The Artist Series by Dame Perfumery Scottsdale


Post by Azar



A few months ago I reviewed Dame Perfumery Scottsdale’s Matte, Heliotrope and Patchouli.  Today’s post is a brief overview of the perfumes in Jeffrey Dame’s Artist Series.
Currently Dame Perfumery offers three lines:  A group of eight EdTs for woman, three colognes for men and the unisex Artist Series, a group of three EdPs inspired by the visual art of Jeffrey Dame’s father, Dave Dame.

The Artist Series by Dame Perfumery Scottsdale

The first in the Artist Series,

Black Flower Mexican Vanilla Dame Perfumery

Black Flower Mexican Vanilla – 2014
Here are the perfumer’s notes:  Mexican vanilla absolute, lemon, grapefruit, caramel, nutmeg, gardenia, jasmine, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, musk and tonka bean.

Black Flower Mexican Vanilla grabs my attention with a concentrated, intense, smoky vanilla spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon.  Additions of lemon and grapefruit keep it from sinking into sweet, heavy darkness. Even with the citrus and the listed caramel this EdP is definitely NOT your teenage daughter’s vanilla! As Black Flower Mexican Vanilla dries there is a momentary hint of a burnt cream and gardenia that quickly moves on to sandalwood, vetiver and a lingering edgy floral vanilla.  A long-lived and bold fragrance with a powerful but never overwhelming sillage, suitable for both men and woman.

Desert-Rose-Dame Perfumery

Desert Rose – 2015
Listed notes:  Turkish rose otto, Damask rose, peach, Sicilian lemon, Egyptian jasmine, geranium, carnation, heliotrope, sandalwood, amber, musk and vanilla.

The first time I tried Desert Rose, on a very cold winter’s day, all I experienced was rose water and amber.  Spritzing in summer proved to be much more rewarding.  Desert Rose blooms in the heat with traces of dry pavement, rock and sand.  The perfume progresses from a scorched, dusty rose to a buttery, peachy vanilla sparkling with citrus and spice, finishing with a suggestion of booze, amber and musk.  Desert Rose is more intimate than Black Flower and lasts about six hours on my skin.

Dark Horse Dame Perfumery

Dark Horse – 2015
Perfumer’s notes:  Bergamot, lemon, cinnamon, jasmine, carnation, rose, cloves, guaiac wood oil, vetiver, vanilla and musk.

Dark Horse opens with an arresting and pithy lemon, tweaked with cloves and cinnamon.  In a moment the fragrance transforms to jasmine and carnation supported by golden vanilla.  At about five minutes carnation totally takes over and stays in place for at least an hour before the phenolic, oudy, vegetal sweetness of guaiac wood is revealed.  At this point the perfume reminds me of my favorite woody fragrances by M. Micallef, projecting well and easily lasting ten hours on skin and longer on clothing.  Toward the end of its long run Dark Horse wafts smoky vetiver, traces of musk and more carnation.  This latest offering in the Dame Perfumery Artist Series is a truly beautiful and unique perfume for an unbelievably low price.

Every fragrance offered by Dame Perfumery Scottsdale is testament to Jeffrey Dame’s knowledge, creativity and years of experience and to the amazing skill of his perfumer/collaborator.  The use of lemon in the Artist Series fragrances is masterful.  The perfumer manages to totally avoid the smell of home cleaning products and the ubiquitous lemon bar, using lemon more as fragrance modifier than as a discrete fragrance note.

Dame Perfumery has 7ml Trial Size, perfect size to see how you love them.

Azar xx

Giveaway Kesha&CoPhoto Stolen Kesha&Co

Dame Perfumery Artist Series Set GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 ml sample set of the 3 Dame Perfumery Artist Series
P&H Worldwide


Open to anyone in the world who follow 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 tell us your favorite Jeffrey Dame fragrance or your most cherished vanilla perfume


Entries Close Thursday 27th August 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Monday 31st 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.

43 comments on “The Artist Series by Dame Perfumery Scottsdale

  1. fanny says:

    Thanks for a very interesting giveaway!
    My favourite vanilla is Shalimar…

    Following by email.

    • Azar says:

      Hi Fanny!
      It’s funny but I’ve never thought of Shalimar as a vanilla fragrance…but I will from now on! You are so IN! Thank you for joining today’s draw and for the new perspective:)
      Azar xx

  2. Jaybee says:

    Mmm, vanilla. I like Vanille de Bois, and I’m still looking for a sexy vanilla, but I think Lea by Calypso St Barthe is my favourite so far, all soft and floaty and delicate. I follow by email. 🙂

    • Azar says:

      Hi Jaybee!
      Yes, soft and floaty is a great description of Lea! And I think Black Flower is really quite sexy! You are IN!
      Azar xx

  3. Hiya – I follow by email. My favourite vanilla fragrance is Cologne of the Missions by Le Couvent des Minimes!

    • Azar says:

      Hello Perfume Nerd,
      After reading Poodle’s recent post all of the Couvent des Minimes are on my short list. I especially like the fact that they are available in very large economy size bottles! Thank you for dropping by and joining the draw!
      Azar xx

  4. Kandice says:

    Hi Azar. DNEM as I already have two of the three. I hadn’t thought I’d be interested in trying Dark Horse until I read your review, but now I can’t wait to smell it. Jeffrey also has some soliflores coming out soon, and those sound lovely as well. Thanks for the review!

    • Azar says:

      Hello Kandice,
      I’m looking forward to Jeffrey’s soliflores too. Dame perfumery really “delivers ” 🙂
      I love his 7 ml trial sizes with the free shipping!
      Azar xx

  5. Pats says:

    Hi – i follow you by email and blog.
    I have not had the pleasure of trying any Jeffrey Dame fragrances yet, but i am very taken with the thought of ‘Pear, Water Lily and Amber Woman’, which sounds delightful.
    Cheers for the lovely review and the draw. ta.

    • Azar says:

      Thank you, Pats! You are IN.
      Your comment reminded me that I love that Pear, Waterlily and Amber! I will include a sample of that one too for the winner of the draw.
      Azar xx

    • Kandice says:

      You must try that one. It’s my favorite of all his scents so far! I’ve gone through two large sample sizes and hope to buy a FB one of these days soon.

      • Pats says:

        Thank you Kandice (and Azar)! I will definitely buy this! It’s getting too many wonderful comments to ignore! Pear, waterlily and Amber is calling me to its bosom! Lol

  6. Patty Pong says:

    E-mail follower. I do like Dark Horse and for some reason would like to try the New Musk Man. 🙂

    • Azar says:

      Hi Patty Pong,
      I think I will like the new Musk Man too! Thank you for dropping by and for joining the draw.
      Azar xx

  7. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite vanilla scents are: LouLou Cacharel (mighty rich sweetness with incense and plum) and L’Eau d’Ambre L’Artisan Parfumeur (soft and delicate vanilla with amber).
    I follow by email. Thanks!

    • Azar says:

      Hello Elizabeth,
      I really should revisit Lou Lou. It has been quite awhile since I’ve tried that one. Thank you for your favorite vanillas and for entering today’s draw!
      Azar xx

  8. gina tabasso says:

    I follow via email. I am a vanilla hater but love black flower. I really must try dark horse. I am a carnation (and horse) addict. See you in Cleveland, Jeffrey!

    • Azar says:

      Hey gina,
      Black Flower is great. I love it because it is so different from stereotypical vanilla fragrances. Black Flower is almost an anti-vanilla 😉 but still vanilla. Thank you for joining today’s draw.
      Azar xx

  9. Ellen says:

    I follow by e-mail and I like the notes in Dark Horse. I’m hoping to try it soon.

    • Azar says:

      Hi Ellen,
      I didn’t realize how important carnation is to me until I dragged out some old Red Moscow. Now I’m looking for carnation everywhere and was so happy to find it in Dark Horse. Thank you for stopping by. You are so IN!
      Azar xx

  10. Winterlude says:

    Hello! I follow via email and I love, love me some Cuir Beluga.
    Thanks, for the review.

  11. Elia says:

    I follow via email.
    My favourite vanilla might be Mona di Orio, I don’t have any of it though 🙂

  12. Fazal says:

    My most cherished Vanilla is probably L’Artisan Vanilia and vintage Shalimar. I follow APJ through email.

    • Azar says:

      Hi Fazal,
      You are the second person today to chose vintage Shalimar. Maybe its time I dug out my vintage Shalimar! 😉 You are IN!
      Azar xx

  13. M. says:

    I follow via email
    & my most cherished vanilla was a perfumed oil by the body shop, from the late 80’s, which came in a dear little 1/2 rounded glass bottle w an applicator.
    It was sweet & tender 🙂

    Thank you for the offer & descriptions.

    • Azar says:

      Hello M.,
      Did you save the little bottle? The scent sounds wonderful. I don’t imagine that any of the newer Body Shop vanillas compare to your lost love. Thank you for joining the draw!
      Azar xx

  14. Sharon says:

    Black Flower Mexican Vanilla

  15. BB Mc says:

    I follow via email and my favourite vanilla fragrances are Vanille by Mona di Orio and Shalimar Mexique. Have never tried any Dame fragrances and would love to be able to sample some.

    • Azar says:

      Hey BBMc,
      You are the second to mention the Mona di Orio Vanilla. I must find my sample!
      Thank you for joining the draw.
      Azar xx

  16. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail and Must De Cartier is my favourite Vanilla fragrance.

    • Azar says:

      Yes, Rene!
      I remember Must de Cartier from the 80s:) Did you ever get a chocolate vibe from this one? Thanks for reminding me and you are so IN!
      Azar xx

  17. Michelle U says:

    It’s the first time I’ve read about Jeffrey Dame fragrance and it sounds amazing.

    My most cherished vanilla is prereformulated Givenchy PI, because it was warm, cozy vanilla fragrance.

    I follow via e-mail.

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

    • Azar says:

      You are quite welcome, Michelle U and thank You for taking the time to comment and enter today’s draw. Yes, it seems that everything “pre-reform” was better. I wonder if there is a reformulated scent that actually eclipses its original? Do you know of one? I sure don’t 😉
      Azar xx

  18. Lauren says:

    Hi Mom – I’m not sure if I have a favorite vanilla perfume but I just wanted to comment on the artwork. Very pretty – especially the Desert Rose! No need to enter me:)

    • Azar says:

      Thank you for commenting and stopping by, Dear Lauren!
      Check out Dave Dame’s other artwork too. I think you can find it on instagram or on a Scottsdale gallery site. Have you smelled the Desert Rose perfume?
      Mommy Azar xx and X

  19. Tiffanie says:

    I follow via email to my gmail. APJ is a favorite for my in-box.

    I’m in love with the vanilla in a few of Guerlain’s fragrances. AA Ylang & Vanille has to be my most cherished (discontinued!) vanilla. Sad. But I also love the vanilla at the base of Terracotta Le Parfum.

    Thank you for the reminder of the greatness that is Dame Perfumery. The visual arts/fragrance arts connection is fabulous.

    • Azar says:

      Hi Tiffanie,
      Thank you for dropping by, for joining the draw and for sharing your favorite vanillas! Yes, the Dame Perfumery visual arts/fragrance connection really works! What fun!
      Azar xx

  20. lena says:

    I’ve always loved Shalimar; I’m not sure if Givenchy’s Organza counts as a ‘true’ vanilla, but that’s always been the dominant note for me – and it’s gorgeous 🙂
    Thanks for the draw, Azar, I follow by email.

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