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DSH Perfumes Les Fruits Defendus Vol. 1 Natural Perfume Reviews

Colorado-based indie perfume brand DSH Perfumes launched a collection of perfumes this year inspired by “Forbidden Fruits”. Les Fruits Défendus are all fragrances wrapped up in culture, mythology and symbolism associated with fruits.

Cranach Adam and Eve

Bakul Medjool

Notes listed include date, cardamom, bitter orange, bitter almond, rose, jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, benzoin, vanilla and sandalwood.

This one is delicious. I also think this one highlights a lot of what I like about Dawn’s style. It smells just like a dried date. It’s boozy… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Women in Perfumery & A Story of My First Indie/Niche Perfumes

Recently Allure published an article in their July 2017 Diversity/”American Beauty” Issue, “The American Perfumers Modern Approach to Fragrance” by Liana Schaffner that briefly covers the rebellious spirit of American niche perfumery. I’m always delighted to see my interest introduced to a broader audience; however, there was something so curious about this article. Out of all the brands and perfumers interviewed¹, none were female. There was a total erasure of women in perfumery. Which is so unfortunate because I feel like there would have been no niche or indie perfumery in the US if it weren’t for women!… Continue reading | 19 Comments

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DSH Perfumes Chinchilla EDP Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes Chinchilla

A week ago it was cool, rainy and dreary. Even though I’m on the East Coast, it reminded me of my first fall/winter in Seattle. I was neck deep in my nostalgia. I couldn’t continue the day unless I had a warm tea pot full of lapsang souchong that I sipped while wearing fingerless gloves. I started thinking about the perfumes I wore then – things like YSL Opium and Karl Lagerfeld KL. But, really I define that time by a single perfume, DSH

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DSH Perfumes La Belle Saison Extrait Natural Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes La Belle Saison

For many, many years now, I’ve been a fan girl of the DSH Perfumes line. The brand has an extensive catalog that at times can be very overwhelming. But, it’s been my experience that no matter what I end up trying, I end up liking. Now there are exceptions, but those exceptions are always perfumes that I just “like” instead of “love” or “completely and totally obsessed with”. Dawn’s style agrees with me. I can’t imagine living in a world without her perfumes.

Being… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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DSH Perfumes L’Opera des Rouges et des Roses EDP Perfume Review

DSH L'Opera des Rouges

Rose Week 2016

DSH Perfumes L’Opera des Rouges et des Roses is a perfume in the collection “Giverny in Bloom” created for the Denver Art Museum. This “scent experience” celebrates Monet’s gardens. This collection consists of four scents. Le Jardin Vert is a lush, green scent that represents foliage. Le Danse de Bleus et Violettes is a cool violet floral. And there’s L’Opera des Rouges et des Rouges which is a lovely rose floral. The last scent in the collection is Giverny in Bloom