DSH Recommendations?

what are best dsh perfumesSo sorry, I had like 4 hours of sleep Monday night. I thought I would just lay down and get back up and write a post.  Oops, that did not happen.

I was nosing around DSH, and I hadn’t been looking for a while. I really love her stuff, but she is so prolific, and I can’t figure out what is a newer must try.  So what do you recommend or what are your favorite DSH perfumes and why?

MARCH SNEAKS IN: Just saw this.  I love Dawn’s stuff and I am way overdue for another order so I’m curious too!  Maybe we can do a joint post….

  • BostonScentGuy says:

    Recently, I’ve enjoyed Musk Futura (a unisex skin scent with some salty, green, lightly floral touches), Le Jade (green, smoky, intriguing, odd!), the unfortunately now-unavailable Highland Idyll heirloom from May (beautiful green, pollen, broom, moss, and other magical pastoral things), and Paper White (a beautiful narcissus, iris).

  • Tami H. says:

    Oh my. There are SO many that I adore. Here are a few that are my current faves.
    I Fiore Bel Canto ( great Floral )
    Casa Azul ( sexy )
    Vanille Botanique ( one of my favorite Vanillas )
    Au Lait ( very comforting )
    Little Smile ( very comforting )
    Avocado Toast ( fun )
    Venus & Cupid ( romantic )
    Marzipan ( great holiday scent )

  • Carolyn says:

    I adore DSH. I recently sampled Mimosa. The opening is a bit sharp but the dry down was amazing so now it’s on my upsize list. My honey has repurchased Feuilles numerous times now. I’m not sure if that one was being retired though. I have a couple of samples of her more animalic scents (chinchilla and I think foxy?) which I’ve heard raves about. We also like Uptown Moonshine.

    • Patty says:

      I am pretty sure I have had chinchilla, and I remember it as being amazing for sure. Or there was one similar. It’s on my list as well. Thanks!

  • Queen-Cupcake says:

    DSH Vintage Patchouly and Ashram make my old hippie heart sing. Love Vert Pour Madame. And so many others.

    • Patty says:

      How patchy is the patchouli. Probably not on the top of my list, I like patch sort horizontally. 🙂 Ashram, is that patch too? She has SO many, and I have loved most I’ve tried for different reasons. I just have a hard time navigating her website, not sure why.

      • Queen-Cupcake says:

        Vintage Patchouly is kinda old-school, a little sweet, but yeah plenty patch. I love the opening, which has a dark, orange oil note, to my nose. Ashram is less sweet, nag champa and smooth. Reminds me of the way India print cotton bedspreads smelled in the shops in Harvard Square, circa 1972.

        Forgot to mention Dirty Rose (love it but hardly wear it), Cimabue (spicy gourmand, Oriental-ish honey and fruit)–love this one. Also Cafe Noir (coffe and spice–lovely).

  • AnnieA says:

    DSH selections make me dizzy (1O0+?) and their web site organization does not work for me. Happily, a kind perfume person sent along a few samples and I really enjoyed Fumée d’Or, which would be lovely for the winter.

    • Patty says:

      Same!!! I wish it were grouped differently, my brain just can’t seem to wrap around some of the way it is done. And SOOOOO many scents, many that sound similar. Fumee d’Or, what’s in it?

  • MMKinPA says:

    I have tried a good number of DSH perfumes but only a tiny fraction of the available options. Most recently I bought Piment et Chocolat for the winter and Summer Picnic, 1976 for the summer (rhubarb and strawberries). I tend to get a little overwhelmed when browsing the site – too many choices!

    • Patty says:

      Exactly. I sorta wish she would edit some. I LOVE Piment et Chocolat, it is one I had forever, ran out of and didn’t get around to re-buying. I’m trying to decide if I want to rebuy something I know I like or not. I wish she did a 4-perfume coffret that had 5 or 15 mls in it. I think I’d take a bigger flyer on some of them. I guess I just need to order some samples of things that are interesting, but LORD so many, and I know her work and a lot of it will be great.

  • Bastet says:

    I’m not usually a big fan of oud but I adore Habibi, a beautiful and slightly dirty orange blossom and oud.

    • Patty says:

      Isn’t that one of her newer ones? I was looking at that and was really intrigued. if it is really dirty, then it could be a winner.

  • Carlene says:

    Not new, definitely not new, but my favorites from DSH are Bois du Chocolat (Holiday no.13) (chocolate, musk, wood) and Jitterbug (vintage-style spicy-amber-oriental). Neither of these are what I would call summery (or subtle).

    • Patty says:

      I LOVE this one. This is another one I had for a long time, then didn’t replenish. I really should. The Jitterbug sounds great.Both of them I should probably wait until winter to get. I ordered he coffee one, but now am thinking I should have gotten he straight up coffee scent and not Cafe Noir.

  • Portia Turbo says:

    LOVE DSH Perfumes Patty,
    My all time two faves are
    Giverny In Bloom (2015): The coolest, most refreshing and calming green, A/C, florists fridge of them all. Spectacular.
    Ma Folie de Noel (My Christmas Folly; Holiday no.6): It really is the most Xmassy scent around. It hits all the right spots for me. Spicy, smoky, warm and cuddly. Not a new one but one of her best.
    Portia xx

    • Musette says:

      ooh! That Giverny in Bloom sounds right up my alley (or allee’, if you will 😉 – I’mo have to try it! I love DSH’s stuff but Patty’s right, her output is HUGE! so it’s difficult to parse (at least for me)


      • Portia Turbo says:

        100% Musette,
        DSH also did a fantastic animalic called Chinchilla recently. So furry.
        Portia xx

      • Patty says:

        It is a LOT. so much great. And I can’t even figure out who I wish she would rearrange, except I just struggle. Maybe editing a little and running things as limited editions so there isn’t as much up there at the same time. a lot are similar, but I know from experience they sound alike in notes, but are pretty different. I’m with you on the Giverny.

    • Patty says:

      Oh, that sounds lovely. How green? I’m not much of a really green chypre kind of girl. the florist fridge parts sounds amqazing, though. I have done her Christmas things in the past, and I think I’ve loved all of them. I can’t remember if I tried the Folie, but it sounds amazing!

    • Patty says:

      I swear, I replied to this, and it was just eaten! So is the Giverny more florist fridge and not much like chypre green? If so, that sounds aamzing. I have loved all of her Christmas things I’ve sniffed, but am thinking the Ma Folie is one I didn’t get to. I feel a fall order is going to need to be made!