Opus Oils Les Bohemes Dapper EDP Perfume Review

Opus Oils Dapper perfume

Dapper is a fragrance in Opus Oils’ Les Bohemes Collection, a collection based on themes and notes prevalent in the 1920’s. Dapper is the mandatory violet fragrance in such a collection.

Dapper opens as a violet, but not candied and not astringent. It’s interesting because it is bready. It reminds me of a violet muffin. Raspberry is there too, tart and delicious. Seriously, I have been inspired to make violet-raspberry muffins. Dapper is strangely gourmand with bread and tart raspberries which I didn’t expect from the notes listed. Because of this, I’m reminded of Serge Lutens. Being a good perfume, Dapper isn’t completely edible and not completely “literal”. Peaking through this violet-berry-bread is a dark, musty musk with smooth sandalwood. There’s a bit of greenness, but I wouldn’t describe Dapper as “green” unless the green is an “emerald velvet”. Actually this “green” is blonde tobacco, dried and musty. Dapper is a smooth and delicious perfume.

black raspberries

Notes listed include violet absolute, orris root, blond tobacco, sandalwood, and aged dark patchouli.

Give Dapper a try if you like violet or berry scents or perfumes like Van Cleef & Arpels Feerie EDP, Guerlain Insolence EDT, Calvin Klein Euphoria, and/or L’Artisan Parfumeur Verte Violette. Really none of these are very “close” to Dapper, but isn’t that a good thing! I’m pleased with the wear of Dapper, it wears for many hours.

Many sizes are available with prices ranging from $35 to $125 at Opus Oils. You can get Dapper in an oil or alcohol base. I reviewed the scent in an alcohol base and if I were to buy it, that’s what I’d get.

Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A violet-raspberry muffin with a smooth sandalwood base. I really like this one, highly recommended.

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*Disclaimer – A sample of this product was provided by Opus Oils. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Product label from Opus Oils. Black raspberry pic from Chiot’s Run, an organic gardening blog that I recommend.

9 thoughts on “Opus Oils Les Bohemes Dapper EDP Perfume Review

  1. I’m wearing Dapper right now! Actually, that’s not really a coincidence because I wear it all the time. I’ve become seriously addicted to it. It’s got all the necessary components to make me fall in love, plus, it’s unique and affordable. My dram bottle is already half gone, unfortunately. :(

    • Well do you “know” me? ;) I’m wearing it today too. Love it. I think I’ll buy a dram. I’m also interested in the Angel’s Trumpet in the line too.

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