DSH Perfumes created three perfumes for The PLP Project, a celebration of the third anniversary of a Facebook fragrance group, Peace, Love and Perfume. A few indie perfumers were asked to participate. Each perfumer was asked to add their own twist to the following fragrance brief for three separate perfumes:
Peace perfumes were to be meditative, incense perfumes. Love perfumes were to be sexy and animalic. And Perfume was an individualized take on a classic eau de cologne.
Here’s DSH Perfumes take on the given brief:
DSH Peace includes notes of Bakul attar, Choya Ral, Laotian Oud, frankincense, myrrh, Rose de Mai, orris and champaca leaf.
With this one, Dawn wanted to merge all the different global incenses into one perfume. You’ll find elements of Japanese, Arabic and Monastic incenses. Peace is an incense perfume that is meditative and calming. It’s resinous yet animalic. It wears as smoky, raw incense resins. It eventually dries down to balsamic resins and a powdery iris.
Give Peace a chance 😉 if you like realistic incense scents. Or if you like perfumes like Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure, April Aromatics Calling All Angels and/or any of the Comme des Garcons Incense Series.
This is an extract so projection is average and longevity is above average. Retails for $105.
DSH Love includes notes of musk, civet, ambergris, casortereum, ambrette, labdanum, hyracium, juhi jasmine, orange flower absolute, gardenia, white pepper and aldehydes.
With this one, Dawn was inspired by an era when animalic perfumes were the norm, the early to mid-20th century. And boy, is it animalic! It opens with a spicy orange blossom “eau” but the skank is immediately present. It’s animal ass and whale vomit. Now the jasmine shows up and it’s incredibly indolic. I didn’t think that this perfume could get any more skanky, but it did. The dry-down is pretty amazing. It’s like amber incense, like the best amber incense ever.
This perfume should come with a warning. One must adore skanky/animalic scents before even putting this on their skin. I’m not skiddish of skank but even I had some issues with this one. But, after a few wears I fell in love with Love.
Give it a try if you like animalic or skanky scents. Or perfumes like Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan, Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles, Revlon Ciara (vintage) and/or Dana Tabu (vintage). If you like like vintage skanky, animalic scents, you really need to sample this one ASAP.
This one is also an extrait. Longevity is above average. Retails for $105.
DSH Perfume contains notes of grapefruit, rhubarb, cognac, tropical fruit accord, basil, pittosporum, jasmine, ambrette, guaiacwood and vetiver.
Perfume is a tangy, realistic grapefruit and rhubarb with basil. I usually dislike scents like this but I’m absolutely loving this one. It has energy. It starts to wear as this sulfuric pomelo and passion fruit while the basil goes into a licorice-like direction. It dries down to a cool, green vetiver.
Give this a try if you like zesty scents or interesting citrus perfumes. Or perfumes like Smell Bent Lobster Cellphone, Sisley Eau de Campagne, Aether Arts John Frum and/or any of the Comme de Garcons Energy Series.
This is a cologne concentration and it wears like one: projection average and longevity below average. Retails for $48.
These limited edition perfumes are available at DSH Perfumes. Samples and a discovery set are also available for purchase.
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