DSH Perfumes Scent of Hope started out as a bespoke perfume for a client to recreate a difficult to find 1940’s era perfume, Jacques Fath Iris Gris de Fath. I have never sniffed Iris Gris so I can’t compare the two (you can find reviews from other bloggers that have). I can say that Scent of Hope is a smooth fruity and rooty iris.
Scent of Hope opens with ripe peaches and candied violets. It has dusty spices over creamy lactones. This stage is so tactile. It’s a mix of both the smoothest dove gray satin and a soft purple velvet. It’s soft, smooth and voluptuous. The orris/iris in this is dusty and rooty but unlike many irises, it’s not cold. It has warmth and once again, is very tactile. It seems like something you would want to reach out and touch. It dries down to a cooler iris with woods and vegetal musks.
Notes listed include aldehydes, ambrette, bergamot, carnation, civet, jasmine, oakmoss, lemon, lily of the valley, musk, sandalwood, orris, peach, vetiver, violet leaf and Virginia cedar. Launched 2014.
Give Scent of Hope a try if you like iris or peach scents. Or perfumes like Jacques Fath Iris Gris, Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche, Lancôme Tresor, Bourjois Soir de Paris, By Kilian Flower of Immortality and/or Hermès Hermèssence Iris Ukiyoé. It’s one to try if you like vintage style perfumes.
Projectin and longevity are average.
30% of the sales of this scent go to a Denver-based organization, Sense of Security, that financially helps those living with breast cancer.
The 5 ml parfum retails for $88 at DSH Perfumes. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Peach and iris. Unlike many iris perfumes, this one is not “cold”, it has warmth. I do recommend trying this one if you like vintage style perfumes.
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