His there Posse. Hope this finds you all happy and well. If you are only one or neither then fingers crossed reading about fragrance will give you a lift. I wanted to talk about one of my favourite DSH Perfumes today. It’s called Indus and I have an oil roller ball that glides on effortlessly and gives really fabulous sillage.
Indus by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz for DSH Perfumes 2012
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves
Heart: Black tea, ginger, honey, beeswax, jasmine
Base: Amber, patchouli, musk, tolu balsam, vanilla, milk
Black pepper, cloves, honey and vanilla are what greet me as I apply Indus. It’s a warming, comforting scent that is cosy and yet full of adventure. When I am in India there are a couple of things Varun (my beautiful ex-partner) does when I’m feeling homesick, lonely or culture shock. Depending on the season he will bring me mangoes or mandarins. If neither of these are at hand then he will get the staff to bring me Chai. What is Chai? It’s a tea brewed on the stove with regular black tea leaves, added to that are a mixture of herbs & spices, sugar and milk. Unbelievably delicious and calming. Indus takes me back to Varun’s home in an instant.
The heart is honeyed and sweet tea, milky and I’m surprised there is no mention of almonds because I distinctly smell them. Dry down is a softly dry spiced vanilla that lasts till next morning.
Should you wish to smell like a sensual, spicy little minx then Indus is the fragrance for you. While I spend much of my time wearing it lost in daydreams of my time in India there are plenty of other parallels drawable wishing its fragrant folds. Baking, Tree of Life stores, hippies, childhood warm milk drinks, oriental dreams, movies and architecture all spring to mind while I’m wearing Indus.
Do you have a fragrance that takes you to a particular place in your mind?