Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SOTD: Lostmarc'h Din Dan

Olfactoria's post about her own Perfume Purchasing Prohibition got me thinking about mine. It reminded me that the point of the is prohibition more perfume enjoyment, not frugality, so I dug out the current sample bag and rummaged around for something less cranky than my recent choices. The pick was: Lostmarc'h Din Dan.

Din Dan has just a little of the tapdancing happy that Sushi Imperiale has--I could imagine it as a distant cousin, doing a soft shoe in the sun instead of a fire-sparking tapdance in the snow. I've briefly sniffed it in the past, but without forming any conclusions.

Now, examined without the usual "Would I buy it? Would I wear it?" fuss and flurry, I find that I like it very much. The notes are said to be peach blossom, mint, lemon verbena, and lemon. That works for me. I love lemon verbena, but I think that, presented alone, it would get a little tiresome after a few hours. Din Dan seems to add just enough extra complexity to prevent that, while still leaving my main reaction at "Ooh! Lemony!"

Oddly, Himself read it as both bitter and musky; I need more noses on this. Do I read it as nonthreatening because I've been sniffing so many threatening fragrances?

Review Roundup: Perfume-Smellin' Things and Fragrantica and Basenotes and A Rose Beyond the Thames and MakeupAlley and surely there must be more?

Image: Wikimedia Commons.


  1. Thank you for the link!
    There is something to be said for shutting out the chatter now and again and just enjoying the moment! ;)

  2. Love that crown of roses! A great accessory for the evening.

  3. Hey, Olfactoria! You're welcome.

    And, yes, I agree. I'm hoping that by the end of this I'll be back to just enjoying fragrance without overanalyzing it.

  4. Yo, Lucy! Yes, isn't she pretty? Nothing, really, to do with the fragrance of the day, but the picture just pulled me in.