Friday, August 22, 2008

L'Artisan Parfumeur - Dzongkha

2006 saw the release of the excellent Dzongkha from fab french "niche-sters" L'Artisan Parfumeur. After a few so and so fragrances, especially the austere, stiff and boringly woody Timbuktu, this house was right back on track with Fou d'absinthe and this lovely iris elixir.

y no means an instant crowdpleaser, Dzongkha is an extremely dry and somewhat demanding scent. A stunning pale iris opens the blend that progresses into deep spices, tea and muted smoke. All notes with significant dryness as their common denominator. The drydown, that lingers forever, is a woodsy leather with subtle incense - truly exotic.

t is a very evocative blend - romantic as in breathtaking nature and stunning vistas. Dzongkha sports a mellow calm without the slightest hint of superficiality. Give this a one a serious try, and don´t let a perplexing first impression scare you of. For those willing to give this eau de toilette some time, chances are it´ll be a very rewarding experience. Simply superb.

Year of Launch: 2006
Gender Classification: Unisex
Reminiscent of: The Different Company Bois D'Iris, Dior Homme, Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist
Longevity & Sillage: Like many L'Artisan fragrances Dzongkha has a limited output but very good staying power.
Overall rating: 7/10

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