diptyque 'Tam Dao' Eau de Toilette
If you like sandalwood, consider this fragrance.
I am addicted to sandalwood, and thought I would give this a try, expensive as it is. The fragrance is a bit strong at first, almost pungent. Give it a couple of minutes (like the Diptyque main page says) and it settles down to a beautiful, soft sandalwood. There is something else mixed in with this, but I do like this fragrance. I tend to like single note fragrances (not complicated) and this is definitely a woody one. The fragrance lasts about two hours and will perhaps last longer in the summer when skin is not too dry. You cannot smell it until you put your wrist or arm up to your nose, so the fragrance does not announce you coming into a room. Definitely a "not to get you noticed" fragrance but a quiet, subtle one.
I have been a Diptyque customer since a decade now, mainly scented candles, but I found a 2ml. sample of Tam Dao and I was amazed that after 7 years it was still persistent and not damaged by time.
I was pleasantly surprised at this one, as I am with all of Diptyque fragrances. This one starts off light with a sillage that wears close to the body. It then, morphs into a creamy, woodsy scent that is perfect for both Autumn and Winter wear and produces a more prominent sillage, noticeable but not overpowering. The longevity wears longer than average but not so much as some other powerhouse, heavy fragrances. You can wear Tam Dao into the office, it is very inoffensive, quite nice!
I love to wear Tam Dao under a warm sweater, it is a warming, comforting fragrance!; as mentioned above, it is a creamy, woodsy fragrance.
A wonderful brand that does perfume right; great quality ingredients that shows through with all of their fragrances.
I highly recommend this fragrance!