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Diptyque Philosykos

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I love to find scents that are unusual to be found on men nowadays. Who wants to smell like another version of CK One? :wink: Philosykos is deliciously different, and quite straightforward. It is a fig scent - rich, sweet, green figs bursting with scent and flavor. There is not much to distract you from that scent, and it is quite linear. This is labeled as a unisex scent, and I could see a woman wearing it easily, but I think on a man it comes across very nicely. I picture this one best on a warm day, where little clothes are worn, and lust is in the air.

If I had one complaint, it would be that its lasting power is quite short, and you need to apply a healthy amount if you want it to stick around for a while. Or, get someone to get really close to you to enjoy the scent. :wink:

Definitely not a run of the mill men's scent, but one worth trying nonetheless. It is a bit on the pricey side, and given it is unusual, I would seek out a sample or decant before splurging on a bottle blind.

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A very nice, clean and simple scent. The fig and woods fragrance are very nice. My only complaint is it's staying power on my skin. I'm lucky if it lasts three hours.
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A lovely fragrance that would go wonderfully on the seaside and also could be worn anywere. there is a coconut fig presentation but it's not overly sweet or too prominant, it comes across smooth and refreshing with depth, very nice.:thumbup1:
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Top note Fig leaf
Middle note Fig
Base note White cedar.

An obvious fig scent appears right away and it's different than Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee (which smells more like a fig garden or produce section of a grocery store) but similar enough to compare. This smells less like a garden and more like a forest floor. Some of it smells a little like if you smelled the skin of a fig and wet leaves on a forest bush if you smell very closely. The sillage is not as good as Hermes and the longevity is not either. If you find Hermes too much than this one would be the keeper since you can apply more as needed otherwise stick with Hermes which I find more magical and for the price you will get more out of it.

Just a note. These fig fragrances are easily the most realistic "forest green" scents I've smelled so far. This smells more like a green valley than green valley. :lol:
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