Diptyque Eau Duelle is an oriental spicy unisex fragrance created by Fabrice Pellegrin and launched in 2010. A soft, inviting, warmed vanilla, it has notes of cardamom, elemi, olibanum, bergamot, pink pepper, juniper, saffron, black tea, musk, ambergris and bourbon vanilla. This is the EDP, eau de parfum.
From Perfume Posse: "Eau Duelle bears a bit of a resemblance to both L’Instant and Shalimar, the original oddball vanilla — there’s that combination of citrus/bergamot, that smoky facet, and vanilla, after the spices have faded."
From Bois de Jasmin - "The smoky, balsamic note reminiscent of lapsang souchong tea is evident even amidst the peppery bergamot top note. Once the initial spicy shimmer softens, the smokiness deepens considerably. The main element that prevents the fragrance from taking a dry leathery direction is vanilla. The composition is richly foiled in its creamy, opaque sweetness. The sweetness and smokiness are kept in a nice balance, with neither one dominating the composition."
From Basenotes - "It's a classic and just smells great without any pretensions. A dry vanilla surrounded by cold spices and frankincense, which are subtle and just give the vanilla some character. The vanilla smells wonderful without being gourmand or sweet, and I can't get enough of the smell when I wear it."
From Influenster - "If you love warm, seductive vanilla scents, this one is truly for you. I decided to branch out from my Lavanila when it ran out, and I'm so glad I did. This vanilla is much deeper, more bourbon than pastry, and on me, it's extremely long wearing. I've been stopped in public several times to ask what scent I'm wearing, so needless to say, it is broadly pleasing."