Moon Dust by MiN New York 2014


Post by Trésor


All of my closest friends will tell you that I am particularly fond of nightfall. How with the sepulchral toll of the bell reverberating upon the witching hour my neurons electrify and I feel alive, in tune and illuminated by the muses once more. Along with this nightly revivisence comes an exquisite and pensive solace, a period of magnificent alleviation where I can be with my own thoughts and allow myself the time to experience a cherished potion who’s vapours are for my nose and my nose alone. It is now when I reach for the transcendent and beguilingly abstract and set off on a journey beyond corporeal manifestations. It is now when I reach for Moon Dust.

Moon Dust by MiN New York 2014

Moon Dust MiN New York  FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Leather, soil tincture, musk, benzoin

As you step out of the airlock and on to the ashen lunar terrain you are received by the unmistakable aroma of flint striking cold, galvanized steel and releasing a lambent display of sparks into the atmosphere. Glacial and mineralic, this sequence is in the same breath both galactic and so deeply familiar. Moments later your body is enraptured within the fluidic chill of water rushing through a labryinth of river rocks, polished like glass by eons of cosmic erosion. It is this phase in particular which brings tears to my eyes, the reminiscence of playing with rocks in the small brook nestled behind my grandparent’s home as a child. A simple memory of absolute peace and splendid joy.

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An almost iridescent haze of tobacco infuses the air and scintillates as if imbued by wet earth flecked with shards of precious, gleaming stone. It is an exquisite oscillation of a tangible, native realm and that of another dimension, one both rigidly industrial and poetic in its beauty. As you begin your descent back down to the Earthly dominion you can feel the brisk ozone of the stratosphere filling your lungs, an invigorating aurora and olfactory contrast I’ve never quite experienced before. As your feet finally rest upon terra firma a cloak of tarry, ink hued musk rises from the dust below and kisses you with lips lacquered with a candied nuance of benzoin. It is within this human aura that Moon Dust becomes evanescent and bids the senses a resplendent farewell.

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This fragrance is not so much a prototypical perfume as it is a conceptual olfactory expedition, defying convention while preserving an enigmatic enchantment that is only present within creations authored with a great deal of love and profound passion. If you are one who revels in the midst of an vanguard splendor I urge you to spend some time experiencing this contemporary aromatic landscape.

Further reading: Colognoisseur and What Men Should Smell Like
MinNY has $240/75ml

The vapours of Moon Dust are diffuse but not at all audacious, with a longevity of around 6 to 8 hours on my perfume devouring skin.

Trésor x


12 thoughts on “Moon Dust by MiN New York 2014

  1. Trésor,
    You write beautifully. I love it. I felt pulled into your dream and followed happily. I wanted it to be a whole novel.
    Portia xx


    • Thank you so much, Portia! I am so happy that you enjoyed it. This fragrance is such an experience, I’m so happy I was able to portray that, even in a small way.


  2. It is descriptions such as yours Tresor, which makes clear and concise the fact perfume is art. Without uncapping the bottle, you have taken us somewhere near the moon and back.

    thank you!!


    • Thank you so much! I’m absolutely taken aback by such kind words. I am so grateful that I could take you along on this journey with me.


  3. An expedition into an alien landscape, you brought me into another world and I am completely spellbound by your poetry! Fascinating review, rich and precious. Loved it.


    • I hope you love it as I do! It’s really quite special. If you’re into a good soil note do try Voleur de Roses from L’Artisan if you’ve not already. It’s positively sublime.


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