Eau de Toilette
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz - DSH Perfumes
Dawn: A super sexy, “retro nouveau” animalic perfume with the kick of aldehydes and pepper in the top, narcotic, indolic florals in the heart, and a super rich, slightly salty, animalic drydown. Let’s just say that there’s more going on here than a meeting of the minds.
I let my imagination go to a time and place when animalic perfumes reigned supreme. Of course, I included the four traditional animal notes: musk, civet, ambergris, and castoreum with added elements of aged oakmoss, and botanical “animalics”; ambrette co2, labdanum, and hyraceum tincture (aka Africa Stone). The heart is filled with indolic juhi jasmine, orange flower absolute, and gardenia balanced by a slightly sharp and spicy white pepper and aldehyde top note. The result is a lush, provocative, and thoroughly sexy perfume for both men and women.
Dave: Classic aldehydes open into bloomy, indolic jasmine and tuberose as creamy civet, musk and castoreum move front and center - never yielding but offering some space to salty ambergris, dry oakmoss and warm, resinous labdanum. If you’ve ever wondered what an animalic chypre smells like this should serve as a point of reference. Primal, dirty magnificence. A joy to wear.
Rendezvous Notes: Aldehydes, white pepper, juhi jasmine, orange blossom, gardenia, musk, civet, ambergris, castoreum, aged oakmoss, ambrette seed, labdanum, hyraceum tincture.