We can’t even believe that it’s that time of year again… Where did the time go ??? Well, nevertheless, the Holidays are upon us and we thought that we’d make sure that everyone knows about that our annual Thank you/ HOLIDAY SALE has begun. Use code :frosty13 and receive 20% off site wide from now through December 15. You can use the code as many times as you wish as our way of saying Thank You to our wonderful clients!
Introducing : the Passport to Paris Collection by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz for Denver Art Museum
Experience Belle Epoque Paris and the 19th Century French countryside through the senses of sight and smell. Inspired by images in DAM’s “Passport to Paris exhibit as well as perfumery innovations and trends of the late 19th Century, DSH has created three aroma art perfumes that breathe new life into a by-gone era. Each fragrant design embodies a modern twist on perfume aesthetics of the period: an aldehydic-gourmand, the violet floral and a love child of the orientalist movement and the fad of fougere.
“I am in love with the later part of 19th Century France, in both the visual arts and in the world of perfumery”, says Dawn Spencer Hurwitz. “It was truly exciting to express these images in fragrant form as well as to give the perfumes a more modern cachet so that they would appeal to our 21st century sensibilities while giving the wearer a feel for the past”.
Amouse Bouche is a succulent strawberry gourmand perfume layered within an aldehydic floriental design. Synthetic aldehydes were being developed and used during the late 19th century as they added a note of modernity but also folly to the “new” perfume style. Inspired by Toulouse-Lautrec’s “The Dunce’s Cap”, ca. 1888-90, Amouse Bouche is a warm, delightful, filled with fun scent that begins with the strawberry aldehyde, takes you through a classical floral heart to finish with rich wood and buttery brioche.
Vers la Violette takes one of the most important perfumes of the late 19th Century, violets (mainly worn by women), and fashions it into a more modern, 21st century gender-bending design that utilizes the molecule ionone. Drawing inspiration from Hippolyte Petitjean’s “Village”, 1893, Vers La Violette starts with a fresh green opening and dries down into a subtle sueded leather, all the while it is clearly violet.
Passport a` Paris is my fragrant ode to two perfume greats of Paris, Jicky and Fougere Royale, circa 1885. Inspired by Claude Monet’s “The Beach at Trouville”, this universal perfume could be worn by both men and women on their holiday as well as about town. Passport a` Paris utilizes aroma molecules vanillin and coumarin. considered quite modern at the time. Hints of eau de cologne mix with the vanilla and hay notes to end in a rich animalic drydown.
The Passport to Paris collection will be available in a discovery set (3 ml mini sprayers of each scent), 10 ml Eau de Parfum spray, 5 ml presentation perfume and 15 ml presentation perfume.
The Art Projects section is one that I have been wanting to fill out for quite some time. After all, I do get such great opportunities to work with artists of all kinds interpreting their fine arts in fragrant form. This past weekend, the “In the Realm of the Senses” Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop performances took place and we presented a multi-sensory experience for the audience in the form of fragrant cards to smell during two of the pieces: Catch and Release, by Mark Haines and WANT by Wade Madsen.
These two unique designs are now available for sale for anyone who was not present to experience modern dance in a bottle. In the Art Projects section of our site.
* For more info about the performances and the aroma art designs, check out Dawn’s other blog : http://dshnotebook.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/aroma-art-projects-in-the-realm-of-the-senses/
Or check out the Interweave Dance Theatre (Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop) website : http://www.interweavedancetheatre.org/
ps: There will be more offerings added soon to the Art Projects… I have a number of projects that you haven’t even smelled yet.
photo credit: Wendy Turner
Ok, we’re SUPER excited for next weeks underground artisan / indie perfume event in LA : FRAGments! Although DSH won’t get to be there in person this time, we’re sending our newly launched Iridum as well as a new, first to be sniffed in the US perfume, Matsu! If you’re going to be in LA on Saturday, June 22, you gotta go!
It’s not a strict rule, but organizer and founder of FRAGments mentioned that there’s a Summer Soltice theme, so here’s the line up of perfumes we’ve curated to show:
* Pretty & Pink ( a wonderful fruity floral rose with a fabulous Bulgarian rose and violet heart with a kind of ’80′s retro musk in the drydown) – girly
* Tubereuse (Our classic soliflore par excellence and one of the most popular perfumes we create. It’s heady and sexy and a very true tropical Tuberose) – womanly
* Mata Hari (One of our most sought after and most luxurious designs… that’s also 100% botanical. A vintage style fruity floral chypre that is nothing if not luscious) – femme fatale
* Iridum (a new launch based on an ancient Egyptian design concept of Iris / Orris. It’s another true luxe perfume with some surprising twists in the orris to woody to incense dynamic) – unisex and great for men
* Matsu (this a BRAND new perfume that will be launched on the site directly after the first smelling at FRAGments. This is a leafy green woody scent with a dominant bergamot note. We haven’t produced anything like this for collection and it is sure to be a hit) – unisex
Discovery kits will be available at the event.
Ok, we’ve just been having so much fun with our Spring sale that we wanted to add a few days on to it! We’ve extended our sale for one more week, so if you’ve been thinking about something special now is the time to jump! Happy Spring to everyone~~~ DSH Team
coupon code during checkout is: springfling – 15% off until May 27, 2013
There’s something pretty new (and pretty great) now at the site: the review option. This new addition is super exciting as it not only helps people get opinions and a better understanding of the perfumes and related products, it’s a great thing for you, our customer and potential reviewers. Here’s how it works:
1- when you write a review and submit it, we will send you a coupon worth 10% off of your next purchase.
2- after you have written 5 reviews, you will become a member of our DSH LOVE club, which entitles you to a 10% off code to use on all orders and we will enter you into our monthly drawing for ‘top reviewers’ to win full size oils and perfumes, body care and sampler sets.
3- the more reviews you write, the more chances you have to win.
We’re so psyched to share the love and thank you in advance for your time and effort to write reviews for us!
We’re so excited to announce the first new launches of 2013 at DSH Perfumes: modern remixes of “Antiu”, “Keni” and “Megaleion” as well as a new design, an incensey, woody Orris perfume, Iridum.
Now, to accompany four of the original 2010 launches (“old kingdom”), based on ancient Egyptian formulae researched for Denver Art Museum’s King Tut exhibit, these “new kingdom” designs include reworked emphasis notes and include new modern materials to give these perfumes and even cleaner, clearer vision.
It’s come to our attention that our site email had been messed up and holding contact emails from the past few weeks without our knowing it. SO… please accept our sincere apology if you sent an email with a question or issue and it hasn’t been answered. We’re going through everything with a fine tooth comb and rest assured, we will respond to you! We love our peeps!!! ♥
Love is in the air at DSH! In the midst of the winter chill, we’re staying cozy and warm with the delicious kisses of our favorite softly spicy and gourmand scents– so perfect to celebrate Valentine’s Day. St. Valentine, Piment et Chocolat, Vanille Botanique and our fab Les Rouges Collection Box top our fave picks and to make things even sweeter we’re giving 15% off site wide through 2.18.13. Just use coupon code: sweetheart13 for you or your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.
At long last, (and blast! we didn’t get it done for 12.12.12…) beloved Mirabella is back in stock after the end of the limited edition production last year. We know that many of you have been looking for this beauty and she’s finally back. Oh yeah.. and still in time for Holiday cheer! Happy Holidays~ from Dawn and the DSH Team