Mata Hari

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

$6.00$255.00

Mata Hari is a classical, luxe, early twentieth century style fruity-chypre-animalic.  100% Botanical Perfume.

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About This Product

Originally created for a project meant to spotlight natural perfume ingredients now deemed unsuitable by IFRA, Mata Hari immediately transcended it’s initial scope to be considered a classic DSH perfume by it’s many admirers.  Happily, this once discontinued delight is back.

  • September, 2017 Note: As Mata Hari is comprised entirely of botanical materials, inherent variations are bound to occur from year to year, batch to batch.  This latest batch of Mata Hari has been created with a new crop of osmanthus absolute which is quite a bit sweeter than the crop used in the original formulations.  It presents as a slightly warmer, more fruity, and more animalic nuance.

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From the original release:  “The overt fruity top note is surprising in it’s audacity and voluptuousness…there is no subtle overture…Mata Hari comes for you directly.  Exotic notes of orchid (botanical accord), sambac jasmine and champaca interplay with the more classical notes of rose de mai, lilac (botanical accord) and ylang ylang in the heart bouquet.  Spices of her ‘homeland’, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg reveal a smoldering altar of sensuality in the heart as well.  Now we are in her inner sanctum, the temple of her seduction: the base notes.  Again, aromas of Java pervade with benzoin, vetiver, and patchouli mixed with erotic animalic nuances of botanical musk, leather and civet (accords) that come to rest on a bower of oakmoss and sandalwood.  This is a woman who knows what she wants.”

100% Botanical perfume

Voile de Parfum sample vials are 1/2 filled, whereas Extrait sample vials are full, 1 ml mini roller vials.

*FYI: the Voile de Parfum format is created with IPM, which is not considered a natural product.  However, it is the only format that is ship-able for International orders as it is non-flammable by Dangerous Goods standards.  EdP, which uses natural alcohol, is considered a Dangerous Good, due to it’s flammability and can not be shipped outside of the continental US.

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10 ml VdP perfume pen pulse roller, 10 ml Voile de Parfum spray, 3 ml deluxe spray Voile de Parfum sample, 30 ml Voile de Parfum spray, 60 ml Voile de Parfum spray, sample vial – Voile de Parfum, .5 oz Antique Presentation Perfume Extract Flacon, individual sample vial – PERFUME, PERFUME 1 dram mini Flask Bottle

5 reviews for Mata Hari

  1. littleflowerlove@comcast.net
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Received a tiny sample of it and have to get more! Gorgeous, sizzling, unmistakably sexy, exotic, and multilayered. Not for young gals or for a first perfume or for the office, but wow is it sexy!

  2. kpatrick50@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I held a “perfume” party after ordering a Dark and Rich Collection sample set and a few other individual samples. We drank wine, passed around small vials of perfume, cleared our noses with coffee grounds, and marked down our favorites. Mata Hari was one of them. Very sensuous and sexy. We had a marvelous time and felt very elegant. I plan on doing this again soon with another collection before choosing a final favorite.

  3. kpatrick50@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I held a “perfume” party after purchasing a Dark and Rich Collection sample set and a few other individual samples. We drank wine, passed around small vials of perfume, cleared our noses with coffee grounds, and marked down our favorites. Mata Hari was one of them. Very sensual and sexy. We had a marvelous time and felt very elegant. Thanks for the wonderful fragrances.

  4. theladymay@gmail.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I got this as a sample during the recent sale, and wow. I don’t have words for how sexy Mata Hari is. It’s reminscent of Lagerfeld’s KL but like all DSH fragrances that I’ve tried it’s very much it’s own. With the quality of ingredients and the layering of notes, this could easily be some lost french vintage – except that there’s nothing old or dated about it. Balsamic, sensual, dark and lovely. I need a full bottle of this as soon as possible.

  5. lewandowski3@icloud.com
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Dawn’s Mata Hari is what I wear when I want to revel in a fragrance. Multifaceted, complex, rich & deep Mata Hari is an absolute gem of a perfume. I tried this at the basenotes “Surrender to Denver” sniffing event where we visited Dawn’s studio in Boulder. Matai Hari was one of numerous gems I discovered that day.
    If you like your scent sexy, rich & utterly “you”, try Mata Hari.

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