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?
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 EauPINION – A 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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