DSH Perfumes Guimauve de Soie is a special perfume. It’s a collaboration between one of my favorite perfumer’s Dawn Spencer Hurwitz and one of my favorite bloggers, Carrie Meredith of Eyeliner on a Cat. It’s the love child of an indie perfumer and perfume lover (by the way, more of these sort of collaborations need to be happening). Guimauve de Soie is a play on color, texture and scent. The name itself means “Silk Marshmallow”.
Guimauve de Soie opens as a toasted almond covered in lemon sugar served with a side of mimosa marshmallows. In the heart a generous handful of violets appear adding a sharp greenness to the “marshmallow cream”. The base is a soft, powdery, almondy heliotrope and cocoa powder.
I think of Guimauve de Soie as a violet flavored Turkish delight with nuts dipped in chocolate. This is how I would sum it up.
Notes listed include anise, bergamot, bitter almond, lemon, ozone, ambrette seed, Bulgarian rose otto, mimosa absolute, orris concrete, parma violet, violet leaf, wood violet, Australian sandalwood, civet, cocoa beans, green oakmoss, heliotrope, musk, tonka bean, and vanilla. Launched 2012.
Give Guimauve de Soie a try if you like gourmands. Or if you like perfumes like L’Artisan Parfumeur Traversée du Bosphore, Jul et Mad Stilettos on Lex, Serge Lutens Loukhoum, Lalique Satine and/or Boadicea the Victorious Intense.
Guimauve de Soie has average projection and above average longevity.
An 1 oz EDP retails for $110 at DSH Perfumes. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A violet flavored Turkish delight with nuts dipped in chocolate. If you are looking for a loukoum perfume with a “twist”, give this a try.
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