Diptyque Oud Palao by Diptyque Perfume. Diptyque Oud Palao is a women’s perfume launched in 2015.
As its name suggests, the fragrance incorporates the Middle Eastern ingredient oud, which is a richly woody ingredient that has a smokiness. The scent opens with top notes of earthy labdanum and Bulgarian rose. The middle notes are slightly gourmand, with Madagascar vanilla and rum suggesting a boozy cake, and tobacco creating bite and a smoky complexity. The base notes evoke a smoky, exotic den,
with mysterious camphor, earthy patchouli, sandalwood and animalic Laotian oud as the centerpiece. Because of the strong sillage, a light hand should be used in application.
Diptyque is a luxury perfume house, founded in France in 1961. Originally, it specialized in textiles and furniture. Beginning in 1963, the brand began to formulate its own scented candles, which remains a signature offering from the name. 1968 saw the first perfume release under this brand, inspired by English traditional fragrances. It has released 51 perfumes since then.