Giverny in Bloom by DSH Perfumes 2015


Post by Portia


Hiya APJ,

The set created for Denver Art Museum’s “In Bloom” exhibit:
Giverny In Bloom
La Danse des Bleus et des Violettes
l’Opera des Rouges et des Roses
Le Jardin Vert

Dawn Spencer Hurwitz is one of the world’s best loved independent perfumers. Partly that’s because she makes seriously fabulous fragrances but I also think that her nature and lovely genuine responses whenever I’m in touch with her adds 100% to that appeal. She sent me a pack of pre-releases back in June and at some point I must have put it in a box which was then packed away for the big move. We found quite a lot of important stuff in this box and I think Jin had done a bit of packing while I was at work one night. Anyway, found it now and really excited because one scent in particular from the set of four has me completely under its spell.

Giverny in Bloom by DSH Perfumes 2015

Giverny in Bloom by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz

Giverny in Bloom DSH Perfumes FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Ambergris, Australian sandalwood, bergamot, vetiver, bulgarian rose, cabreuva, carnation, civet, damask rose, soil tincture, Indian patchouli, rose geranium, beeswax, lime (linden blossom), galbanum, jasmine, oakmoss, heliotrope, green leaves, lemon, mimosa, orris, parma violet, peony, petitgrain, pine needles, red rose, palisander rosewood, jasmine sambac, lilac, Tunisian neroli, violet, violet leaf, Virginian cedar

On first spritz galbanum is king, quickly replaced by a woodsy white floral, cool and sharp that is cut through with a really lovely cut grass and earthy turned compost. There is so much happening in Giverny In Bloom and so much a fragrance of itself, built in big sweeping light filled strokes and made poignant by almost speckled bit players that both flesh out and buoy the composition. I am lost happily in  a wash of fragrance that you really need to stand back a bit from so that the riot of colliding pieces have a chance to become an olfactoric picture. I think it’s the loveliest green I’ve ever smelled. It beats even Nikki de Saint Phalle which was my favourite. So nuanced and beautifully balanced, artfully walking the green resinous line.

Giverny In Bloom softens off to a very quiet hum after a couple of hours yet still manages to make me smell fresher than I am. Pretty.

Giverny in Bloom DSH Perfumes Flowers in a Crystal Vase, Edouard Manet WikiCommonsPhoto Stolen WikiCommons

From DSH Perfumes site: Created for Denver Art Museum’s “In Bloom” exhibit ‘scent experience’, a gorgeous green and live flower bouquet fragrance was created to evoke the artist’s beloved flower garden.
Be transported through time and space to a moment in Monet’s flower garden at Giverny. An impressionist style perfume of green budding trees, wet dewy flowers and soil, that transforms to a rich floral bouquet as it wears.

I have just ordered a 10ml EdT from Dawn, this shit is freaking amazing.

Giverny in Bloom DSH PerfumesPhoto Stolen DSH Perfumes

DSH Perfumes has 3 fragrance strengths for Giverny in Bloom, Eau de Toilette, Voile de Toilette & Extrait plus there is a room spray and body butter. It’s a totally cool way to present a set and the only thing that could make it better was if there was bubble bath. They are available from DSH Perfumes in a variety of sizes and range from $5-155

In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism
Denver Art Museum’s “In Bloom” exhibit

July 19, 2015October 11, 2015
Hamilton Building – Level 2 — Ticketed, free for members. Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130.

SUPER exciting giveaway today, see below,
Portia xxx

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Deluxe Giverny In Bloom Set GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 x The deluxe Giverny In Bloom discovery set: 4 – 3ml mini-sprayers of: Giverny In Bloom EdT (only the dregs), La Danse des Bleus et des Violettes EdT, l’Opera des Rouges et des Roses EdP, Le Jardin Vert EdP along with a leaflet about the Denver Art Museum exhibit.
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please go to DSH Perfumes site<<JUMP and pick a fragrance + one of its notes NO DOUBLE UPS!!!

Extra Chance?
Tweet: Giverny In Bloom Set GIVEAWAY @DSHperfumes


Entries Close Sunday 23rd August 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by
The winner will have till Thursday 27th August 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

33 comments on “Giverny in Bloom by DSH Perfumes 2015

  1. Jaybee says:

    You had me at Giverny! What a luscious giveaway. Beach Roses, rugosa rose. Follow by email. 🙂

  2. Jessi says:

    hey. I follow via email
    I pick Rubis Rose and its luscious red raspberry note

    Thank you!!

  3. gina tabasso says:

    I follow via email. L’opera with the florals sounds pretty.

  4. Lori says:

    these perfumed sound fantabulous. Love green! Giverny itself is beautiful. Signed up to follow via Bloglovin

  5. Esperanza says:

    Hi Portia, lovely review ! THE garden of Giverny of Monet must smell amazing ! What a wonderful way to pay tribute to it by such a fragrance. Strange that there has not been a French perfume made to pay tribute to this garden.

    La danse des bleue et des violets is my fav , violet leaf absolute being one of iTS notes.

    I follow through wordpress and Will retweet 🙂
    Esperanza recently posted…BOIS 1920 La Vaniglia Rapturous Labdanum, Le Voluttuose part 2My Profile

  6. Peppy O'Brien says:

    Mata Hari sounds intriguing with East Indian Patchouli. I follow by email.

  7. Ieva says:


    I follow you through bloglovin as theScentofaRose

    I choose The Beat Look because of aldehydes.

  8. Caroline says:

    Great review, follow by email. I choose Giverny in Bloom because of the carnation absolute. Thanks Portia!

  9. willa says:

    Email. Deco diamonds. Honeysuckle. Dawn is a scent genius.

  10. Patty Pong says:

    e-mail here
    Metropolis – Chinese Geranium 🙂

  11. Laura Keller says:

    I follow by email. Mata Hari – oakmoss. =)

  12. Ellen says:

    Summer Lilac-Giverny in Bloom. I follow by email. Lovely review.

  13. Tena says:

    The smoke in Fumee D’or sounds right up my alley for fall.
    I enjoy following you via email

    Thanks to both Dawn and APJ for the draw.

  14. Robert H. says:

    Portia!! This sounds amazing! Love the emails, as per usual.
    Dawn has a new one called L’eau d’Iris which sounds beautiful. Because Iris…one of my favorite notes.


  15. Pats says:

    Oh wow. Dawn makes the most wonderful scents. Giverny in Bloom is my favourite as it encompasses all of the fragrances in a beautiful garden! I also love that she has paired scents with an exhibition – a veritable visual olfactory experience! I follow you by email and WordPress. Thank you for the draw.

  16. virginia says:

    hi, I follow by email. Mata Hari sounds like a sexy minx with a touch of leather In the base.

  17. flowergirlbee! says:

    i follow by email and have been looking for a good chocolate perfume so i choose the dark chocolate note in the st. valentine scent.hooray for you: )

  18. Fazal says:

    I follow APJ through email. I am intrigued by Peace because it has frankincense. I follow APJ by email

  19. Nemo says:

    Black leather accord in Metropolis, one of my favorites. I follow by email, thanks!

  20. Jason says:

    Fantastic giveaway Portia, The Giverny In Bloom collection sounds delightful. I’ve loved Dawn’s stuff since the mid 90’s but unfortunately there haven’t been any UK stockists since about 1998 so only smelt four of her fumes so far. Email. I’ve looked at Arome D’Egypt and its note of spikenard which I believe was supposed to have a biblical reference

  21. Michelle U says:

    Great review and great giveaway!

    I follow via email and I pick Hand of Buddha because it has a citric note and it sounds very interesting!

    I also tweeted!

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity! Wish you all the best!

  22. Carole Fallon says:

    Giverny in Bloom sounds like perfume heaven to me – I am galbanum crazy. My signature is Balmain’s Vent Vert. I would be thrilled to win the collection! I follow via email, and have been a DSH fan since I met Dawn at Sniffapalooza 2009 in NYC. Thanks for the super giveaway, APJ!

  23. Lyubov says:

    Hi, dearest Portia,
    I am entering with Cafe Noir and its black coffee note! I follow by email, on the FB page and by Google +. I am in Bulgaria (EU).
    Thanks for the chance!
    Lyubov recently posted…Prima annusata 8My Profile

  24. Laurels says:

    I’ll choose Ma Plus Belle Histoire d’Amour (which I stil remember vividly more than a year after I first smelled it) and wisteria. (It also has linden blossom. Very pretty.) I follow with Bloglovin. xxx

  25. Carolyn Gudgel says:

    Just started following. The Giverny In Bloom sounds just beautiful. I happen to love Art so this is super exciting to me. I have a very tiny sample of Mata Hari and it is exquisite. Fingers crossed here! Thank you!!!

  26. Hazel says:

    Cielle with the note Mimosa. Thank you for this chance, I follow by Bloglovin, email and FB.

  27. lena says:

    I can never resist a good violet, so it has to be La Danse des Bleus et des Violettes for me! I follow by email. Thanks 🙂

  28. Elizabeth says:

    I follow by email. I pick Kohl Gris with classical base of ambergris.

  29. Connie says:

    How lovely! I would love to try these- I follow by email.

  30. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail and Peace has notes of frankincense.

  31. Kathleen says:

    On facebook and by email. I have been wanting to try these, but haven’t gotten around to it. La Danse des Bleus et des Violettes…you had me at violet

  32. Connie says:

    And I missed that I was supposed to say a fragrance and note- Mahjoun with dates!! Always.

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