I became a fan of Diptyque not only due to the fact that every fragrance I sampled so far proved to be special. And even though I sniffed only four of them as of this writing, every time I detected in those scent something beyond the usual perfumes. Their latest release of this French house is called L’Eau du Trente-Quatre and according to the official website is defined as “a sophisticated and versatile new scent”.
Arrived on the market in February 2013, this oriental spicy unisex fragrance was developed by perfumer Olivier Pescheux and represents a new take on 2011’s 34 Boulevard Saint Germain. Reportedly, L’Eau du Trente-Quatre manages to detain the spirit “of the original boutique during the time when the weather changes and the greenest notes take over from the warmer and more sensual notes of 34 Boulevard Saint Germain (for those who do not already know, Diptyque’s first boutique was located on this famous address!).
L’Eau du Trente-Quatre feels very comfortable on the skin, although in the beginning I was beginning to think that I would eventually dislike it. After the top notes (bitter orange, verbena, lemon, grapefruit and lavender, nutmeg, juniper berries, cinnamon tree leaves, birch tree leaf) comes a voluptuous mid development, showcased by notes of Egyptian geranium, tuberose, Virginian cedarwood, patchouli, incense and Spanish cist. For the final part, this whole construction was balanced by some musk accords, responsible for providing the awaited dosage of sensuality.
The flacon that holds the essence is dominated by a clear color scheme, in order to evoke the character of this green aroma. Such an interesting image was fine completed by a white stopper, having the number 34 embossed in black. Overall, and right after the sensational Volutes, (which I could buy any time!), L’Eau du Trente-Quatre comes as one special choice for the summer and springtime period of the year. Should you have an opinion, feel free to chip in with your comments, please.
Diptyque L’Eau du Trente-Quatre Perfume Details
- L’Eau du Trente-Quatre by Diptyque is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 8 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Spicy
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2013
- Perfumer: Olivier Pescheux
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual