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Diptyque Tam Dao Fragrance Overview

Diptyque Tam Dao Fragrance Overview

Diptyque Tam Dao Eau de Toilette is a sweetly spice, fragrant wooden perfume that begins off with a extra pine-like woodiness that transforms right into a cedar-sandalwood combine–creamy however fragrant–after which finally, heavy on sandalwood in its easy, creamy kind with rose to spherical it out. The drydown had gentle spices and golden amber whispers that accentuated the sandalwood, whereas a contact of musk got here via. These are the notes:

  • high notes: Italian cypress, myrtle, rose
  • coronary heart notes: sandalwood, cedar
  • base notes: Brazilian rosewood, spices, amber, white musk

It opened with wealthy, dry cedar accented by delicate rose and fragrant woods. The cypress gave it a inexperienced side that paired properly with the cedar and appeared mitigate among the dryness, earlier than creamy, easy sandalwood joined the composition to mix with the cedar. In a method, it had extra of a forest woodiness to–barely camphorous, sappy, and piney, however then the wooden was chopped and left to dry out, changing into softer, smoother, and fewer pine-heavy. The rose was refined all through the opening that I virtually missed it fully because the woods had been fairly dominant; the rose appeared there to fuse the varieties of woods collectively with out being overt.

It was cooler, crisp, and pine-like, regardless of among the heat that I affiliate with drier cedar, and it took a few half hour for the perfume to heat via with richer rosewood, evenly spiced amber, and a contact of powderiness. Because the creamy, easy sandalwood shifted upward and have become the extra dominant of the woods, the scent felt hotter and softer with rosewood peeking via. The drydown had just a little little bit of muskiness coupled with sandalwood and a refined, ambery sweetness.


For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case. 

I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a assessment was made, e.g. a assessment from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.


It lasted for 4 hours till it was a skin-scent and about eight hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been each on the lighter facet even from preliminary utility–it wafted from about 5 inches above my wrist initially and dropped nearer inside an hour.

Private Ideas

I’d describe it as a extra approachable sandalwood perfume, and it will be preferrred for somebody who prefers pores and skin scents and closer-wearing fragrances with no actual sillage or projection (none of those are negatives, they’re merely descriptors in my eye!). I’m joyful to put on a extra intense tackle sandalwood, so one thing like that is good to see for others however not a lot for me particularly.

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  • 75ml for $190
  • 0.7ml pattern for $6

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