Orphéon Eau de Parfum
"Orphéon (the name is inspired by the bar at the intersection of 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue de Pontoiseis where Diptyque's founders used to meet) is my favourite type of fragrance family: a woody chypre.
It has all the shimmering fizz of a good chypre, but with dark, aromatic undertones. Tobacco, a hint of soap, juniper berries – all add to the animal embrace of this perfume, its heart the irresistible warmth of tonka bean. There’s feminine jasmine and powder there too. It’s the ladies’ boudoir at Claridge's on a wild summer’s night, it’s the Cipriani hotel in Venice on a hot evening somewhen in the Seventies, it’s an Yves Saint Laurent trouser suit on a balcony in Paris. The scent of freedom, fun and fabulousnes.." // 2.5 oz.
- Sarah Vine, Get the Gloss