Dawn by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
What Does Dawn Smell Like
Dawn by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle opens with a crisp, tangy aroma of pink pepper that's swiftly accompanied by a soft Turkish rose scent, lending a gentle floral undertone. As the initial notes recede, the perfume evolves into a richer and deeper scent, with the aromatic, fume-like character of frankincense taking the stage, further softened by the luscious Turkish rose absolute. The floral and smoky scents combined create an mesmerizing, oriental heart. The base of the perfume is a solid array of robust notes. A potent oud scent remains distinct, filling the air with its dark and intense richness. The warm, sweet scent of labdanum envelops the oud, its resinous touch embracing the woody notes to deepen the overall experience. Oakmoss lends a slightly damp, forest-like freshness to the mix, and lastly, vetiver infuses a tinge of earthy, root-like aroma, grounding the perfume. Altogether, the perfume cycles from a bright spicy opening to a smoky, resinous heart, ending with a dark, woody base, reminiscent of a mystical oriental journey from sunrise to sunset.
Review of Dawn
Dawn by Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle is a fragrance that undeniably exudes a bold and intense personality. Released in 2018, it has carved its own path, appealing largely to a mature and male demographic. It's not your common scent, as it tends to lean towards the smoky, resinous, and oriental side, making it a choice for those who don't mind standing out in the crowd.
Ideal for the colder months of fall and winter, Dawn proves itself a loyal companion for evenings, night outs, and leisurely occasions. It is a scent that has proven its longevity, clinging to your skin for hours on end, ensuring you're not forgotten after you've left the room. However, this longevity does come with a caveat - it is not a perfume that you would want to spray generously, as its pronounced sillage may easily become too overwhelming.
The scent's dominant notes of Turkish rose and oud are the heart and soul of this fragrance, offering an exotic and intricate blend. While the smoky and woody undertones add a dramatic depth to the mix, a dash of spice keeps it from becoming too heavy. However, the fragrance might not be the first choice for those seeking a light, floral, or fresh scent, as it leans towards the darker, robust side of the olfactory spectrum.
As for its value, Dawn might not be a budget-friendly option, but for those who appreciate a distinct, robust fragrance that dares to be different, it might just be worth the investment. Do bear in mind though, this isn't your everyday perfume. It's a statement, a bold proclamation of individuality.
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