I am totally overworked this semester, but one of the things I think about while I'm lying in bed planning my day is what I need to wear (largely work/no work dependent), including what sort of scent I'd like to wear. This means I have an itching to expand my sample collection, particularly with the changing weather/seasons/fashions. To that end, I have another review for you, dear reader.
L'Artsan Parfumeur's Dzongkha is described as:
A bewildering fragrance, an invitation to spirituality and an inside journey. Its enveloping trail is unexpected, simultaneously intimate and present. This fragrance speaks to both women and men and tells a unique story on each skin: that of Dzongkha, the language of Bhutan. In the top note of Dzongkha, the freshness of peonies and the pink flavor of lychees vibrate with cardamom. The heart of the fragrance is accompanied by chai notes (spicy tea with milk) that soften the strength of wood where vetiver stands out in the fumes of incense. This intensity is accentuated by cypriol (Indian papyrus) and leather notes. Iris with its powdery bottom note symbolizes both the stony aspect and the softness of the fragrance.The main Dzongkha notes are listed as "Lichee, Cardamom, Peony, Iris, Tea Leaves, Incense." On me it reads as a strongly iris based scent. I do like the way that the incense and tea notes peak through, after the initial application. I smell the peony pretty clearly, too, which adds a little bit of a sweet, flowery aspect I don't normally get in irises. As previously mentioned, I am a *huge* iris fan, so of course I am completely sold on Dzongkha. I fully intend to buy this as well as my long sought after Iris Pallida, also from L'Artisan, which is going to be my law school graduation gift to myself. L'Artisan is sold all over the place, locally and via the internet. To find the closest location to purcahse L'Artisan near you, check L'Artisan's store locator on their official site.
Don't trust my newb nose? Check out other Dzongkha reviews at Now Smell This, Perfume-Smellin' Things, and Perfume Posse.
Listening to: "Whatever It Takes," by The Faders.
Image courtesy of LuckyScent.