DSH Perfumes WANT EDP Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes WANT EDPWANT is a fragrance by DSH Perfumes that scented a gender-bending dance performance piece choreographed by Wade Madsen, a Seattle-based choreographer. I wish I could have been there for that…

WANT opens with so much fizziness, so many aldehydes! It’s a bitter green lemon seltzer water. Underneath all of this I get fresh from the garden herbs and burnt sugar. With time it becomes a glass of lemon juice with toasted sugar cubes. This adds warmth more than it does sweetness. The dry-down is a fresh mossy citrus.

I love that this fragrance is active. I wasn’t there to experience the complete performance with dancers, music, lights and fragrance but I see the movement when I smell WANT. I get “Viva Las Vegas” from this – energetic, a little campy and 100% fun.

*Nobody takes me out dancing because I always enter the club and dance around like a stoned Elvis in “Viva Las Vegas” – finger pointing and all.

Notes listed include aldehydes, galbanum, jasmine, lemon, oakmoss, lemongrass, Mysore sandalwood, sweet basil and a sugar cube accord. Launched 2013.

Give WANT a try if you like refreshing citrus fragrances. Or if you like perfumes like Vero Kern Mito, Balmain Pour Monsieur, vintage Jean Naté splash, Fresh Lemon Sugar, Sisley Eau de Campagne and/or Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom. WANT is completely unisex and a great perfume for daily wear, especially daily wear in warmer climates.

Projection is below average and longevity is average.

The mini retails for $40 at DSH Perfumes. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONEnergetic lemon sugar over a green mossy base. Being a lover of scents like Balmain Pour Monsieur, Jean Naté and Sisley Eau de Campagne, I love this fragrance. If I lived in a warm climate, I’d have gallons of this stuff around.


*DISCLAIMER – Sample provided by DSH Perfumes. My opinions are my own. I am not financially compensated for this review. Product photo from DSH.

7 thoughts on “DSH Perfumes WANT EDP Perfume Review

  1. AWESOME!!! I love that you reviewed this fragrance (Wade is dear friend of mine and we both enjoyed working with Dawn on the fragrances for the performance!) Hoping you will sample “Catch and Release” sometime too (I actually can send you the link to “Catch and Release” if you are interested, but I don’t have a link for Wade’s “WANT” unfortunately). Thanks again!

    1. I have a sample of Catch and Release and if I were an organized person, I would have posted the reviews together. But, I’m not an organized person 🙂

      These were fun!

    1. I bet that is challenging. It’s like when I go see fashion exhibits in a museum environment, they are disappointing because they lack the movement that displays the garmets drama. They lack hair/wigs, music, etc. However, I didn’t get that disappointment with WANT. I feel it had movement; I’m sure I missed some things but at the end of the day it’s an excellent perfume.

  2. “Energetic, a little campy and 100% fun” aptly describes Wade’s dance too although I’d add “a little strange” which doesn’t fit the fragrance. 🙂 Great review – love the Vegas reference! What an exciting collaboration this was! Forever grateful to everyone who made it happened and so excited that you reviewed WANT! Can’t wait to see the Catch & Release review! Thanks!

    1. A little strange is always good IMO.

      I love to see perfume collaboration. I think that’s the future of perfumery.

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