Hey there Posse. A few years ago Morn to Dusk in 2015 took my breath away. Pretty sure it was a sample GWP from a Viennese perfumery/homewares store. It got put into the suitcase in a bag with the other samples collected on a European tour and when we got back I tried it and pined for a bottle for about a year. Then one of our retailers in Sydney got the range, I think it was Mecca, GRABBED it so fast and it made it to me Best Of 2016. It’s definitely a winter wear for me so I thought you lot in the freezing wastelands known as the Northern Hemisphere Winter might like it as a very warming pick me up.
Morn to Dusk by Eau D’Italie
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, Lily-of-the-Valley
Seriously? I think that note list might be bogus. Here are the Eau d’Italie Morn to Dusk notes: Bergamot, Lily of the Valley, Bourbon Vanilla, Cedarwood, Musk. So only slightly off.
Also, the bottles have been updated since I got mine. Same bottle, shittier labelling and lid. Must have been a casualty of the pandemic. I do like the lilac box in the background though, pretty.
How does Morn to Dusk smell? Well the bergamot and lily of the valley blow by so fast I don even notice them. VANILLA! Sweet, boozy, resinous, rich and crackling like molten caramel going dark golden in the pan. So thick it’s like walking through neck high treacle. If you don’t love high octane vanilla then this will be your nemesis. Not only is it all encompassing, it lasts forever. One of the really good things about Morn to Dusk is that after the explosion of opening it settles into a beautiful warm amber vanilla that purrs along, getting a little woodier as it fades.
Perfect if you love to smell good all day into the night with no need for touch ups. By evening you will be a better than skin vanilla bomb, especially if you get a little heated dancing, jogging, horizontal marathons etc.
Vanilla smells good on almost every person on earth. If more men knew the secrets ion smelling of vanilla it could create a problem. Sure they have worn it in tandem with other notes down the decades but a vanilla soliflore is a bloody knockout on the guys. Though it’s simple, it’s also an incredibly complex scent. Vanilla has chiaroscuro but through scent. Light, dark, warm, cool, creamy, barkish and with just a hint of salt brackish.
The girls have known the secret of vanilla for a long time and use it to their advantage shamelessly.
For both sexes morn to Dusk will work. My advice is to use it sparingly. Too much is as head ache inducing as Cloud, angel of Samsara overdose.
Do you do the high octane vanillas like Morn to Dusk?