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 – 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 – 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 – 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.
Dame Perfumery Artist Series Set GIVEAWAY
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 ml sample set of the 3 Dame Perfumery Artist Series
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