Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


A super sexy, “retro nouveau” animalic perfume with the kick of aldehydes and pepper in the top, narcotic, indolic florals in the heart, and a super rich, slightly salty, animalic drydown.  Let’s just say that there’s more going on here than a meeting of the minds.


About This Product

I let my imagination go to a time and place when animalic perfumes reigned supreme.  Of course, I included the four traditional animal notes: musk, civet, ambergris, and castoreum with added elements of aged oakmoss, and botanical “animalics”; ambrette co2, labdanum, and  hyracium tincture (aka African Stone).  The heart is filled with indolic juhi jasmine, orange flower absolute, and gardenia balanced by a slightly sharp and spicy white pepper and aldehyde top note.  The result is a lush, provocative, and thoroughly sexy perfume for both men and women.

*EdP / VdP sample vials are 1/2 filled; PERFUME / Extrait  & Voile Parfum mini roller vials are full.

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3 reviews for Rendezvous

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    theladymay (verified owner)

    I’m surprised to see I haven’t reviewed Rendezvous as it’s one of my DSH favorites. I guess I assumed someone better with words would do it but for now I can’t leave it unstarred. The Rendezvous description page is very clear as to the things that make up this breathtakingly sexy modern-retro animalic. When I wear it I never think to pick it apart; as usual Dawn has put everything together in a way that makes the perfume alive and continually radiating various waves and whiffs of stuff that makes me swoon. I have the extrait. A little bit goes a long way, with moderate to close sillage as would be expected. On my very dry perfume eating skin it lasts about 8 hours.
    It seems like my DSH reviews are all pretty tongue-tied raves and this is no different. Dawn Spencer Hurwitz makes things that feel bespoke. Rendezvous has the quality of the greatest vintages (if not better) with a timeless style. If you, like me, are crazy about great animalics I highly recommend it.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    The scent is such a personal thing. There are some fragrances receiving a parade of rave reviews that I can’t simply stand (Baccarat Rouge for example). Just because someone thinks some scent is sexy, it doesn’t mean you’ll find it sexy too.
    My favourite scent from Dawn is Vanille Botanique. It is one of my favourite perfumes ever!! I don’t know why, but it just enhances my personality and it makes me happy. On the other hand, Au lait, which is highly popular, is indifferent to me.
    All of this to say that I’m not into animalics. I’m aware a lot of people go crazy about them, but this is not my cup of tea.
    I recognize the complexity, it reminds me of Oud Infini from Dusita Parfums, but it is a pass for me.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    sebastienb84 (verified owner)

    I love animalics, but RendezVous is a lot more complex than that. We typically associate animalics with musks, civet, hyrax, etc. while this perfume is mostle ambery to me. What I smell the most is the peru balsam, the vanilla, oud and labdanum. To provide some perspective, in my opinion, tt’s closer to Sahara Noir from Tom Ford than Salome (Papillon) or other animalics from DSH (Foxy, Le Smoking.
    It might be that I tend to sycle through the top notes qiuckly and get to dry down faster than others, but anyways, I strongly advise to sample this beauty and develop an opinion yourself (did i forget to mention that I adored it? Ahah!)

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