Artemisia Ozymandias is a perfume inspired by Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem, “Ozymandias“, a poem referring to Ramses II. The perfume is meant to capture “the journey of time, from its lively beginnings to its earthly finale”. So, really this is a perfume inspired by power and decay.
Ozymandias opens with a bright, bitter, green citrus. With time, there’s a sweetness from hay-like broom. It’s not listed but I feel like this brightness is intensified by heady florals like a honeyed jasmine and crisp, green… Continue reading | 4 Comments
DSH Perfumes Megaleion is one of the four fragrances in the New Kingdom Collection, a collection of perfumes inspired by ancient Egypt. If you’ve been in the niche game for awhile, Megaleion may sound familiar. This is a relaunch and a rework of DSH’s original which was an interpretation of the “world’s first designer perfume”.
Megaleion has tons of cinnamon spice and black cardamom in the opening. Megaleion becomes more complex. Spices, woods, dry dirt, vanilla-ish grasses, smoke. Magaleion smells ancient, like something… Continue reading | 1 Comment
DSH Perfumes Essence Studio Cardamom & Khyphi is exactly what the name implies. This is a zesty, simple incense blend of cardamom and Egyptian khyphi incense.
Cardamom & Khyphi opens as very zesty and effervescent. It’s delicious. If you are like me and love cardamom in food and beverages, then I’ll guarantee that this perfume will make you salivate! It’s sweet and spicy. Have I mentioned before that cardamom is one of my olfactory weaknesses? Well… Continue reading | 16 Comments