Diptyque launched two new room sprays for spring called Fleur D’Oranger and Gingembre ($65 each for 150 ml / 5 fl oz). Both are fresh and bright home scents with a citrus feel. I’ve been a fan of several others from Diptyque including Baies and Figuier because they are great room refreshers and also make for nice mood lifters for the home.
Fleur D’Oranger is a honey orange blossom scent with a citrus floral smell. I can clearly detect the orange notes but there is a strong floral feel to it. I asked my husband what he thought this one smelled like and all he could smell was “floral.” When I told him it was orange and honey he had to take a minute to recognize the citrus notes. Overall Fleur D’Oranger has a very strong feel to it – it only takes a few sprays to fill the entire room – but this of course will depend on the size of the room you are trying to refresh. As mentioned in previous reviews on the Diptyque room sprays, the scent lingers for several hours but will fade slowly. The scents won’t linger as long as the candles do, but the scent power of the sprays is more concentrated and stronger than the candles which I feel is what makes them last in a room for a while. Sometimes I like to spray it on our sofa cushions so I’m literally sitting in a beautiful bright-feeling fragrance.
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The other scent Gingembre is a bright ginger scent with strong citrus notes. When I first spray it, Gingembre smells like a straight citrus orange scent, but after it sets for a little ginger notes become more visible for a very pure and fresh scent. It makes me feel alive and awake. Out of the two, I would say it would be very hard for me to pick a favorite – but I have a slight preference for the Gingembre.
A quick look at our little collection of Diptyque Room Sprays. They last quite a long time each. At this time we’ve used up one bottle each of the Baies and Figuier and repurchased both. My husband likes these because they refresh a room faster than waiting for a candle to burn and fill up the room with scent. I’ve been trying to ration the Feuille de Lavande because it’s one you can’t buy in the US (we bought ours in Paris last summer and I wish I had brought home more of the scents available in Europe) it’s the most amazing relaxing home fragrance I’ve tried.
Bottom line both are beautiful home scents for spring. I hope they consider making Gingembre into a candle form. As with most Diptyque products these come with a steep price tag. Taking the first step to splurge is the hardest (it was for me) but once I tried one I fell in love. I know many friends who have also felt the same way and we’ve never regretted any Diptyque purchases.
You can find the new Diptyque room sprays at Diptyque stores and online. They are also available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York. These just launched so I suspect more retailers will stock these soon. Have you tried any Diptyque room sprays? Which ones are your favorites? If not do you have any favorite home fragrance room sprays?
Fleur D’Oranger and Gingembre provided as courtesy press samples for review. All others from my personal collection and purchased by me.