Saturday, September 27, 2008
Frederic Malle, Dans Tes Bras: A Review
This is the “She Said” review. Brian will supply the “He Said” review soon.
Dans Tes Bras is the perfume I’ve been looking forward to the most this year. When I read the list of notes, I expected a “woody violet” fragrance.
Dans Tes Bras is not a woody violet fragrance, or at least not like any woody violet scent I’ve ever smelled. It smells like mushrooms. Slightly salty mushrooms growing at the base of a huge oak tree with a smattering of fallen autumn leaves. Dans Tes Bras is the sort of fragrance that changes dramatically given the wearers body chemistry. My husband wore it for a few hours – it was a very salty skin scent on him. My close friend, Rob, wore Dans Tes Bras today, and his skin amplified the violet note. On me, it’s all about taking a walk in the country, strolling through the woods, smelling mushrooms, on an autumn day. Does it smell bad, you ask? No. Does it smell good, then? Sort of.
There’s a wonderful review on Perfume Shrine, where the writer goes into great detail about the various notes & elements of Dans Tes Bras.
I’m very curious about Brian’s reaction.
Notes: bergamot, cloves, salicylates, violet, jasmine, sandalwood, patchouli, frankincense, cashmeran, heliotrope, white musk
Dans Tes Bras is available in Europe already. It will be available in the United States in mid-October, 2008.
Barney's, exclusively, carries the Frederic Malle line in the US.