Once again, I am lacking a theme, unless you call “fragrances I tried recently” a theme. So without further introduction, here are quick reviews of Diptyque’s Eau Particulière & Eau Mage, Dear John by Lush, Meow! by Katy Perry and Soivohle’ Jasmine Summer.
Diptyque Eau Particulière & Eau Mage
Both of these fragrances are part of the limited edition Les Invités du Trente-Quatre collection celebrating Diptyque’s 50th anniversary. Eau Particulière (shown above center) is a “multi-use” fragrance from perfumer Olivier Pescheux — you can use it on your body, as a room or linen spray, whatever. It features rose, musk and mint, and it’s pleasant, but it suffers from the tendency of mint-heavy fragrances to smell like toothpaste, or in this case, mouthwash. It’s subtle (and fresh) enough that it doesn’t smell like much of anything for very long. Unisex, in 240 ml Body & Home Spray, $135.
Eau Mage (above left) is a conventional (i.e., personal) fragrance from perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin…