Indie line Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has launched La Belle Saison, a new natural lilac fragrance.
For me, I await the arrival of of the lilacs each and every year... and for the past five seasons, I have been working on creating something quite special and rare: an all botanical lilac perfume.
Lilacs, as lovely as they are and profoundly scented, do not yield their essence through the usual methods of extraction. And so it's usually synthetic lilac notes that are used to create lilac perfume designs. I wanted something different; and challenging to create.
What came from my explorations is a delightfully fresh and airy Spring bouquet that gives the feel and impression of lilacs in bloom among the moisture and other blooming flowers that accompany the season. It is less a photographic ‘portrait’ of lilacs but rather like a painting that expresses the feeling as well as the scent of lilac; of Spring’s freshness. Unlike one of DSH’s best selling Spring florals, mixed-media perfume “White Lilac”, La Belle Saison is intended to speak to a the purist, who is searching for an all botanical lilac fragrance.
La Belle Saison opens with notes of natural cucumber, bergamot, and anise to open into the floral lilac (accord) bouquet in the heart. Hints of neroli, jasmine grandiflorum, Bulgarian rose, and subtle spice notes glow softly in the heart giving a sense of dimension and space to the bouquet as it sets itself down on the dewy ground of vetiver, ambrette seed, and acacia honey.
As this is an all natural design created of rare and hard to find materials, we are initially offering La Belle Saison as a signed and numbered limited editions. There will be 50 / 5 ml Extrait Parfum in Antique French flacons, and 30 / 15 ml. Samples are also available.
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz La Belle Saison is available now from the brand website.
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