Diptyque Eau Rose & Eau Rose Body Veil

Diptyque Eau Rose, Eau Rose Body Veil

By now, I am sure most people who follow beauty blogs or read magazines have heard of Diptyque. The Parisian-based brand makes excellent scented candles (the first one I ever owned was Roses), but I never had any experience with their fragrances until very recently. Naturally, the first one you’ll read about is Eau Rose Eau de Toilette!

Diptyque Eau Rose review

Eau Rose is part of the “les florales” line of their “les eaux” collection. Every scent in the les florales family comes both as a 100ml (3,4 oz) bottle, or as a 20ml (0.7 oz) roll-on. I suppose the roll-on will make reapplication easier, which you most probably have to do with Eau Rose.

Diptyque Eau Rose

Eau Rose is what I would call a fruity floral. The top notes include bergamot, black currant, and litchi (lychee). I can’t really detect the black currant here, simply because I am so distracted by lychee! If you’ve had any good lychees, you will agree with me that it is unforgettable. I haven’t had any since I left Taiwan (almost 6 years ago now), because the season is short and I can’t seem to be back at the right time. Besides lychee, there is a bit of bergamot somewhere in the background. As I already said though, the smell of lychee is the most prominent for me, and it reminds me of nice warm weather!

The heart notes are composed of three flowers, including jasmine, geranium, and rose. For my nose, the rose is the most dominant scent here. A little of the sweet (but not sugary) fruity notes are also carried over. The combination is youthful, feminine, and happy!

I’m afraid things kind of go downhill from there. The base notes of Diptyque Eau Rose include musk, Virginia cedar, and white honey. The problem is I can hardly smell any. I tested Eau Rose for more than a week, to the point that I ran out of the sample. Still, for me, once the happy fruity floral part is over, the fragrance pretty much dies on my skin. It feels like a piece of music that starts well, builds up better, and then stops abruptly. All of a sudden all you can hear is total silence.

All in all, I would say that Diptyque Eau Rose lasts around 4 hours on me, which is definitely not on the long-wearing side even for an eau de toilette. It doesn’t have much sillage so it is not intrusive, and the scent is beautiful. It is just a huge pity that all of a sudden, it disappears into the ether. Again, fragrances are very personal, and my experience will not necessarily be identical to yours. I would encourage you to give this one a sniff, but definitely spray some on yourself and see how it evolves before you decide to purchase!

Diptyque Eau Rose Body Veil

Earlier this year, Diptyque launched the Eau Rose Body Veil and Eau Rose Hand Emulsion. The Eau Rose Body Veil is a runny lightweight body lotion that offers the skin some moisturization. The texture will be very pleasant as the weather turns warmer, and it smells like the wonderful fruity floral combination of the fragrance itself!

Have you tried any Diptyque fragrances? I got a sample of Eau de Lierre , which I am much more impressed with (I promise to write about it soon). There are two new additions to their les florales line-up, namely Geranium Odorata and Eau de Lavande. Both sound right up my alley, and I would like to take a whiff as soon as I can!

PS: In Belgium, Diptyque is available at Cosmeticary and Senteurs d’Ailleurs.

  • http://brushandbullet.com/ Teresa

    Oh, lychees! (Eau lychee?) I haven’t had fresh ones for ages. I’m hoping to go back to Taiwan for a visit later this year, so need to see if they’re going to be in season 😀

    Such a shame this didn’t work out in the end!

    My first and only Diptyque fragrance is Eau Moheli — I have the rollerball. It makes me so happy… have been into the white florals this year. I also had an Almond candle.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Teresa, hey I didn’t know you’re from Taiwan, too! I THINK lychees are in season for like 2 weeks in June or something like that. Basically you have to STUFF yourself with them when they are available, because they’ll be gone before you know it!

      Eau Hoheli looks promising, but I have to take a whiff to make sure the ylang ylang isn’t too prominent. It’s a note that I can’t seem to bring myself to like!

      • http://brushandbullet.com/ Teresa

        Two weeks — that’s hilarious! I can just see myself grabbing bunches and shoving them in my maw, and then passing out from a sugar coma.

        I haven’t been back to Taiwan for fifteen years. Far too long! If anything, I’d love to check out the beauty selection they have there. It’s always fun to see the new-to-ne products, much like how I always visit pharmacies and grocery stores when I travel. The pure novelty is awesome.

        By the way, I always love reading your perfume posts. It’s so hard writing about perfume in a relatable, evocative way!

        • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Hey Teresa, wow, 15 years! That’s a long time indeed!

          I always visit pharmacies and supermarkets when I travel as well. I get suck a kick out of it!

          Glad to hear you enjoy the perfume posts! I know very little about perfumes, but I try my best to express how I feel about them :)

  • http://theconsciencefund.wordpress.com/ Divya

    I love lychees! you get them all through Summer here in India! Such a shame this fragrance does not last long :-( I love everything that spells roses!

    Summer Skin Saviours Part II : http://theconsciencefund.com

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      In Taiwan we get them for like 2 weeks!

      Yeah it’s a pity indeed. Otherwise it’s beautiful! You should spray some on when you have the chance though. Maybe you’ll have better luck!

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    Oh gosh I’m with you there, I haven’t had any lychees in goodness knows how long! (years!) I’d love to try a perfume with a lychee fragrance :) Actually I’ve never tried Dyptique fragrances, they are very hard to find here, though I do remember seeing some in some shops in the Born area here. Next time I’ll pop in and have a try…

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sofia, oh this one will probably bring back a lot of happy lychee-eating memories for you! I’m digging Eau de Lierre big time, and I definitely can’t wait to sample the two new creations!

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    I’d love to try Philosykos or perhaps one of the Diptyque candles – they seem so luxurious :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I can’t do fig so Philosykos is most probably not my thing :p The candles are really nice though!

  • 38noodles

    Not the biggest Rose scent lover here, but the lychee sounds intriguing (huge anticipation for the season along with Tw mangoes!!). Love the Diptyque Baies candle, but I don’t think I’d want that as a perfume since it’s too sweet to wear for me. Will need to check out those roller ball ones.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Gah I’m so jealous! I’ll probably not be back this summer, so I’ll be missing out on mangoes *sniff sniff*

      I just got Geranium Rosa. I wouldn’t mind if they made that into a fragrance!

  • http://lipstickintheattic.blogspot.com/ Judith

    I don’t think it’s dyptique’s fault, the rose smell in general isn’t that long wearing unfortunately and fruity smells either. I never had some really fresh lychees before you make it sound delicious!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hmm I do own some reasonably long-lasting rose fragrances though, just unfortunately not this one (on me at least)! I don’t know if it’s possible to find good lychees here. I don’t think I’ve seen any that looks appetizing :p You really have to go to warmer countries for good lychees!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    I’ve told you before that I am not too crazy about very intensely rose-scented fragrances. I like blends more. Also the fact that this just disappears into the nothingness after a while is a no no for me. Scents don’t linger on me very well anyway, so I really need something that will stick.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah it’s saaad. I don’t have problems with fragrances disappearing on me, so the rare few I do are the ones I for sure won’t purchase!

  • http://www.thepaintedrogue.wordpress.com Syirael

    Fresh lychees are the food of the gods. I must smell this! 😀

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hahaha man I could really eat some lychees now 😉 If you give this a go, I hope it’ll last better on you!

  • Sassa

    The only Diptyque that I’ve sniffed that I really like is Philosykos. I even ran out this weekend to sniff Do Son (I’ve been on a tear for tuberose lately) and it was all too green and root-y to appeal to me right now. If you’re interested in a sweet rose, I did pick up a bottle of Rose Alexandrie, which is part of the Armani Prive line. It’s waaaayyy too expensive for a light, gentle EDT, but it’s just perfect for our hot and humid weather right now. And while I had the credit card out (okay, a pretty lame rationalization, but that’s all I’ve got), I also picked up a bottle of Iris Poudre from Frederick Malle. It starts out just like Chanel no 5 pure parfum and winds up smelling like Prada’s Infusion d’Iris.
    I will be going to the poorhouse smelling like a million bucks!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey girl, haha you’re hilarious! I don’t think I’ll like Philosykos (I can’t do fig. It never goes right on me. Same with fig leaf), but I know there are a couple of rosy scents in the Armani Prive line that seem super promising! I still think I need a bottle of Frederic Malle Une Rose, but man I’ll probably have to go to the poorhouse afterwards as well LOL

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    i remember eating lychees off a tree in thailand..that was an awesome experience. this perfume sounds like somehting i would like! i think i own a few fruity florals …

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Ahhh yeah that sounds awesome indeed! I don’t think I’ve eaten anything off a tree (I am a city girl through and through…)! If you give this a go, I hope it’ll last longer on you!

  • Icaria

    Oh what a pity it disapeared like that. Have you thought about layering? Maybe you still have a bit left that you could layer over the body veil. I know there are a few fragrances with which I’ve had to do this through the years and it helped. I’m super intrigued about this one now, lychees… so yummy! :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I layered a couple of times as well, but honestly didn’t notice the difference. You should definitely take a whiff when you have the chance though! It is yum!

  • Lily

    I was given samples of Eau Duelle and Doson and they’re different from my regular perfumes. I can’t say I love them, but a change for sure. Not sure if I’d purchase the whole bottle though

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, different is a good word! I’m liking Eau de Lierre quite a bit, but I’ll need to wear it a few more times before I can make up my mind :)

  • http://beautyreflectionsblog.com TracyBeautyReflections

    I think I’m the only beauty blogger who isn’t a fan of Diptyque LOL. I just can’t get on board with it. I was even in a store in LA last month, and smelled almost every one, but didn’t care for one. And they didn’t even give out samples to try which kind of ticked me off. I wasn’t about to spend that much money on a scent I wasn’t crazy about.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, oh I don’t like EVERYTHING they have, but some stuff is pretty good! For the moment I’m hooked on the Geranium Rosa candle :)

      It’s strange that they didn’t give out samples! Here they don’t hand them out like candy either, but you could definitely get some!

  • http://themakeuptrain.com/ Christina

    Lychee? Did someone say lychee?

    I had lychee ice cream years ago when a friend of mine took me to an ice cream shop in Chinatown. It was the best thing I have ever tasted. Now I have a hankering for lychee fruit….

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      YES, LYCHEE! Oh lychee ice cream sounds so good! The problem is that lychee dries up so fast, and there are only so many places in the world where you can get the fruit fresh! Ahhh this makes me sad :p

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I liked this initially and bought a rollerball but got tired of it after a season or two. It’s a nice and fresh young rose, but I get tired of roses so easily for some reason.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, hmm interesting. I guess the thing with rose is it is so overly popular in a sense? Seems like EVERY brand makes at least one fruity rose perfume. Glad you went for the rollerball instead of a big bottle!

  • Dominique33

    I love ” Olène ” ” L’Ombre dans l’Eau “, “Do Son ” and the hand balm ( cream ) which is really exquisite. ” L’Eau Rose ” is too light for me but the body veil sounds very nice :) for summer days.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Dominique, great picks! The body veil is definitely better for summer, since it is really lightweight!

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Sounds like a beautiful scent, but what a shame the muskier and honey fragrances didn’t come out more! Thanks for the review, Sunny :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I know *sniff sniff* I don’t know if it’s just my skin chemistry though. Maybe other people have better luck!

  • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

    Reading this review of yours is like watching a really awesome thriller movie where the excitement just keeps building up as I watch (read), but only to be disappointed with the ending! LOL!

    I wonder if I would have a better luck with a rollerball version of this since I can take it with me and reapply!

    (Sorry had to edit my comment since I didn’t finish yet before I hit post! Haha, so me!)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jaa, haha I don’t even watch scary movies, but I know what you mean!

      That could be a solution. It’s just that I personally think you can find good fruity rose fragrances easily enough, so it might not be “worth” the effort? If you do turn out to like it, owning a rollerball is indeed a great idea!

  • http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com Pinks (@naturelbellefemme)

    Wow. You wrote a great detailed review. Its very difficult to describe perfumes and scents. Hats off to you dear.


    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it! This one isn’t that complicated though. There are perfumes that really confuse me :p

  • Jacqueline Ma

    After sampling Eau Rose, I actually got the full sized bottle. I keep my small little vial in my makeup pouch and give myself a spritz in the afternoon when the scent wears off. I love it actually, it doesn’t have that English grandma vide as compared to the Jo Malone version.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jacqueline, hahaha English grandma vibe :p I actually like the JM one though! Glad to hear you’re digging Eau Rose! Does it last OK on you?

      • Jacqueline Ma

        Well after a while I don’t smell it in me anymore but I was told by a SA at JM that the reason why we don’t smell our perfume after a while is because our noses have gotten accustomed to it. I’ve not really checked how long my scents last on me though anyway it’s a good excuse to spritz myself again. I think I own enough to keep me smelling good for a really long time :)

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com/ Ruby Chua

    I am heavily addicted to Jo Malobe but would love to give this a try.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Ruby, take a whiff when you have the chance! Keep me posted about what you think!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com/ Joyce (bronzer bunny)

    Bummer it is not long lasting on you! D: This is one of my favorite scents! Although, I’m not certain how long it lasts on me either, but I do really love it.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Joyce, yes I saw your video! This really just disappears on me, and that’s saaad.

      • http://bronzerbunny.com/ Joyce (bronzer bunny)

        Thank you for watching hehe. I am saaaad. Poop! On the bright side, there are lots of other scents to love, right? :)

        • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Exactly! I do like Eau de Lierre for example, and it has decent lasting power on me.