Hey there Perfume Posse! What’s new with you? I have recently grabbed out of the collection my bottle of Mitzah. It’s been hiding away because I’ve been to scared to use it since it was basically DCd. They still make a limited number of 250ml bottles each year and ONLY sell it in Paris. Bastards! So instead of enjoying it to the max I’ve been hoarding it away, even though I do have a 250ml backup bottle as well. Yes, sad frag hoarder here. Well, no more. Mitzah is back on my favourites tray and getting some skin action.
Mitzah by DIOR 2010
François Demachy for DIOR La Collection Couturier Parfumeur
Perfume gives these featured accords:
Spices, Honey, Coriander, Labdanum, Patchouli, Rose, Frankincense, Cinnamon
Matzah is about as close to fragrant perfection for me as is possible. I understand the parts and makings of it, the ingredient list, smelled most bits solo. Mitzah transcends its parts to become something more grand and luscious than could ever have been expected. An amber but an unexpected one. Sweetened with honey, labdanum and a dry patchouli. The rose is crisp and lightly spiced. Smoky incense and the fiery sizzle of cinnamon and other spices. Even the smooth green herbal wash of coriander, that serves to bind the whole into a cohesive fragrance. Personally, I think we are missing a few notes here, vanilla, musk and some white flowers all seem to be in the mix.
What it really smells like though is expensive. Somehow, François Demachy has created an olfactory masterpiece with these tried and true old bits and pieces.
When I spritz Mitzah I am sent on a journey. I’m a movie star at a premier, a bedouin crossing the desert, a trophy bride at a charity gala and any number of unlikely amazing things. Every time the ride and dream are different but always the lightly animalic amber and smoky incense. An amber for all seasons and sexes, universal.
Did you ever get to try Mitzah?
Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies