I have been fascinated with perfume since I was a teenager in the 80s, and of course, I didn’t know then what I knew now – I was wearing a lot of the fougeres from the Men’s Department – your Aramis, your Drakkar Noir. To this day, when I smell those scents, I get instantly brought back to the me of those days, though I really do nto have any of those scents (I’d kill for vintage Aramis, though)
Diptyque’s new ‘Eau de Minthe’ reminds me of those perfumes, and right now I don’t knwo if that is a good or bad thing. I am wearing it now, and it wears like a classic fougere – herbaceous and aromatic. I smell the greenery right away, with that mint on top (and patchouli in the background) and amber woody heart that is not uncommon with a lot of men’s colognes. This is the second wearing for me and I am surprised I like it much better than the first time I wore it (My Uber driver gave me compliment as soon as I got in his car) but I don’t know – am I warming up to this because I haven’t really worn anything similar in a while? It also seems so un-Diptyque. It skews quite masculine, though I would say the quality is there (massive sillage, wort-it longevity) So two wearings in, I am still kind of resisting it, though my nose says go for it. Fraghead problems, I know.