Diptyque named Oyédo for the ancient capital of Japan, Yedo (the modern spelling is Edo), now known as Tokyo. It was released in 2000 and has notes of yuzu, grapefruit, lime, orange, mint, thyme, and woods.
It starts with strong, fizzy citrus, and smells very much like the concoction they used to serve at children’s parties that was made by pouring 7-Up over orange sherbet. It teeters dangerously on the edge of being too sticky-sweet, and is saved only by the addition of the mint and thyme, which give it a nice green-herbal kick, and by the prominent woody undertones.
Oyédo was included in one of the first sample orders I made after becoming seriously interested in fragrance, and I did not like it one bit. It has since wheedled its way into my affections. It is perfect in the winter when you can't bear another day of cold weather and you need something to cheer you up, and it is perfect on those early days of summer when you break out the sandals and shorts for the first time. On a day like yesterday, when we were having a "Severe Weather Alert" because it was simply too hot and humid to go outside, it was just too sweet to work. A basic little Eau de Cologne like Borsari Acqua Classica would have suited much better. My mistake.
A 50 ml bottle is approximately $58; for purchasing information, see the listing for Diptyque under Perfume Houses.