Papillon Dryad and Areej Le Dore Oud Zen

I did NOT forget about you guys today.  I need to come up with some more planning with everything I’ve got going on.

So new iPapillon Dryadn this week that I’ve sniffed – Papillon Dryad and Areej Le Dore Oud Zen.

Papillon Dryad probably is not so much my thing.  It is a beautiful green gorgeous thing.  I’m not a green perfume kind of girl.  Doesn’t matter, if you love green, the old Diors, etc., you absolutely have to get this.    It is beautifully made and feels wild, like your forest came alive and is slowly eating your house when you turn your back.  But every time you try to catch it, it looks calm and lovely and tranquil.  Yeah, that kind of green. It’s a green that makes me wish I loved to wear this particular kind of perfume.

Areej Le Dore Oud Zen.  I read one review that said this is not a dirty oud.  Oh, pshaw.  Okay, I may be a lightweight when it comes to oud, but I think it is the filthiest oud.  Toe-curling dirty.  I got a little on my nose when I leaned in too quick after I first sprayed it and then spent the day with a vague uneasiness about my level of skank I was putting off.  Okay, probably not the filthiest thing I’ve ever smelled, but it’s up there in my fave top five along with Areej le Dore Siberian Musk.

So middle of summer, hot as heck, and I am covered in skanky oud and magical forests.  It’s a good summer.

I’ll do a giveaway, two sets of a sample of each to a lucky commenter drawn at random.  So of the two, which one are you most keen to smell? The skanky oud or the magical forest?

  • Libby says:

    most interested in the magical green forest, but still dipping my toes in ouds, so a sample would be best!

  • Judith Haber says:

    love the picture; sure I would love the fumes!

  • Seriously on the fence as to which one I’d prefer.I guess if I was able to smell all the different nuances of each,it might be easier 🙂

  • Becca says:

    Both sound magical!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Skanky oud might be more to my taste, but the description of both has me intrigued.

  • bshell says:

    The forest one please. If Papillon Dryad smells like the forest image provided, I would love to smell it.

  • Leigh says:

    I would love to try the dryad!

  • Leanne Lovie says:

    I am absolutely In love with dryads in general, so I would expect Dryads to win out . . . . . But I’m also liking a bit of skank this fall. New Sibet and Pardis Pardo are rwo current favorites . . . . So a dirty woody oud might be just perfect

  • Renee says:

    I’m way excited about the green!

  • The green one sounds amazing!

  • lena says:

    It would have to be Dryad for me – I love green frags, and find irresistible the idea of a magical forest 🙂 Thanks for the draw!

  • Oh Dryad. I’m longing to smell it, even though it may not be for me. Then again, I did wear the Cellier version of Vent Vert in my youth, so…. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    • Karen says:

      Also…I came across an article about Forest Bathing, no swimsuit needed. So that’s where my mind is.

  • Rosemary says:

    Both sound intriguing, but I think I’d lean towards green forest! Maybe I’ll brave the heat today during lunch and walk in the little forest on our nature trail! I love it in spring and fall, but summer is rough!

  • Michelle says:

    Hmmm.. the forest is tempting…but bring on the skank! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Nemo says:

    You smell amazing!! I think the combo sounds the best, so not sure how I will only pick one 🙂 I guess will go with the forest, thank you for the giveaway!

  • SunnyDay says:

    I smelled Dryad on paper the other day. I would love to smell this magical forest on my skin.

  • Nicole says:

    Magical forest for me! Your description combined with the picture you chose are pretty compelling.

  • SHMW says:

    Interesting… Forest for me, I love Ormonde Woman but then I thought you did too, Patty, does this suggest dryad is a very different sort of green?

  • Tatiana says:

    I’m all about green scents, they’re some of my favorite for spring and summer.

  • crikey says:

    I love the idea of a dangerous green perfume that plays grandmother’s footsteps–I’m longing to smell Dryad.

  • Lemoncake says:

    Love a skanky oud. You definitely had me at “toe curling dirty”. Thanks for the post and draw!

  • Ingeborg says:

    I am a fan of most green scents and not a fan of oud, so absolutely Dryad. I really want to find a favorite from Papillon!

  • Pam says:

    The skank for me. I love a good green, but a great skank is even better. Thanks for the drawing.

  • BostonScentGuy says:

    I’ve been looking forward to smelling Dryad (and I am a green perfume kind of guy), so that is probably my winner, but the skanky oud also sounds great! Thanks for the draw.

  • Neva says:

    Definitely Dryad! I love green perfumes and I like the house of Papillon.

  • Kandice says:

    I don’t know. I kind of like the combination of the two as you described them 🙂 Thanks for the chance to try them!

  • otamom says:

    Skanky is so not my style. However, fresh greens are, and so lovely for summer. Thank for the opportunity!

  • SamanthaL says:

    I love to smell of forest whenever possible…I’m a lunatic about it! Please enter me and thank you!

  • Tara C says:

    No real access to Areej le Doré so that’s the one I’m least likely to smell. Thanks for the draw!

  • Jerome says:

    Oh hell – I’d love to skank it up!

  • maggiecat says:

    That would be the magical forest for me. I was over oud before it became a thing – I like MFK’s Oud Satin Mood on a chilly day, and that’s about it. I’m sure I’m missing out somehow, but that’s the way it is. Can’t argue with my nose (well, I can but it never does any good).

  • MaggieToo says:

    green Green GREEN! Dying to try Dryad, have seldom met a vintage green I didn’t like — old Diors, Vent Vert, bring it on!

  • Melissa Long says:

    Sooo… I own several fairy costumes and I’m in my 30s. Dryad sounds like my happy place.

  • nicevulady says:

    I would really like to try Dryad. I love the feel of a green forest. Thank you for your generosity.

  • cinnamon says:

    I’m curious about the forest. I haven’t loved the other Papillons but this sounds very intriguing.

  • crystesmom says:


    You’re killing me with indecision! “Forest” and “Skank” are my two favorite words in perfumery. That said, I absolutely love all of Liz Moores’ scents, so I’ll say “Dryad”.

  • J. Tong says:

    Hi Patty,
    Definitely green! The one redeeming factor of me having to clean up my backyard is the scent of green, as I yank out meters and meters of ivy growing over my cedars.

  • Koyel says:

    Magical forest! Now I want to try Dryad even more than I already did. Thanks for the draw 🙂

  • Grizzlesnort says:

    Skank edges out green but I’ll take either! xxoo

  • Kate E. says:

    I’d love a magical forest right now! Heck, I’ll take a shade tree at this point! 🙂
    Thanks for the draw!

  • mikasminion says:

    I’ve been dying to try Dryad but I love filthy scents so now I’m lemming both.

  • Bastet says:

    Well I love skank so I’ll have to go with the oud, but they both sound interesting!

  • RoseMacaroon says:

    Another green-lover here! The dryad is my inspiration and keeps some vestigial sense of Magic Kingdom alive for me despite all the suffering of life.
    Thanks for the draw! Also love this post — how long were you smelling skanky out with every inhale?!

  • ScentSpirit says:

    Definitely – the magical forest!

  • AnnieA says:

    Team forest! Especially in the summer

  • Irina says:

    the magical forest for me, for sure- thanks for the darw

  • HeidiC says:

    DYING to try Dryad — Salome is one of my favorite scents ever, and also a fan of Anubis. An old-school chypre with galbanum on top? Yes please! Thanks for the draw!

  • Anna Egeria P. says:

    I’d love to try the magical forest scent! Thank you.

  • Nancysg says:

    Green forests for me. I have come to realize that green fragrances are my go to scent family. From floral to leathery, green is my mode.

  • Jan says:

    I’m a green girl!

  • FeralJasmine says:

    I love mask, and I’m not usually a great fan of greens but this one sounds absolutely wonderful.

  • Pats says:

    Oh gosh -it would have to be forest for me – green, alone, tranquil – i need some living things around me that dont ask for anything 🙂

  • Kathryn says:

    Magical forests for me. I love green.

  • Paddy Mogan says:

    Yummmm, both!!!!