Diptyque Ilio launched in 2021. Celebrating summer, it is inspired by the Mediterranean - prickly pears, lavender, lemongrass.
On the coast, the rocky cliffs plunge into waves caressed by the sun. The sea stretches to the horizon to meet the sky. For diptyque's founders, the Mediterranean was the "landscape of the soul". This is where they came in the summer, to relax and repose in the heart of unspoilt nature.
Ilio is a tribute to this Mediterranean land bathed in light and fragrance. At the heart of the composition is an unusual fruit with fresh, juicy notes: the prickly pear. Bergamot illuminates its liveliness while jasmine brings nuance, softening its green facets with a delicate floral note. The final touch: iris rounds out the accord with a velvety softness.
It features notes of prickly pear, bergamot, jasmine and iris. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
Diptyque Ilio Reviews
Colognoisseur - "It begins with the refreshing green of prickly pear. This is an ingredient that doesn’t get enough spotlight. Here it shows off its refreshing green scent profile. There is also a bit of citrus and floral as part of it too. This is given a boost through one of the non-indolic clean jasmines. I often compare the effect these have to forming a floral soap bubble for the other ingredients to float upon. That is true for the prickly pear. It seems to form pale green spirals on the surface of the jasmine. The last note is something different in this kind of concentration. Orris completes the trio of keynotes for Ilio. This is a light dusting of powder along with a sun-baked earthiness. The latter is the part I find so interesting. The usual carrot-like rootiness is turned to an opaque dried earth. it is as if that soap bubble has just landed on the dry ground."
Fragrantica - "Amazing new perfume by Diptyque. They are so good at capturing the essence of the Mediterranean lifestyle. It stays for quite some time on my skin and smells like pears and clean linen for me.