Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perfumes
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perfumes is releasing three new fragrances this month, her first for 2018. DSH Perfumes Shimotsuki, DSH Perfumes Je Suis La Lune and DSH Perfumes Lilas de Minuit. They are inspired by the Moon, Moonlight, and the Night Sky respectively.
Art By Dawn Spencer Hurwitz
DSH Perfumes Shimotsuki (Frosty Moon):"Shimotsuki (pronounced: Shim-o-ski) is the final expression of the “moonlight series”, as seen through the Japanese aesthetic lens. This design is meant to express winter, yes, but more importantly, the color, light, and feel of the full moon reflecting bright light onto fresh snow, in the dark, cold night.Shimotsuki, like the other fragrances in this first haiku series, takes the concept and esoteric meaning of ‘snow’ and ‘moon’ and expresses it in a contrasting, frosty opening note that develops into a soft, warm, and cashmere-like aroma suffused with classic Japanese cultural / aromatic references: Yuzu, Seaweed, Mugwort, Hinoki, Rice, and of course, a subtle blossom: Hawthorn. The fragrance is filled with a continuous sense of diffuse white, glowing light but as the night sky breaks to dawn, the new day brings forth a subtle warmth from within. Notes of Orris, Sandalwood, and White Musk leave a silver-edged silky feel as the fragrance dries down."
DSH Perfumes Je Suis La Lune (I am the Moon): "The moon is a never ending source of inspiration… to artists, writers, musicians, lovers, and it would seem, perfumers. Je Suis La Lune, is another interesting take on expressing the moon or moonlight in fragrant terms, this time using one of the most famous nocturnal flowers: Jasmine." Dawn has wanted to creat a Jasmine soliflores for some time "but was looking for just the right inspiration to speak to the different sides of this star of classic perfumery. The Moon, and its pearly light, felt like the perfect object to focus on to create a round, creamy, non-indolic jasmine floral”. The result is a simply beautiful, quite tropical, jasmine soliflore with nuances of fruit, flower, milk, and spice. There are even fragrance facets that speak to the famous California star jasmine, with its delicious gourmand spice qualities. To wear this jasmine is to indeed say “ I am the Moon”.
Art By Dawn Spencer Hurwitz
DSH Perfumes Lilas de Minuit (Midnight Lilac) is is the second fragrance release in the newest series by DSH Perfumes: Flowers for Men. "Like the ‘honeysuckle for men’ (il Marinaio da Capri, which won a CaFleureBon best of scent 2017), Lilas de Minuit is based on a flower that is most often used in feminine fragrance designs: the lilac. This time, DSH has turned her eyes (and nose) to the night sky to create a unique lilac, suffused with inky shadows, and the flowers’ narcotic spice tones that come out after dark. Framed by a classic chypre (a nod to the early F. Coty design), Lilas de Minuit is both elegant, and sensuous. It is the scent of a densely purple garden at midnight."
Via Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perfumes
Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief
Which has your nose tingling? DSH Perfumes Shimotsuki, DSH Perfumes Je Suis La Lune and/or DSH Perfumes Lilas de Minuit?