a perfume. Ha!' and then I just about get away with it… xxx
    The perks of being a hipster

  4. Mira
    08 Apr 2014 / 8:38 am

    Can't wait to try it 🙂

    xx Mira

  5. Cassandra Myee
    08 Apr 2014 / 8:41 am

    I love how classic their bottle are and this sounds like it will smell lovely!

  6. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    08 Apr 2014 / 9:18 am

    Sounds spicy and yummy :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  7. Emma Payne
    08 Apr 2014 / 9:44 am

    The only thing that puts me off is the price, however the packaging looks divine!

  8. Amber Hunter
    08 Apr 2014 / 11:53 am

    I'm the same that musky always makes me think of musty haha though I know they're not the same! I would love to meet with a perfumer because I'm still on the search for my favorite perfume; I'd also love to give a Diptyque one a whirl! I have to admit, I normally am one to go more towards sweet smelling scents.
    Lovely Notions

  9. Lillian ParisianToBe
    08 Apr 2014 / 12:06 pm

    First off, this picture is absolutely stunning. Second, I really want to try this perfume (obviously), but think I might smell Philosykos first; now that's a competition I don't know if I'll be able to choose a winner.

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

  10. Eleri Roberts
    08 Apr 2014 / 12:52 pm

    Diptyque packaging is just so gooooood.

    Eleri Roberts x

  11. Maddy
    08 Apr 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Love the sound of this, hose kinds of scents are my favourites! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | YSL Lipstick Giveaway | The Little Deer Sunglasses and £20 Voucher Giveaway

  12. Beauty and Sabine
    08 Apr 2014 / 1:09 pm

    this sounds divine! I always shy away from perfume but maybe this will change that:)

  13. Josie
    08 Apr 2014 / 1:26 pm

    This sounds really lovely – I like the idea of having a signature scent 🙂

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  14. Aerin Downs
    08 Apr 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Id love to try a diptyque fragrance 🙂 Just cant get my head around the price !

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  15. sophiesmakeupblog
    08 Apr 2014 / 2:34 pm

    It sounds lovely! x


  16. ShimzBeauty
    08 Apr 2014 / 3:18 pm

    Hm i may just give this a little go as it sounds lovely!! i tend to be set in my ways when it comes to scents though, who knows i may be pleasantly suprised.

  17. Tamsin Wong
    08 Apr 2014 / 3:24 pm

    god i love the diptyque candles i need to get my hands on some of their fragrances! X

  18. Jessicalaar
    08 Apr 2014 / 3:38 pm

    This sounds like a lovely product. I know exactly what you mean, sometimes perfumes can smell so different on the skin, in comparison to the paper.

    Jess x

  19. Tamsin Lim
    08 Apr 2014 / 5:21 pm

    Ahhh I'm so glad that someone else actually likes the Diptyque beauty products (as opposed to just the candles!) Glad that you've found a fragrance to suit you too – I agree that all too often we're directed towards the 'girlier' floral or sugary scents. I used to wear Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb for ages which was far too sweet for me, and now wear a crisper, more cucumber-y smell from Frederic Malle that suits me much better! 🙂

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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  22. Lisa Brown Sami Lee
    10 Apr 2014 / 12:30 pm

    Vetyverio is one of my favourites, such an easy shade to wear! Watch out for the next Space NK sale because they always have Diptyque perfumes for 50% off 🙂

    Sami – Beauty Aesthetic x