Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dzongkha by L'Artisan Parfumeur

Can niche be too niche for the sake of being niche? Anyone who is really in this hobby / lifestyle is aware that niche can be a two edged sword like its designer counterparts; albeit they cost a lot more.

I have tried to like this house, but eclectisism for the sake of itself is simply unacceptable to me. Dzongkha is an amalgamation of aged fruit and dusty floral set atop a slightly spicy tea note. Is this supposed to be innovative? I think not....especially at these prices.

Dzongkha is not horrid, but it isn't good either. It's simply a strange brew that falls short of the mark. Very short.

I would love to see L'Artisan cease and desist trying to be so different ( just for a moment at least) and create something incendiary along the lines of a classic tried and true power scent using the quality ingredients that they have at their disposal. Tried and true ( with a twist) would not be such a bad thing...........

1 comment:

  1. I actually like Dzongkha, but I perfectly understand your opinion.
    The "l'artisan parfumeur" perfumes used to be cheaper a decade ago. Last year, or the year before, they got 10€ more expansive, and they reached a psychological threshold in my mind, I can't bear to pay 70€ for 50ml, or 100-110 for 100ml, for the same fragrances with the same flaws (durability).
    But I really like their offering, it's a waste the new owner make the perfume costlier.

    Dzongkha was "oomph" for me : sweet indian spices (notably cardamon), smooth iris, spiritual incense, tea base, it's otherworldly and a bit confused like the feeling of adventure itself.

    "Safran troublant" is another favorite of mine, it's like no other. It seems too demure at first : the moist and warm saffron & santal combo (like saffran laundry-softener feeling), to the wonderful almost medicinal havoc of beauty (rose, saffron, light) when you overdo it a little.

    The AP used to be honnest good, natural based, perfume, but this quality get lost at actual price tag.