I usually do a “Purple Flowers” week on EauMG. However, this year I was too busy moving from coast to coast. I missed out on Nowruz; I missed out on Purple Flowers Week too. I missed out on some of my favorite spring rituals. Or so I thought. This past weekend I was out and about New York. Hyacinths and tulips were in full bloom. I haven’t missed out; these joys were just delayed.
DSH Perfumes has launched four perfumes in the collaboration with the Denver Art Museum for their Cartier in the 20th Century Exhibit, The Brilliant Collection.This is a collection inspired by jewels!
So, let me dive right into the reviews here:
Deco Diamonds with notes of neroli, peach, galbanum, aldehydes, sambac jasmine, gardenia, tuberose, honeysuckle absolute, oakmoss, sandalwood, civet and ambergris. Inspired by Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.
Much of Serge Lutens’ copy reads as La Nouvelle Vague dialogues and I admit, that it’s often eyeroll inducing. I also find that the vagueness is intentional, coming across as art student leading you into your next perfume purchase. I also find that these vague French dialogues actually leave an impression on people. One mention of death and everyone starts saying that De Profundis smells like cemeteries.
I love the smell of bluebells but I’ve found that all bluebell perfumes are sharp, synthetic messes that can’t capture the beauty of these spring flowers (um-hum, Penhaligon’s Bluebell). When I was given a sample of Union Gothic Bluebell, I admit I wasn’t looking forward to trying it. It claimed to contain essences of hand-picked English bluebells and all of that. I wouldn’t say that Gothic Bluebell is a “realistic” bluebell, but I can say that I’m pleasantly surprised by this vintage-feeling perfume.
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Everyone that doesn’t live in Seattle thinks it rains all of the time here. They’re thoughts are only partially correct. We have a wet and a dry season, but it doesn’t rain all of the time. It just depends on when you visit. Yes, I get sick of the rain because it’s the “same” rain. We rarely ever get fun things like thunderstorms. And we rarely get rain in the summer. Neil Morris Storm is a fragrance inspired by summer thunderstorms. I didn’t realize how much I… Continue reading | 2 Comments