NEW! Chinchilla by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz for DSH Perfumes 2016

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Post by Portia

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Hey there APJ Fumies,

Recently I got the DSH Perfumes Chroma Collection Sample Set and with it Dawn sent a sneaky extra of her newest baby Chinchilla. Are you ready to have your presumptions about fragrance challenged? Dawn has used honey in the most flagrantly animal composition I’ve smelled in ages.

Chinchilla by DSH Perfumes 2016

Chinchilla by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Hyrax, ambrette (musk mallow), bergamot, vetiver, oakmoss, carnation, castoreum, rose de mai, cinnamon, civet, beeswax, gardenia, honey, musk, nard himalayan (jatamansi), tonka bean, white pepper

WHOOSH! Sweetest, amberish, animal, urinous, caramelised sugar, thick, glutinous, honeyed. The first few minutes of Chinchilla areas outrageously powerful. If the upper echelons were wearing something this over the top then they are animals making their territory, social X-Rays who need to smell like greed, power and hunger, people who want to put the frenemy off guard by smelling like a carnivorous beast. The first 15-20 minutes are so disconcerting and then suddenly everything blends and softens.

The change is remarkable because what was vaguely disturbing has now become plush and luscious. Still honey/animal sweet but now a little breathy and I can imagine this being the cuddly goodbye of a society mum going out for the night in her dress, fur, make-up, sparkling diamonds and hair French rolled. When she is perfected and ready to leave the house a triple spritz of perfume for her and a squishy hug and lipstick flavoured kiss for the kids. My Mum & Dad were never a super socialite couple but they had their fair share of grand evenings and events, especially around Dad’s Paralympics and Mum’s golf and I remember that last fragrant blonde mink tickle as she hugged and kissed me goodbye and my pyjamas smelling of Mum’s fragrance as I went to sleep.

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From DSH PerfumesAt the Grand Hotel, where the elite and gorgeously tailored meet for soirees, dancing parties, and other hedonistic (and luxurious) meetings, the elegant always wear their chinchilla.   Dreamily soft, sensuously cozy, and yet so chic; only the finest would do.
Our vintage-inspired Chinchilla is as sexy as the name implies, and imbues the wearer with the scent of warm skin, fur, and a cozy honey-musk animalic.    Go ahead…wrap yourself up in Chinchilla.

Recently I told Scented Hound that I keep imagining some top-flight male exec wearing it to work and leaving a steaming trail of broken hearts in his wake every day. It would definitely shake things up around the office.

Further reading: EauMG and Scented Hound
DSH Perfumes has Chinchilla starting at $6

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Via Dawn: The new site is up AND that it is open to international shipping. 
We now offer voile formulations (same concentrations at the alcohol versions, just in IPM which isn’t flammable so we can ship it). The shipping is a flat rate of $55 **HOWEVER** if you are just getting small things or samples we will refund the rate to what it actually costs. It was the only way we could accommodate the international shipping.

Via rosarita313:  Dawn is having a sale through January 9, the code thanks2016 gets you 20% off the entire website.

Do you like the sound of Chinchilla?
Portia xx

15 comments on “NEW! Chinchilla by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz for DSH Perfumes 2016

  1. Hi Portia,
    I adored Chinchilla. It really cast a spell on me. A work of genius! I love how it smells vintage despite being brand new. If you told me it was made in 1920 I wouldn’t be shocked (even though I know it wasn’t)

    big love

    Sam
    IScentYouADay

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Sam,
      What a lovely surprise to see you here this morning.
      You put it so perfectly, yes full modern vintage.
      Have a fragrant day,
      Portia xx

  2. rosarita313 says:

    I am so looking forward to sampling this! It’s great that indie perfumers have the freedom to create scents that smell vintage. Dawn is having a sale through January 9, the code thanks2016 gets you 20%off the entire website. Not affiliated just a big fan!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi rosarita313,
      I’m putting that in the post. Thanks for the info.
      I get about 90% of my OMG moments with fragrance from the Indies, it seems to be the only place left for pushing boundaries.
      Portia xx

  3. Jackie b says:

    I have always wanted to try this line…except the shipping policy.
    How did you get it sent over here?

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey JackieB,
      Up till now I have had a down low USA scent mule. SHHHHH.
      See below for the new Shipping Policy.
      Portia xx

  4. Ingeborg says:

    This sounds a bit too much frankly, I usually have to like all stages of the scent. I am curious about other scents from this line. So far I haven’t looked at their shipping policy (it really is highly unpredictable what to expect in terms of shipping costs for those of us outside EU, but still in Europe), I notice some American brands don’t ship outside the US at all.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      It is very different Ingeborg. Sometimes it’s fun to go outside the regular limits.
      Portia xx

      • Ingeborg says:

        Well, yes I see what you mean. There is still a better chance for me to find a scent I really love among those with a large dose of galbanum.

  5. Thank you soo much, Portia! 🙂 I LOVED that the beginning sent you over the cliff. It’s very, well, sexy. And furry. and I love that it emulated your Mum’s scent for you, too. Every review opens a new window into a lovely image of you. <3

    I just want to mention (but not as a commercial) that the new site is up AND that it is open to international shipping.

    We didn't ship outside of the US before as we can't ship EdP / EdT legally via the Post. Now we offer voile formulations (same concentrations at the alcohol versions, just in IPM which isn't flammable so we can ship it). The shipping is a flat rate of $55 **HOWEVER** if you are just getting small things or samples we will refund the rate to what it actually costs. It was the only way we could accommodate the international shipping. (Our last site went haywire and started quoting like $800 shipping… we didn't want THAT to happen again).

    Anyway, if you don't want to keep this info up, Portia, no problem. I definitely don't want to abuse you and please know that I would never think of OZ perfume junkies as a place for commercials.

    oxox to everyone <3 and Happy Holidays!

  6. Tim says:

    Hi gorgeous,
    I love BIG SEXY perfumes and this sounds amazing.
    The only DSH I’ve tried is courtesy of you during our afternoon sniff and they are so different from mainstream offerings. I am grateful enough that they continue to exist.
    XXX… T

  7. […] goes on growly and softens to a sexy purr – yeah, yeah.  Portia wrote about it fabulously here.  I loved Chinchilla but by the time I got around to doing a review it’d already been done […]

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