Hey Posse! You already know how much I love Indie Perfumes. Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has done it again with Seve de Pin (Sève de Pin is Pine Seed in French (SHIT! NOPE It’s Pine SAP sorry). She manages to keep the perfume feeling Indie but with a smooth nonchalance that makes me think of the fine finish on mass-tige.
Seve de Pin by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz for DSH Perfumes
DSH Perfumes gives these featured accords:
Amyris, Elemi, Pine Needle Absolute, Poplar Bud absolute, Ambergris, Balsam Fir, Fossilized Amber Resin, Frankincense (Olibanum), Honey, Labdanum, Oppopanax, Virginia Cedar, Bulgarian Rose Absolute, Leafy Green (accord), Armoise (Mugwort), Green Mandarin, Lemon
I have an admission to make. The bush is not something I crave. Nope. Give me urban landscape please, country towns even, convenience is an addiction and I am heavily into it. In no way do I choose to rough it on the land. When I was a cadet I bloody well hated it. Sleeping under a sheet of plastic over a rope in Australia is tantamount to a death wish. Too much of our flora and fauna will kill you dead.
So it’s weird that I have such a taste for earthy, woodsy, dank, humus rich fragrances that smell like you’re caught in the high summer heat under a trees shade on a creek bank. The warm fetid air about 15 degrees cooler than the scorching sunshine yet so full of intoxicating smells.
I’ve never been in an American pine forest but having smelled Seve de Pin it feels like I’ve been pretty close. Picking out any detailed notes is almost impossible here, somehow Dawn has woven the notes together so seamlessly that all I smell is the dream of a pine forest.
From DSH Perfumes:
Seve de Pin explores the inner life of the pine forest taking you from the first sweet, sticky, golden sap of Spring to the now encrusted Autumn amber jewels on the trees. This is lush pine resin at it’s best; there’s nothing pine-sol or hanging “car trees” about this.
Have you ever been in the American pine forests? Tell us your memories.
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