Bargain Buy | Diptyque Philosykos

Philosykos has been on my "want but will probably never buy" list for about a year now. Every time I stopped by a Space NK store I couldn't resist having a sniff. So when this popped up in the 50% off sale at Christmas along with a few other fragrances, I ordered it straight away.

Diptyque's best-selling scent, Philosykos is a heavenly combination of fresh, figgy notes, sweet coconut and woody undertones. Reviews describe it as similar to the smell of trees after the rain, and I wholeheartedly agree. It's the most realistic fragrance I've ever come across.

With a retail price of £70, it isn't purse friendly. When you're paying that sort of money for a perfume you'd expect it to last well into the day, but I've found it doesn't. Maybe around four or five hours. However at £34 I can't really complain.

My favourite scent still remains Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire (I'm forever hoping this is never discontinued) but this is definitely a runner up. It's grown up and sophisticated, but still contains the sweetness that I crave in an EDT.

Unfortunately Philosykos in the old packaging is sold out in the Space NK sale, but you can find the other Diptyque scents on offer here


  1. So jealous! I would have jumped at a chance to get 50% of a perfume!

  2. Wow that's awesome that it was 50% off! I was like Diptique - a bargain buy? What?! Haha, but they must have been clearancing the old packaging right?

    x Tashi

  3. I love your blog

  4. This sounds really nice, what a bargain! :)
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

  5. it sounds absolutely amazing and a sa fig lover I'd love to try this. I'm so envious that you got hold of this - I was too slow to get in there, next time maybe... :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  6. Sounds lovely! Great bargain spot!

    Tiny Alis.

  7. I saw these online and thought they were such a bargain. The scent sounds really lovely, I'm definitely going to try and find a Diptyque counter and give all the scents a try so that when there's another sale I don't mind buying them online xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

  8. I have never tried a Diptyque fragrance, but this one sounds lovely. A bargain price too x

  9. That was a bargain! Sounds lovely and the packaging looks so gorgeous!

  10. Lucky that you got this fragrance at such a great price! I haven't tried Diptyque products before but if I ever get the chance to step into one of their counters, damage will be done.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  11. Your description sounds very appealing.... How lovely it was on sale!

  12. What a bargain! I love the packaging of these :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves


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