DSH is one of my favorite fragrance brands despite being relatively (I own Mahjoun) under-represented in my collection. What I like about DSH is the independent brand’s spirit, proliferous output, and the wide range of styles covered by their offerings. They have beautiful florals, cozy gourmands, deep orientals, and lots besides.
And many of the scents are a bit inventive- which is really up my alley, as I’m likely to prefer ‘interesting’ to ‘easy to wear’ 9 times out of 10. Not that DSH fragrances are hard to appreciate- but they have what seems to me to be more dimension and direction than many modern fragrances.
So that was all just a long-winded way of introducing the brand and justifying the large number of fragrances from it’s range that I want to try. Continue reading “DSH Perfumes: My Dream Sample Order”
Gourmands are perfumes styled off of foods and sweets. Despite being somewhat maligned in the high brow fragrance community, they’re pretty well-represented in my collection.
There is one explanation that can be applied to both statements, which is that gourmands are easy to appreciate. After all, everyone likes food (a suspicious statement coming from an ex-anorexic, but here me out). Food scents are comforting because food is security. And you would be hard-pressed I think to find a fragrance appreciator who doesn’t have at least one tasty perfume of which they are fond (My Mom might not actually, so I might need to take that back).
Another reason gourmands are generally frowned on is that there has been a long-running furor for them in the mainstream, which has led to increasingly derivative fragrances with less and less quality. Continue reading “Une Petite Gourmandise (more perfume, guys)”
Evening! Or maybe you’re reading this at some other time of day, in which case ‘Hi!’
I’m ridiculously tired and I’ve used a lot of energy today to do random research (and also a very exciting job interview) so I’m going to give my brain a break and just post a list that I have on my computer- and maybe you’ll enjoy it. (I think you will, especially if you’re a perfume person).
Have you ever asked yourself, “If I had to pick only one perfume house to wear for the rest of my life, which house would I pick?”
If you’re like me, you’ve definitely asked yourself this. If you’re not like me, you probably haven’t and you may also be thing “Perfume? Why is this a big deal?”
To answer: Because I love perfume and I would die.
Or maybe I would just wear Dawn’s fragrances for the rest of my long and happy life. Dawn Spencer Hurwitz is the mastermind behind DSH Perfumes, a company that has so many so beautiful fragrances of so varied types. Continue reading “Spotlight on: DSH Perfumes”
Day Two of my armory of decants, during which we roll out the big guns. Well, not exactly… I don’t have many cannons, but I do have ‘bigger guns’ than the tiny ladylike pearl-handled revolvers handled yesterday. No disrespect to Chanel and Dior; sometimes a dainty pearl-handled revolver is just the thing one needs to complete the mood.
Well, that was a tangent. And a tangent that shouldn’t be read as an assertion of the feminine nature of yesterday’s fragrances. Men can carry off dainty pearl-handled revolvers just as well. Handsomely.
And the latter two scents discussed in Part One are more in line with today’s offerings, which include my Amouages, among other things. Continue reading “Decants and Minis (Part Two)”