Saturday, December 19, 2009
SOTD: Diptyque Tam Dao
So. Sandalwood. All sandalwood - I'm not getting the cedar that others mention. And, well... yeah, it's sandalwood.
It's nice. It would be hard to argue that it's not nice. Pleasant. Smooth. Good-smelling. If I owned a full bottle, I certainly wouldn't be getting rid of it.
But I don't feel the desperate urge to own that full bottle. I'm fonder of my Art of Shaving Sandalwood, eucalyptus and all. Tam Dao is just a little too smooth and linear for me - or I may not have a sufficiently educated nose to find what makes it so well-loved. For me, it's Perfectly Nice, like Philosykos, another Diptyque scent that doesn't capture me.
Review Roundup: Now Smell This and Bois de Jasmin and The Non Blonde and MonkeyManMatt and Aromascope and Perfume Posse and Perfume Patter.
Edited to add to the Review Roundup.
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