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Dusita Melodie de L’Amour EDP Perfume Review

Dusita Melodie de l'Amour

 

Dusita is a new(ish) French perfume house (with roots in Thailand) that all my perfume blogger friends have been talking about. The brand isn’t available in person in NYC and I’ve been trying to refrain from buying samples, I didn’t rush on the bandwagon and try the scents. Feeling sorry for me (I’m exaggerating), a friend/blogger/perfume lover sent me samples to try. (Aren’t perfume people the absolute best?)¹ Being me, I was like, is there a rose? Nope. Please tell me there is a white floral! Well, baby, Dusita doesn’t just have any white floral, they have a HUGE white floral, Mélodie de L’Amour

Melodie de L’Amour opens as an indolic, mothball-like tuberose. It’s a GIGANTIC white floral with crisp greens and a pollen-y like quality. It really feels like you are walking under a canopy of white blossoms, pollen falling on your hair. Melodie de L’Amour becomes a creamy gardenia with peach lactones. There’s a bitter, milky sandalwood. The heart continues to showcase white florals – gardenia and fresh jasmine. But, there’s an addition of an astringent, camphorous Atlas cedar. The blossoms become more waxy, warm and sun-kissed. The fragrance dries down to a musk that has fruity nuance, creamy florals and bitter woods.

Melodie de L’Amour is a gorgeous white floral with enough “weirdness” from supporting notes (i.e. cedar, broom) to keep it from smelling intimidatingly “mere mortals dare not touch this” gorgeous. I’m usually intimidated by gorgeous white florals, but there’s some intentional flaws in Melodie de L’Amour that keeps making me come back to this. I’m the sort of person that wants mushrooms, blue cheese and apparently, a sharp, solvent-y evergreen with their white florals. A good floral needs some weirdness, right?

Twiggy

Notes listed include gardenia, tuberose, honey, peach, broom, lily of the valley, Indian jasmine, cedar and musk. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Pissara Umavijani

Give Melodie de l’Amour a try if you like big, luscious white florals. Or if you like perfumes like Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia, Vilhelm Fleur Burlesque, Michael Kors Michael, Fueguia 1833 Dos Gardenias, Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle and/or Exotic Island Perfumer Gardenia Absoluta. 

Projection is above average. Longevity is average. It’s an “extrait de parfum” but wears more like an EDP on me.

The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $295 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONA canopy of white blossoms: gardenia, jasmine and tuberose. It’s gorgeous. I wear it and feel gorgeous. But, at this price point, I should expect to feel some type of way, right?

¹Seriously, Perfume People are the best. My favorite thing about having a perfume blog is the people that I have met.

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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Luckyscent. Twiggy pic from 1960sfashionstyle.com.

2 thoughts on “Dusita Melodie de L’Amour EDP Perfume Review

  1. Gah, I was reading this thinking “This sounds amazing. I bet it costs a fortune. I hope it doesn’t cost a fortune! …It costs a fortune.”

    This sounds like exactly what I’m dying to wear. I’m itching for spring and I’ve been lining up my bright florals in anticipation. A huge white floral sounds like heaven right now. Maybe I’ll buy some samples. Thanks for the review!

    1. I actually “avoided” the line despite the mostly positive reviews because of the price. I hate when I fall for something that I know I’m not going to buy. But, all of this is so subjective and maybe this isn’t a lot to others…

      Anyway, it’s really pretty. I’m very happy that it was shared with me AND that I still have some left to enjoy.

      Same. It’s actually spring-like right now. I’m not getting my hopes up because we haven’t lived through March yet, but it’s mild outside. I want to wear huge white florals, purple florals and maybe some citrus-y florals.

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