It's True: Rosie HW, Kate Moss and VB All Wear This Cult French Perfume

There are many things that the French do exceptionally well, and one of those things is fragrance. French fragrance houses are considered some of the best in the world, and Grasse, in the southern part of the country, is considered as the perfume capital of the world. While luxury fragrance houses Chanel and Dior might spring to mind when you think of French perfume, there is one brand that has totally entranced celebrities, editors, and beauty lovers alike. The brand in question? Diptyque.

Diptyque is one of those brands that have the power to make any beauty editor's eyes widen at the mere mention of it. If you haven't yet tried the fragrances, you'll have no doubt seen the iconic candles flittered through your social media feeds, or on the mantelpiece of your most fragrance-obsessed friend. They've gained icon status for their beautiful candle scents (Baies is one of the most popular out there), but you could say the perfumes are more of a hidden gem. Those in the know will tell you how sophisticated Diptyue's perfumes are, with many choosing Diptyque as their wedding fragrance or signature scent.

One time I wore Diptyque's Eau Capitale (a rose and patchouli scent) to dinner with friends, and someone sat at the next table reached over and said: "I'm so sorry to disturb you, but what perfume are you wearing? It smells amazing." We soon got talking about our favourite Diptyque perfumes and she noted Eau Capitale down in her Notes app to buy next.


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Among Diptyque's best-selling perfumes are Philoskyos, which is adored by countless beauty editors and many of the Who What Wear UK team, too. It's fig-based, but not sickly sweet thanks to the fig-tree bark and leaves notes which also make it fresh and earthy. But there are many more Diptyque fragrances that are guaranteed to earn you compliments—and many come celebrity-approved, too, boasting Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss as fans.

Ahead are the best Diptyque perfumes that editors and celebrities alike love and rate. Scroll on to see them and perhaps you'll find your new favourite scent.

The Best Diptyue Perfumes


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1. Eau Rose Eau de Toilette

2. Philosykos Eau de Toilette

3. Do Son Eau de Toilette

4. Diptyque Eau Capitale Eau De Parfum

5. Eau des Sens Eau de Toilette

6. Diptyque Orphéon Eau De Parfum

7. Tam Dao Eau de Toilette

8. Eau de Minthé Eau de Parfum

9. Eau Moheli Eau de Toilette

10. Eau Duelle Eau de Toilette

11. L'ombre Dans L'eau Eau de Toilette

12. Geranium Odorata

13. Fleur de Peau Eau de Parfum

14. L'Eau Papier Eau De Toilette 

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Opening image: @rosiehw

Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.