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Daim Blond Serge Lutens for women and men

Daim Blond Serge Lutens for women and men
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Serge Lutens likes to use unusual and rare materials in his aromatic bouquets, each of them being a masterpiece. Daim Blond means ‘white suede’. The title announces a fragrancy pleasure, which is very intensive, since it contains 20% of real perfume juice, unlike ordinary perfume waters which contain 15%. This is a delicate interpretation of leather fragrances: spicy, musky, creamy… The top notes contain hawthorn, Ceylon cardamom; the heart includes iris, apricot kernel, while the base encompasses musk, heliotrope and leather. The fragrance is appropriate for men and women. The perfume was created by Christopher Sheldrake in 2004.

Perfume rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 928 votes.

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Apricot iris Musk Heliotrope Suede Cardamon Hawthorn

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Daim Blond Fragrance Reviews

indigo
indigo

DB is my most worn perfume, & I must be on 6th or 7th bottle now.
I don't think I can write a review that really does it justice though - it's just a gorgeous perfume (imo) that speaks to me more than the rest of my bottles.

Suede (especially strong in the opening), the apricot feels dry-ish in texture, not sugary or juicy. I can't pick out iris or heliotrope distinctly (& I love heliotrope) - although I do vaguely sense some purple florals. Anyway, to me they they sit quietly & politely in the background. On my skin the drydown is a warm clean musk.

DB feels really well balanced. It opens coolish & aloof, & finishes up warm & mellow, like a sunny Autumn day ! It's doesn't make a big statement, people will say "you smell lovely", rather than "your perfume smells lovely" A versatile scent that never feels inappropriate - it gives me confidence & always makes me feel better than I know I am.

The Jeffwithfrags review (further down) really made me think. The perceived "faults" are probably exactly why I am so fond of DB. Not too fruity/vanillic (I'm tired of vanilla) not loud, & not "too" anything. . I love this perfume because it is understated & elegant, but still unusual.

Mar
29
2017
mendwillie
mendwillie

Wow, the scent of impact, the leather appears punching soon in the face, deep down I feel the iris want to bloom more the leather insists all the time that she is that reigns. I like it a lot, but it sure is not a very easy perfume, because it is a rough perfume with a slight sweet touch in the end, this is very good for me.

I evaluate this:
Smell: 8/10
Projection: 7.5/10
Longevity: 8/10

Mar
23
2017
Madrona
Madrona

Way closer to... dare I say it... La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraiche than Bottega Veneta in my opinion.

*ducks rotten tomatoes*

Feb
10
2017
MEOWITSTERRA
MEOWITSTERRA

Oh, how I wish suede style fragrances worked on my skin.

I had a hard time differentiating the top notes; the blend was too close to Neosporin and band-aids. It took a few hours for the smooth suede and creamy tone to develop.

It's very lovely, but the beginning was too much for me to tolerate.

Jan
26
2017
Objections
Objections

What a beauty. There are so many Serge Lutens that I know upon first sniff id fall deeply in love with. Sadly the prices certainly restrict me from ever really finding out. This was my first ever Serge Lutens experience. Thanks to the amazing Perfumeaddict777. I am not disappointed. High quality well composed fragrance. Warm, rich, dry and indulgent suede/leather. It smells a little boozy to my nose too.

Jan
06
2017
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

Nice leather scent, quite sweet, but far from popular sugary monsters. I would say it's an interesting scent for suede and musk lovers. I like it even if it's not in my style.

Dec
06
2016
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

This is very interesting one to try. I like how suede, musk and iris notes mix together in it. There's some sweet notes too, but it's not too sweet, just right amount of sweetness.
It seems more feminine than masculine to me.
I think it smells like some very old, but valuable leather material.
My impressions of this perfume are very good.
I can imagine someone very classic looking and elegant wearing this perfume. She would live in old but classy house and have lots of old books with leather covers.

Nov
30
2016
jes1123
jes1123

I go back and forth on loving this one and thinking it's only okay. It is exactly as if Le Labo Santal 33 and Bottega Veneta had a baby. But this baby only got the good genes from each parent, not that nauseating dirtiness of the Santal 33 and the sharpness of Botegga. This is soft, very soft, lightly floral, creamy, leathery, and only very slightly powdery and fruity.

Oct
26
2016
Ultramonika
Ultramonika

Sweet, dry, powdery leather scent.Feminine, it is not my favourite range, but very correct overall.

Oct
17
2016
blacktaffeta
blacktaffeta

Oh no! I thought I was going to love this, since I've adored pretty much every leather fragrance I've tried. And I was thrilled to get a sample from a kind fragrantican :)

I also adored my suede jacket and wore it to ribbons. But I have to say, it never smelled like this, and if it had I wouldn't have been a fan.

Basically, musky apricot is what I'm feeling - and that's not a good combination. Bleuch.

Sorry Serge.

Sep
23
2016
AlmalkiJeme
AlmalkiJeme

الجلود و المشمس
لأول مرة اشتم هذه الرائحه بهذا الجمال
سيكون في الايام البارده اكثر جمالا
للأسف ثباته جيد وفوحانه ضعيف
لكنه يستحق التجربه وربما الاقتناء ولو للاستمتاع الشخصي
9/10

Sep
05
2016
Hatleberger
Hatleberger

Uh.. no, i don't know. Looks promising on the notes card, but in reality feels like lots of shredded leather soaked in sweet apricot. Or may me this could be a smell of a shoemaker's little shop, after the apricot is gone. Way too heavy and overpowering to my taste. Has nothing in common with Bottega Veneta, which is by far much more elegant, wearable and simply tastefull. I start to think Luten's perfumes are overrated. Even though the authour's hand is very recognizable throughout the range.

Aug
17
2016
gedlive
gedlive

I'm revisiting this one and would like to ad some new observations.

The sillage is soft to moderate, but the juice is of such high quality you can over spray with this one and many more nuances come forth.

The quality reminded me of Creed fragrances, the notes are clean and distinct. It reminded me of Aventus a bit, the soft sillage, bright fruity apricot note, and the musc with the floral nuances. It's so smooth, refined and a bit sexy, if the sillage was greater, it could be over the top.

I get a soft leather, some cardomom, and a bright apricot note, one of the best fruity notes I have ever experienced.

Diam Blond is one of only two Lutens I have in my permanent collection, along with Ambre Sultan.

Aug
13
2016
ChaiLatte2009
ChaiLatte2009

Soapy, sweet suede (with warm sweetness of apricot). Really nice. Makes you feel groomed. Good longevity, as usual with SL. Great corporate setting scent. :)

Jul
20
2016
thesheppardess
thesheppardess

The more I test perfumes, the less I know.
I was sure DB had lavender in it but no, not a bit. On my skin this smells like very dry iris, lavender, leather and salt. Never before have I found a fragrance to smell salty. I do not pick up any fruit or heliotrope. For such a dry scent, I don't mind it.

Edit - on second trial it reminded my of the smell from an old medicine chest. Soap, leather strap for a razor, benzoin ointment, talcum powder and band-aids or plasters, toothpaste and maybe a little Dettol. This doesn't mean that I don't like DB. In fact it takes me back to my aunt and uncles bathroom in an old victorian stone house, in Scotland. ... with no central heating. Right, so if I follow my thought processes, medicine chest in an old, slightly musty house. Great for nostalgia but I won't wear it again.

Jul
13
2016
juji
juji

Thanks to a very sweet member, I have just sampled this for the first time. I could fall over I love it so much! Ohhh. Wow. I need this in my life and soon.

Jul
12
2016
IndigoEye
IndigoEye

This is nearly great. I love the sweetness of apricot and the gentle florals against the soft suede and cardamom - just so sensual to me. The combination of the cool (spice, leather, iris) and sweet (floral, fruit) is excellent. However, it just wears too close to the skin. I have finished a bottle, and finished a bottle of Bottega Veneta which has similar longevity issues for me. So close! Is there anything else out there which has a similar cool but sensual theme that plays a little longer?

Jul
11
2016
ras.kel.5
ras.kel.5

This fragrance opens with cardamon, apricot, heliotrope, and suede. The cardamon adds more sweetness to the fuzzy apricot and lasts about 30 minutes, after which it becomes faint and lets the apricot become the star of the show. The suede is plush and adds a softness that makes you feel like you could almost touch this perfume. However, there's a slight soapiness that bothers me, maybe my skin chemistry is at fault, and turns this from a love to a like.

Jun
08
2016
Cassiano
Cassiano

Daim Blond was released in 2004 and its name means, in English, "Blond Suede", in literal translation. But figuratively, the translation would be White Suede, in the same way that happens when we're talking about the blond woods.

Serge Lutens was inspired by the softness of white suede and defends his idea saying: "As blond as a Swede, as yellow as corn silk, as gold as the sun or a golden boy or whatever else you can imagine”.
Daim Blond opens with notes of cardamom of Ceylon and Hawthorn, followed by iris and apricot seeds, ending with a base of musk, heliotrope and leather.

On the skin, what could be a great fragrance, reveals itself as a light creation with nothing to add. For five minutes, the scent is lovely and brings that leathery aspect of so many other niche perfumes. However, in less than 2 hours, the scent disappears, leaving a soft trail of leather and vanilla, which is a result of the heliotrope note. Cardamom? Iris? Not here on my skin!

Apparently, Daim Blond is mutant. I've read reports of people who found its fragrance extremely sweet, others said that the perfume has resulted in an apricot jam and there are those who were bothered with a soapy nuance.

In my opinion, Daim Blond is a failure if compared to the rest of the creations of the House. I dare to say that by not being part of the L’eau Collection, the disappointment is even bigger. At least, fresh scents have volatile ingredients, which is understandable. This is not the case!

I close my analysis with a comparison: Daim Blond could transmit the delightful feeling of being wearing a beautiful white suede jacket, fitted and at the same time comfortable. But ended up being a cheap plastic jacket without a good trim and, above all, quality.

Apr
11
2016
Strange_Alchemy
Strange_Alchemy

In the past couple of months, I must've gone through 50 different fragrance samples, looking for an instant love.

I wanted leather with no hint of the chemical leatherette hit that some good quality leathers still have, with just enough sweetness to stop it from veering into the masculine.

This is it. It's soft, buttery suede that been well-taken care of. No scent of tanning chemicals linger, but apricot and warm skin. The musk and iris is there so it doesn't go syrupy sweet.

So, so beautiful. Sillage is moderate, and the ghost of it still lingers on my skin after a whole work day (10 hours)

And gladly, it does not go the least bit soapy on my skin.

Feb
25
2016
Cauda Pavonis
Cauda Pavonis

Sweet, hint of powder, musk (and pine?) in opening. Light and fruity. Smoky leather there starts very much in the background but quickly moves forward, with a soapy note. Graphite (pencils). Amber also very light. Dry down loses it's sweetness, dry, dusty. Soapy incense. Long lasting dry down; cool, powdery spice. Could smell the amber a bit more towards the end but it was still restrained.

Feb
22
2016
mirrorghost
mirrorghost

in the beginning, this is more leathery than i thought it would be- a fruity leather, that leans more to suede as time goes by. i recently tried bottega veneta, and while i see a similarity in the feel of the scent, this one is both sweeter and smokier to me. i'm getting something a bit floral here i think, (besides iris) but it's unrecognizable so maybe it's hawthorn? the apricot seems to come and go and the leather goes from smoky to suedey, back and forth. i like that aspect of the scent a lot and overall i really like this one a lot.

Jan
27
2016
jeffwithfrags
jeffwithfrags

Daim Blond is by far the most approachable Luten's in his whole library but it sadly doesn't mean it's amazing. In fact, it's utterly disappointing.

Main problem is the apricot accord is surprisingly light-handed and not really sweet enough. But then, a faint smell of the dreaded 'rubber' vibe that fades pretty fast but not fast enough for an Opening impression.

This is a $150+ scent for 50mls and they couldn't iron-out this off putting note? Terrible.

It doesn't carry the 'punch' of a dedicated 'Fruity' nor the velvet feel of a good suede.

What is there is pleasant but faint. I really think the scent misses vanilla, this would have taken it 2 levels above.

But for those who prefer a fainlty-sweeteesh scent and totally cannot stand vanilla, this may be the scent for you.

For me, a fruity scent with beautiful floral and the rare heliotrpe adding some gourmand does not make sense without a good bit of vanilla and/or cedar.

If you're after a syrupy bold 'Modern powerhouse', steer well clear. This lasted less than 1 hour on me. I think Lutens missed a trick with a real crowd-pleaser here and it's sad.

But, ending on a positive it's by far the best offering for me of a very poor House, just my take on this one.

Was thinking of buying the smaller bottle but there was simply too much competition to waste $100.

May pick up an empty bottle on Ebay, just for collection's sake, as I love Luten's presentation!

Oh well, it's not like I'm at a loss here.

My rating: 5/10.
Scent Quality: 8/10.

Dec
25
2015
gedlive
gedlive

That's my review just below. I was signed out, and they don't let you delete or edit as a guest reviewer.

This fragrance is long lasting, but it wispers. So we need to listen closely. It took me a few months of wearing my summer signature to pick up the nuances. This fragrance is quite great, but it takes time to get to know and appreciate.

I like having a few nice male florals in my colection, as Iquitos, and Givenchy Insense, I place Daim Blond in that genre, although it is a shared fragrance for sure. If you like this and would like it more rich, full and oppulant, check out Iquitos.
The suede leather, many have as the main note, is not the main note for me. The heart is an animalic, (musk) fruity/ floral accord. The florals are sweet and bright, similar to Lilly of the valleys, I guess it's the Heliotrope. I almost get a nuance of coconut making an accord with the musk, giving it that velvety comforting smoothness. In the base notes, I get the light suede, Amber and Cardomon.
I'm glad I don't detect any Iris, as I don't care for it, as in Dior Homme or the Sport. Fruit, and bright sweet florals make for a nice accord, as one of my favorites Givenchy Insense which blends Lilly of the valley, magnolia, with black currant with wisps of pine. Daim Blond is grounded with suede and Cardomon and possibly a touch of balsamic Amber. At the Lutens web site, it has Daim Blond in the resinous/ Amber category, with Arabie, Ambre Sultan and Chergui.
The fruity accord, reminds me of the tropical fruit and coconut accord I find in "Iquitos". Mango, Papaya, and Apricot, yes. I'm enjoying this beutifull subtle fragrance in the Winter, but I think it will shine more in Spring and Summer.

I think of Daim Blond as a fruity fresh fragrance, with substance and sophisticated elegance. You have mostly a lightly sweet fruity floral, with the nice musk and suede giving it richness. Apricot and suede are similar scents for me making for a harmonious accord.
Cardomon can make harsh scents more comfortable and wearable, like in TF Oud Wood.
J-C Ellena often uses Cardomon, adding a vegitality, or as some mentioned of Daim Blond, it makes it smell like skin.

In the mid- drydown, wow some accord is zinging me, nice ! Slightly boozy, like a nuance of Apricot brandy, and now I'm getting a very nice and very light vanelic powderyness, which I guess is the Iris.

Continued below as " guest"...

Dec
23
2015
guest_
guest_

I received my blind buy bottle after reading all the reviews here and Basenotes. These are my first impressions, and where I think the reviews are right on or a bit misleading.

My first thought was how much it smells like a discontinued classic from the 80's that most have not tried, Alain Delon's "Iquitos". It has the fruity notes, leather, Cardomon, musk, and plenty of florals. It's like Iquitos light. Iquitos is marketed as exclusively a male fragrance that woman would be very attracted to. Daim Blond is actually far less feminine than Iquitos, so I won't have problems wearing this one.

So enough comparisons... Although knowing Iquitos is helping me definitely Daim Blond. OK, lets get to it, the Apricot note many mention, is not so much Apricot, as a medley of fruity notes. A fruity, floral, light leather accord. There is a light Ambery base. The heart accord I would say are a muscy fruity florals, on a base of light suede and Amber. The Cardomon permeates the composition giving it that velvety smooth harmony.

I read that Serge Lutens, and his perfumer Sheldrake where trying to compose a very comforting fragrance. I believe they supreemly have succeeded. I love Ambre Sultan, but other Lutens I tried where quality spectacular fragrances, like Fil Aiguilles, but to syrupy sweet to feel comfortable wearing to often. This is a comfort scent that is versatile and signature worthy.

Rating: 9/10

Merry Christmas, John 3:16

Dec
23
2015
Sacredsystem
Sacredsystem

Do I like fruity notes? No
Do I enjoy a powdery note? No
Do I gravitate towards floral notes? No
Do I like musky notes? No
Do I like Daim Blond? No…………I LOVE DAIM BLOND!
Daim Blond is more than apricots, florals, powder, musk and suede to me. Yes those notes are present in Daim Blond, but Cardamom is the key player for me. It impregnates all the notes and makes Daim Blond warm and sensual while still allowing the other players to express themselves. Cardamom gently adds a spicy, resinous, creamy and aromatic experience to Daim Blond that I truly love. Can a man wear Daim Blond? Do I really need to answer that?

Dec
13
2015
walking44
walking44

I heard this was similar to Veneta Bottega so I tried it. Daim Blond is lipstick, apricot syrup, yeast, wine, pencil shavings, and leather. I like it and definitely smell a resemblance. But if I did a side-by-side test, I'm choosing Veneta.

Dec
12
2015
Jrmcquill
Jrmcquill

This is a soft leather, accented by apricot and musk, with light florals (iris) in the background. Absolutely cozy! Extremely well constructed. The opening blast is memorable, but sadly, for me, this dries down quickly and remains a skin scent from beginning to end. Thumb neutral on this one from SL.

Dec
02
2015
kanak
kanak

Another Sheldrake-Lutens goodie, Daim Blond is a nice, fruity apricot suede fragrance. Like all Lutens, try this on skin, not paper and give it time to develop. Do not judge it by the first harsh notes which in trademark Lutens style is a weird sweet herbal cough syrup kind of smell to my nose. Give it half an hour and the apricot and suede comes in with some floral notes and hints of musk and spice, the iris and cardamom I am guessing.Does'nt change much for the rest of it's scent life. Projection is personal space only and longevity on me is about 5 hours with 3-4 sprays.

If you are looking for a soft leather frag that is very different compared to say Tuscan Leather or Cuir Cannage, this is worth a look. Very comfortable frag once it settles in but it might take you 3 or 4 full wearings for it to click into place and to fully appreciate it so do not be quick to dismiss it. No such thing as a straightforward Lutens Frag!! I like it a lot.8/10

Oct
18
2015
diamondsr4ever
diamondsr4ever

Today I am wearing Serge Lutens Daim Blond.

A short while ago I went into my bedroom caught the wonderful aroma of Bottega Veneta and thought for one moment that was what I had put on. Daim Blond (to me) could be the twin sister of Bottega Veneta. And I adore it. My review for Daim would be almost identical to my previous review for B.V.
Think younger sister, quiet, introspective but just as beautiful.

Oct
07
2015
vonnnie
vonnnie

First wear: bike tires you braked abruptly and scorched a bit,iris, powdery rich plum? As it dries the suede joins, not pale but the soft, seasoned ripeness of your favorite deerskin suede fringe jacket that's been broken in. Other supporting notes I can't identify and try as I might, I don't smell dried apricots. On me SLDB lasts with minimal projection and low sillage.

Daim Blond is subtle, warm, deep mellow fruit, musky, suedy. A deep sniff hits low in the throat like wine. Warm and elegant with no need to cross over to sweet, spicy or woody, and IMO this level of control is mighty impressive! SLDB is what Bvlgari Black should have been.

Sep
13
2015
dsty
dsty

This is exactly what I was hoping for based on that enticing pyramid of notes: a lovely combination of (above all) suede and apricots.

The suede is very smooth and dry, a bit dusty. That pleasantly rigid vibe is on the one hand enhanced by the slight spiciness from the cardamom and the somewhat sharp iris, and on the other hand contrasted by the jamminess and subtle sweetness of the apricot. The result is a wonderfully velvety and even creamy smooth scent that blends together very well, while not losing the separate charm of the different notes. Very well done, as can be expected from Serge Lutens, with average sillage and longevity. It's the kind of unisex fragrance that can turn out very feminine on the right person, I think.

So this is going straight on my wish list; I want to get a bigger amount as soon as possible, since it's so perfect for the current season of fall.

Sep
09
2015
Erok32
Erok32

I don't smell much leather here. I mainly get a fruity, floral, aldehydic-musk. It's very very smooth. Unisex, but weighted slightly on the feminine side. It's elegant, and perfectly suitable for all seasons and occasions. I like Daim Blond a lot. Not sure if it suits me, but I enjoy smelling it nonetheless.

Jun
30
2015
steveniox
steveniox

am i the only one who gets a *strong* wiff of blue cheese when this is applied? i could almost swear there was oud in the composition. unfortunately the association remains all the way to dry down, where a sort of nutty, powdery accord joins the cheese. this is the same even on paper. bad batch? quite putrid in my opinion.

Jun
30
2015
jadetrail51
jadetrail51

Initially, this is what I would imagine a "scratch and sniff" apricot band-aide to smell like....somewhat medicinal, but then again, this IS a Lutens scent and they are so often artistically different and miles away from any main stream parfum mass produced. I adore almost everything the SL team creates. I see the slight resemblance to BV; however in the dry-down the softness of DB ie. the apricot/musk and baby-suede leather, as opposed to the sharp boldness of lime/patchouli/Italian luxury-car leather in BV sets these two apart. I wear them both, but prefer the intimate uniqueness that is DAIM BLOND.

Jun
16
2015
secamel
secamel

Smelling like leather is one of my favourite things to do. This one is so great that I want to learn French just to be able to pronounce its name right. A perfect fruity/leather combo that could make you forget you married the wrong person.

May
30
2015
lovelyhazel
lovelyhazel

Effervescent fruity windex with a side of pencil shavings.

May
15
2015
Pianomelody
Pianomelody

Incredible Parfum !!! Right from the start. Refined, Dear, Lovable, Wonderful! For me, it was love, so much that I could not stop sniffing my wrist :). Truly a masterpiece of the house of Serge Lutens (is the first fragrance that I had the honor to hear Lutens). Beautiful in the drydown become "dusty", velvety, soft and fantastic! I would really recommend this perfume. I think I'll use it for the colder months (especially autumn). The notes come together in perfect harmony with each other .. especially apricot-suede, is a perfect combination for me in this composition! They are also the two notes that stand out more from start to finish ... Pure magic! *


Sillage: 6/10
Longevity: 8/10
Scent: 10/10

Overall: 10/10

May
13
2015
NazguL2
NazguL2

A blast of apricots and suede. Loving scent good duration, bad projection.

Apr
22
2015
archivist
archivist

A surprisingly subliminal scent from Serge Lutens - soft suede and the memory of apricots, like a brown paper bag that contained apricots more than an actual fruity fruit smell. I get mostly suede; a soft, velvety suede. In this Daim Blond is very much like Bottega Veneta, but I've blasted through two bottles of BV and find it much heavier and more sillage-y. I once wore BV over to a friend's house; we were sitting in the living room and someone else came in through the back door on the other side of the house and after a minute, called out "What's that perfume?" That's how far BV projects if you're not careful, and I honestly am not a habitual oversprayer. I don't think Daim Blond could reach further than a foot or two even if you took a bath in it.

I have no idea where people are getting things like medicine, ammonia (edit: I did manage to get a little ammonia out of the spritzing process by overdoing it in an attempt to see how many sprays it takes for Daim Blond to get loud - it never gets loud, but if you put on like six or seven sprays in a row, it does get a little Windexy), oud (oud? seriously? that is not in here), tobacco, animalic, spicy. The cardamom does open with a really fresh green kablam, but that is over super fast, and the drydown of the cardamom just adds amplitude to the suede. I don't really smell the hawthorn, but that might also be part of the suede accord.

This does smell expensive and luxurious in a refined and restrained way. There is zero ostentation. Daim Blond does not need or want to be noticed, it's just quietly chic and unornamented. Sort of the olfactory equivalent of a Celine handbag in neutral colors, the brand printed in teeny, tiny letters in gold in an inconspicuous place. Very unlikely to appeal to a Real Housewife of X type person; very likely to appeal to someone who prefers quiet luxuries to loud ones.

I will probably swap mine after doing some test comparisons with Bottega Veneta over the course of a day or two; either Daim Blond or Bottega Veneta will go up for swap, I don't know which, but I don't think I need both. And to be honest, I'm probably going to stick with the one that is a little louder. Maybe. Perhaps I should consider turning it down a notch and going with Daim Blond.

An hour later: Oof, the longer I sit with Daim Blond (which I'm afraid I just showered in - pretty sure I've used 2 ml in one go) the more I love it. So refined. I think I'd actually recommend this over BV.

Mar
07
2015
Kain
Kain

This is one of the most simplistic but at the same time high quality and extremely well balanced creations of master Christopher Sheldrake.
The opening of this fragrance is a semi fresh and semi sweet very natural apricot smell plus very bright and light floral notes in the background. the iris note here isn't powdery that much. it's just a pleasant and relaxing floral note to add more natural feeling to the scent. the opening may look feminine but just wait for a couple of minutes and let it settle down on your skin.

After about 10 minutes Suede kicks in and gives the scent a soft leathery and personally I would say a mellow dirty kind of aura to the fruity and floral base of the scent.
The mid is a semi sweet musky, fruity and a little floral scent followed by slightly dirty and kind of smoky Suede and very soft spices completely in the background. the mid is perfectly unisex but a little more toward feminine side.
Projection is soft and always close to the skin and longevity is around 3 hours on my skin.
Not as complex and exciting as other creations by this house but definitely something high quality, safe, pleasant, charming and very easy to wear.

راستش این عطر یکی از ساده ترین عطرهایی هست که توسط عطرساز فوق العاده کریستوفر شلدریک ساخته شده. بوی ساده و خیلی استانداردی داره اما کیفیت ساخت مثل همیشه بسیار بالاست و بالانس و تناسب بین رایحه ها بسیار هنرمندانه و زیباست

رایحه ابتدایی این عطر با بوی بسیار طبیعی و دلچسب زردآلو شروع میشه. یه بوی میوه ای نیمه شاداب و نیمه شیرین که رایحه بسیار ضعیفی از گلها خصوصا زنبق هم باهاش ترکیب شدن. زنبق اینجا خیلی حس پودری نداره. بیشتر همون حس آروم و ملایم گلی خودشو نشون میده. رایحه ابتدایی تقریبا میشه گفت کاملا زنانه اس اما کمی که بگذره اوضاع بهتر میشه

بعد از حدود 10 دقیقه کم کم رایحه جیر به عطر اضافه میشه. رایحه جیر ملایم و البته کاملا مشخصه و یه بوی یه جورایی کثیف و چرکین و خیلی ضعیف چرمی و دودی به عطر اضافه میکنه. البته اصلا بوی عطر رو نمیشه دودی در نظر گرفت چون بیشتر اون حس چرکین و کثیف رو داره تا دودی و یه ته بوی ضعیف تلخ ولی خیلی ملایم به عطر میده. رایحه میانی به راحتی میتونه یونیسکس باشه اما بازم یه مقدار کفه ترازو به سمت زنانه سنگین تر هست. پخش بوی عطر خیلی ملایمه و در حدی که خودتون حسش کنین اونم نه خیلی شدید و ماندگاریش هم ضعیفه و در حد 3 ساعت معمولا بیشتر نیست
اصلا به کمپلکسی و پیچیدگی و جذابی بعضی از عطرهای معروف این برند نیست اما عطریه که کیفیت ساخت بالایی داره، بوش بسیار خوشایند و عامه پسند و لذت بخشه و خیلی راحت میشه تو همه جا و همه شرایط ازش استفاده کرد

Mar
04
2015
IndigoEye
IndigoEye

This is my second review - I often find it helpful to hear thoughts from someone who has worn a scent for a while, rather than when they are fresh from just one test.

I have nearly finished my bottle and I will replace it with a second. Lots of people report a medicinal opening - I get none of this - for me it starts with apricot and suede. Then I get the florals and the cardamom, which add a creamy layer, and a musky iris dry-down. I smell every note listed and find the scent interesting, non-linear and nicely blended.

Having owned this for some time I have noticed that it is a very sexy scent without being loud : I get lots of compliments, people look me over with a loaded expression on their faces, animals go crazy over the spot I have sprayed the perfume. And I can start the day wearing something else but end up craving Daim Blond instead.

It is soft, floral, gourmand, sweet, animalic... and very addictive.

Feb
20
2015
LisaMari
LisaMari

A mature scent, it smells like a glamorous older woman whose together and experienced - carries a real leather handbag, gets her hair done in expensive salons and its got a vintage vibe, its very strong but not sharp and it reminds me of my childhood - waiting in the salon while my mum got her hair permed. That scent.

Jan
27
2015
Fragrantlife
Fragrantlife

Beautiful. It does start a bit harsh, like rubberized wood and leather imbibed with apricot Eau de vie. Strident but even then beautiful. After an hour, it settles into a wonderful soft leather (more than suede, but less than classic leather juices), spiced with vanilla and jammy yet somehow dry apricot. Yum.

Jan
05
2015
SeverinaSerizy
SeverinaSerizy

This is going to be my next full size purchase. I'm totally in love. It's soft, creamy, powdery and a dream of how I wished my natural body scent was. The longevity is just awesome on me. I can still sniff it the day after I applied it. The silage is nice and I just need a little to feel gorgeous.
I don't want to buy anything beautiful, luxurious and expensive and just have it vanished.
This going to be a very wise investment and my new warm comforting and sensual go to perfume for winter.

(Other perfumes I used on daily basis are Bandit/Piquet, Infusion de Iris EDP/ Prada and Untitled/Margiela.
I plan also to shop Chanel 19 edt, Dior Homme in full size for your reference. I'm a iris, musk and woody lover.)

Dec
31
2015
Spaztic
Spaztic

Ah man, I love this one. FB worthy for sure!
I got a travolo of it and have been savouring it, so lovely.
When I put it on for the first time, I burst out laughing! It smell exactly like band-aids haha. Like the tan rubber and the glue. I thought it was interesting, funny and that I was going to use up my sample but not buy a bottle. This phase lasts for about 30min on me.
Then, then I got to the middle and the dry down and they are amazing.
The middle is quite similar to BV, at least the Suede note is but I find Daim Blonde is more "pretty" while BV is a little dark (only a little). The name Blonde Suede is really appropriate in my opinion.
The dry down is up there as one of the most beautiful "your skin but better" scents I've ever come across. Everyone I've shown it to has liked it. Sadly I seem to be unable to describe WHY it's a beautiful skin scent (like what notes I'm getting and such). What I can do is give the perfume a personality: it would be the nice girl that looks all sweet and maybe a bit boring but turns out to have read 100's of books and have knowledge of the rare and interesting. Simple on the surface and beautifully complex underneath.

Dec
28
2014
Q80
Q80

Daim Blond, Daim Blond, Daim Blond!! Where Has This Gem Been Hiding?!

A purple shades of suede with a background of silent white painted apricots. a hint of Iris with allot of cooling breeze. purples things are all around floating in a lighter purple colored clouds. i have absolutely no idea what that purple is but there IS something purple in there, something very relaxing and it's not lavender. i love this allot, dunno why but i love it :)

Dec
12
2014
fumeguy
fumeguy

It started as a medicinal smell but turned into a Apricoty Leather as the day progressed. I could smell it on myslef till 8 hours.

I like it but would not purchase it .

Nov
04
2014
preskal
preskal

A new everyday treasure found! As there is already many reviews on the notes and longevity I would like to compare SLDB to other leather perfumes that I like and wear.
SLDB- very soft and delicate suede, feels almost like second skin; you can reapply freely, not overcloying or too strong on the leather/suede note
Bottega Veneta- amazing elegant leather+violette smell (eventhough not listed in the notes). Being my signature scent I can even plunge myself into a bath of BV!
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather- Very, very elegant and strong perfume, definitely unisex. Suitable for occasions when you want to declare yourself as a sophysticated and determined person. One spritz is enough for over 7 hrs, two give me a headache.
Fan di Fendi Leather Essence- A very nice mix of leather and resins, that is what I smell on my skin. I wanted to buy a full bottle and have tried the perfume more than three different times on my skin. The beginning and the middle part are both great, but the drydown is too sweet for my taste. Probably because of the Tonka beans.
Hermes Kelly Caleche EDP- Delicate roses and leather, combined very well, without any doubt. I used to wear KC a lot, but lately I would rather prefer separate rose note perfumes and leather note perfumes. Suitable for both cool and warm climate. When it is hot the roses turn somewhat sour on me and it gives me a headache.

Oct
22
2014
diorshowman
diorshowman

This thing is glorious. Realistic suede mixed with apricots. Perfect in every aspect: From smell, to sillage, to projection, this thing is a masterpiece. The longer it sits on the skin, the more beautiful it gets. This is one of those fragrances where you become one with the scent People will say YOU smell good, not your perfume smells good. Very few scents can achieve that, but Daim Blond does it superbly.


Longevity:B+
Projection:B
Uniqueness:A
Versatility:B+
OVERALL: A+

Oct
04
2014
Lana148
Lana148

Apricot & suede.

I reach for this fragrance a lot, because it's soft, pleasant, not too sweet, easy to wear.

It's not too complicated and perhaps not even that original, but it's not typical either. Anyway, I am very fussy about my fragrances, and I tend to like "big" fragrances, that just sit there and collect dust. Daim Blond is a great everyday fragrance, really well done.

Sep
06
2014
Pixie1104
Pixie1104

This perfume is so evocative of Paris for me, the place I first smelt it.
It's a gorgeous, smoky, sensual suede, but softer. Like a beautiful pale grey suede notebook full of memories and sketches - the sort with a matching suede cord that wraps around it to keep everything close and contained whilst promising some special and exclusive secret if you can just get your hands on it long enough to find out.

Very feminine in my opinion and definitely underrated - especially if you like to smell different from the masses.

Aug
04
2014
Guest_Colin Maillard
Guest_Colin Maillard

Perfumes do have a really powerful and strong "madeleine" function. I smelled this 7 or 8 years ago for the first time, loved it, wrote the name down to buy it one day. Never bought it and never smelled it again for years. Now I received a sample today, sprayed it on my wrist, and I felt instantly thrown in the perfume shop I used to visit to try scents back then. I even recall the shape, the feeling, the logo of the mouillette I took home with me. A great, cozy, elegant scent I love so bad: fruity, soft, musky, powdery and flowery leather at its best. Short projection and light sillage (as most of Lutens scents on my skin).

9/10

Jun
30
2014
arrode
arrode

I don't get much of a projection off this perfume and, oddly enough, the opening notes of Daim Blond are very outputting, but the drydown is quite enjoyable! The first hour to me smells very medicinal, almost like cough drops or medicine of some sort. The dry-down gets very nice like warm musk and suede. I can smell the cardamom, but not overwhelmingly so. Very warm and comforting, but it's mostly a skin scent at that point, which is a tad disappointing. I would love for this to project more.

Edit: I should note this fragrance definitely is a strong, strong iris perfume and has helped me truly learn what iris smells like when not flanked by sugary-sweet gourmand notes. The iris is truly strong in this one.

Jun
27
2014
Phantosmia Bella
Phantosmia Bella

What is this magic?
How can I smell like wonderful apricot (never knew it was so good) and luxurious suede at the same time, as if these two scent were just meant to be together?

This smells like nothing I could ever dream of.
Unusual but so very, very lovely, it almost seems like I've known this scent from a former lifetime.

My new, delicious love.
I even forgive SL for naming it Daim Blond (being the proud owner of the darkest curls) :)

Jun
25
2014
IndigoEye
IndigoEye

More often than I care to admit, I have smelt a SL, picked out a dominant note and decided I don't like it. In Daim Blond, I detected suede (plus it was called "blond" and as a brunette that psychologically swayed me (sorry for the pun!)) and decided it wasn't for me.

I've given it another chance and I love the florals of the hawthorn and iris, the spicy sweetness of apricot, cardamom and heliotrope, and the darkness of the leather, which feels to me darker than white suede. I love it for its contrast between sweet and floral, and dark and animalic.

I've drained my sample and ordered another. It would have been a full bottle but I need to convince my husband. At first he commented that it smelt "really good", which is much better than the "yeah, ok" that most fragrances get. But today he said it was "quite heavy and dark". I think it comes back to the duality of the perfume - part sweet, part naughty.

The longevity is pretty good, but sillage is fairly close after an hour or two, which is the biggest drawback for me. But I find it enticing, seductive, sweet, comforting and sexy.

Good for: subtle seduction

Jun
15
2014
AveParfum
AveParfum

Extra soft cream-colored suede with hints of dried apricot and powder. There is some suede in the heart, but it is only an hour or so before it dries down to a boring gentle musk. I was a fan at first but not so much all too soon.

Jun
10
2014
jimmyo1
jimmyo1

Adore the opening on this. It reminds me when I was a kid and would buy parma violet sweets from the local shop. That intoxicating yet welcoming sweetness.
Then the suede kicks in with soft floral notes which really fine tune this.
Really lovely scent which I am very fond of.
8/10

Jun
05
2014
becuille
becuille

Fruity hay for me. I really like this one. I could have sworn I was smelling peaches, but reading the notes apparently it's apricot, so I was wrong there (I could still swear I get peaches though). The leather accord is gorgeous, all light and creamy suede. This is very feminine on me.

The only problem I have with it is I'm never sure when to wear it. It's not the kind of fragrance you can make a statement with because it's so subtle, but there's no particular mood or memory I want to evoke that matches this one either. So I tend to forget about it, nice as it is.

Very soft sillage and longevity is about 5 hours on my skin.

Jun
04
2014
pravda48
pravda48

Why am I JUST NOW getting pencil shavings from this? I came to see if anyone else got that... glad to see I'm not alone. So odd! I used to only get the zippiest cardamom infused apricot and suede tones, where did 'graphite + wood' come from?!

May
14
2014
scrabbleaims
scrabbleaims

All I can smell is leather and tobacco. I was hoping for more. Too masculine for me, although I would like to find the perfect blend of leather and tobacco but more sweet like from the tobacco flower.

May
06
2014
temporalgrace
temporalgrace

A strong feminine beauty. Daim Blonde is quite fruity in the opening, almost a mix between apricot and the darker accord of a plummy jam. The suede asserts itself in the opening notes, strong and a little sharp like a new pair of suede shoes, but fades into the background with the fruit to create a smooth warm tone. A light musk envelopes the scent, along with just a light touch of hazy hawthorne. The iris is a sweet, cake-like makeup powder, very sophisticated and expensive-smelling. Moments into the dry down, this blends so well with my chemistry that it seems as if it isn't there at all. I really wish I could stop falling in love with Lutens fragrances because of the hefty price tag, but this is one I absolutely cannot pass up on. It's strong and sexy, but still smells womanly and delicate too. I will wear this often in the fall.

Apr
10
2014
Allan R
Allan R

I once bought Chergui (at Ogilvy, here in my hometown of Montreal) and received, as a gift, a HUGE sample of Daim Blond. I sprayed it once on my wrist, thought I smelled apricot, decided it was feminine, and then immediately gave it to my best friend Sandra.

Well, one year later, I just bought myself a full bottle. As with any perfume, I now know that I should wait at least 20 minutes before making up my mind about it. (And this goes double for Serge Lutens's creations.)

Daim Blond is definitely a unisex fragrance which has both the politeness and uniqueness required to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere -- as long as you love musky iris scents, as I do. I mostly wear it in the office, and I get compliments from intrigued female co-workers (but only when they get very close to me, peering over a file for example, because while this fragrance lasts a long time on me, it has very limited sillage). But I prefer it like that.
8.5/10

Mar
29
2014
Henriette
Henriette

Daim Blond is beautiful.
A very complex scent, fruity enough to remind you that fruity notes can be used elegantly classically (see Mitsouko and Femme, just to see what fruit can do in a scent), but not so fruity as to become disgustingly syrupy.
The suede note is very chic, much subdued but not hidden.
Then there are spices; Serge Lutens is a Master of Spices, all of his creations employ spices like no other has done.
Here I find that spices are no so prominent as in, say, Feminité du Bois and I love how they mingle with the apricot and the leather.
I would not say this is similar to Bottega Veneta even though they are pretty much in the same league. While BV is more peppery, in DB the spices are more complex and the fruit note is something I do not detect at all in BV.
Daim Blond is a very elegant scent, very versatile and I would use it throughout the day, night and seasons.
The only thing I lament is poor lasting power and poor development: I love scents leading you minute by minute to discover their complexity; modern creations lead you to the final drydown too fast.
A pity, but this remains very beautiful all the same.

Mar
19
2014
norlyh
norlyh

I really, really like this fragrance. The cardamom gives a delicious dry spicy note to the super supple, softer than soft, sweet leather. There is a perfect balance between the leather, iris and musk that creates an impression of sophisticated beauty from the moment of application. This is a gorgeous frag but longevity for me is too short especially for a leather fragrance, seriously disappointing on that measure, for the price. That's the only downer for me with Daim Blond otherwise it would be love!

Mar
01
2014
PolarBear2
PolarBear2

I prefer this much much more than Bottega Veneta. the latter bores me after an hour.

Feb
13
2014
Rainer
Rainer

I am a big lover of MKK and any perfum that is "animalic" because on my skin it always turns out wonderful. With time and practice, I discovered that my skin hates spices, vanilla and fruits. I wanted to try something new and on my skin DB is...ceder...I mean really! Ceder closet at the start, the middle and the finish. It was like all the notes in this perfum were one big mess on my skin. Let's just say that my husband was not very pleased with this test.
And on that, staying power is HUGE!

Feb
01
2014
lanuitblanche
lanuitblanche

Reminds me of the shoe sections at Barney's. It must be the high-quality leather and suede. A lovely, soft, newly-made luxury product kind of suede. I adore it, but do feel that it seems plasticky or some kind of synthetic -- not a synthetic fruit, but a synthetic interpretation of a high-quality leather/suede mixed with shoe-glue maybe. It feels upscale, expensive, refined, but not human at all, and definitely not sexy. If there were a beautiful, sophisticated robot in the room, she would be wearing this. :-)

(Edit to add the dry-down): The luxurious soft leather/suede note is far away and only a hint. The apricot note has gotten stronger, but not at all sweeter (which I'm relieved about). I like my dry-downs to feel more "lived-in" at least, if not slightly dirtier than the opening. Clean smooth and lovely, nonetheless.

Jan
25
2014
małgorzata.kupiec
małgorzata.kupiec

Smells like an old-fashioned pharmacy to me. You know, the one you get your medicine prepared in by pharmacist, and everything smells herbaly, clean and with a hint of petrol and alcohol. Really calming and pleasant.

Notes of apricot, suede and iris are easily detectable and blended well, but the opinion above is my general impression.

Longlasting, but keeps close to the skin.

Jan
05
2014
sherapop
sherapop

Blonde suede and iris mingle together most enticingly in Serge Lutens Daim Blond, perhaps this house's most genteel perfume! So soft and sophisticated but potentially dangerous--like a calfskin purse hiding the brutality of its production.

Every time I smell Daim Blond, I think immediately of Keiko Mecheri Cuir Cordoba, which is another fine suede and iris perfume. Which do I prefer? That is the question. The Serge Lutens is slightly sweeter, so that's a small difference. Are they different enough to justify owning both? Perhaps. I'm pretty sure that I could drain 125 ml of this sort of scent without undue strife.

Dec
19
2013
spidola
spidola

Daim Blond is so different, delicate, proud…It’s strange, but I did not like it first time I tested it. It seemed to have a lot of apricot in the composition and it was just too much for me… I nearly forgot about the sample until one sunny day I rediscovered this beauty and I couldn’t stop sniffing it any more.

This is all about leather, but not this kind of leather as Cuir Mauresque for example. It’s not dark and heavy. It’s fresh and soft. It’s more similar to Bottega Veneta, but without oak moss and with more heliotrope. Attention! One drop is enough, the concentration is very high! And this one drop can envelope you for whole day into the fresh, soft, powdery aroma.
The influence of this refined, elegant juice is wonderful – it makes me to walk with the straight back, to speak slowly and even reminds me to not raise my voice at my kids… how nice! It makes me behave more politely…

Dec
06
2013
jacobbonilla
jacobbonilla

The opening smells interesting, good. Then it turns into your run of the mill designer type scent.. Very synthetic and potent. I wouldn't agree this is for a man. He'd smell like he just hugged his mom.

Nov
18
2013
Germany
Germany

DAIM BLOND
FRESH SWEET LEATHER smell. I quite like the apricot beginning mixed with the iris and musk. It gives it a fresh leather quality. The inside of a new car but better , the Cardamon is sweet ,resinous and spicy which gives it a gougous quality and the hawthworth adds to the leather feel , makes it hazy and sweet, I am really enjoying this.
But I have to apply only ONE spray in order to love it and feel the freshness. As soon as I go overboard with this one it can suffocate me and feel uncomfortable and smells slightly chemical , glue or something that I smelled in the garage before. So a little goes a long way, and its wonderful.

Nov
18
2013
MLK
MLK

I love leather fragrances and this one is amazing! It is warm, musky and sexy. I think a male or female can wear this with confidence. It is very much a skin scent on me and everytime I wear it I am constantly drawn to smelling my wrist....It is another amazing creation from Serge Lutens and Chris Sheldrake who by the way, I think are genius perfumers. This perfume makes me feel sexy and elegant.

Oct
24
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

Not one of my top 5 scents but a nice casual 'go to' frag when you want to be closely enveloped in subtle creamy suede and apricot.As stated by other reviewers it is not a projection or sillage monster but I wear my fragrances for me or my nearest and dearest who get close enough and not to make an extravagent statement and drown out the room.I wore it today and after reapplying at work,which I usually do,my manager made a comment that he really liked my aftershave today.Well I guess it does project more than I had initially thought.

Sep
09
2013
Scrilla
Scrilla

After testing this and a million other Lutens on paper today, I finally settled on spraying this to my wrist. The apricot started strong and dominated the first half hour at least. Then, maybe two hours in, I kept thinking "why does this smell so familiar?" It was driving me nuts, and I wanted to come here and check out the "this perfume reminds me of" to jog my memory, but I had left my phone at home :(
It nagged at me for hours, this sweet, earthy smell. Soft, feminine but not girly. Light pink and beige come to mind, and it is rare that scent evokes colours so distinctly for me. I really appreciated that imagery in the scent, given it is called "White Suede." While it did not smell overly leathery, the scent evoked that feeling of soft, worn suede, and light colours. Genius! But still naggingly familiar.
I got home and checked the site. Bottega Veneta! Of course! I find the dry down almost identical, but the opening and middle quite different. BV wins in it's mossy, resinous opening. Daim Blond has a beautiful musky-iris dry down. And both fragrances are inspired by soft, luxurious leather. I guess both perfumers were on to the same thing.
In all I was disappointed that the fragrance was not unique, but still enjoyed it. Also is is quite long lasting. The dry down is still going strong and it's been 6 hours of sweating, hand washing and cooking.
Update: 4 hours later the dry down is still going strong. That puts us at about 10 hours! Not bad.
Update the second: I own this now and want to say the dry downs are not as identical as I thought, but still similar.

Aug
20
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

I really like how Serge Lutens does iris, and Daim Blond is no exception. Vetiver Oriental is still probably my favorite, but f paying $290 for 75 ml.
This is a powdery, sweet and only slightly rooty iris. Heliotrope comes through very strongly on my skin. I also feel like the cardamom was used well in this fragrance. Often it's thrown in with these uber sweet male gourmands because uh, cardamom is a manly spice? I don't know, but I'd begun to grow tired of it.
Anyway, I really enjoy this fragrance and for my taste, it's a great all around. I could wear this any time of day, any place. I enjoy powdery/musky fragrances and this fits the bill.
The only drawback is that longevity is quite weak. Less than 2 hours. For this reason I'd only purchase a full bottle deeply discounted.

Jul
20
2013
aliks
aliks

I love it and I have just discovered that it is as wearable under cold weather as it is now in a very hot summer. It smells very different however.

Jul
18
2013
Sofreshandsoclean
Sofreshandsoclean

Like no other. This is the softest finest suede enwrapping me and makes me wish that my skin was really suede. Above it is, particularly clear at the start, a fresh almost citrus apricot jam, but it sinks into my white suede skin and we become one, one creamy apricot suede. So beautiful and uplifting, this is a joy drug for me. Love love love. What started my fascination with Serge Lutens.

I feel this scent is made for me, a perfect fit, and yes I am a blond...

Longevity 7-12hour. Very long longevity for me with such a sophisticated scent.
Sillage soft to moderate.

Jul
03
2013
Roge'
Roge'

Wow! I guess it's checking out at the 1hour 37min mark. Yeah...that's how long it lasts. On my skin, i get no fruit whatsoever but i did get a really smooth floral note. The leather was a nice touch which helped rough up the fragrance a bit. Let's pretend that Daim Blond lasted for 18hours: Would it still be a buy? Im not too sure about that. It's passable but i can think of at least 15 Serge Lutens frags that are better than this.

Jun
25
2013
tessture
tessture

I'm very sad that I don't get the notes everyone else does out of this. Sueded leather and apricots? Jasmine and oud? I'd love to smell that in combination. As it is, I get a terrible plastic synthetic leather with hints of powdery heliotrope. Actually pretty nasty on me and I had to scrub it off in the end.

Jun
07
2013
voodoodanny
voodoodanny

Lutens + Sheldrake... a pairing that I would have assumed could do no wrong, and I suppose there's nothing 'wrong' with this scent: indeed, I can tell it's well crafted using highest quality ingredients. It boasts complexity and elegance and really showcases the suede note fantastically. So well, in fact, that it was this fragrance that finally caused me to realise that I don't like leather notes as much as I thought I did.

As great as I somehow know this fragrance is, it's just not for me.

Mar
20
2013
antfarm
antfarm

A fuzzy, soft apricot held in a glove made of white suede. The apricot here smells like a fresh one being cut open--not the sweet or tart tang of the dried fruit. The leather in Daim Blond smells like an ivory purse strap, not like a biker jacket or a whip.

Leather + food is an incredibly interesting and creative concept. The olfactory experience of the leather almost suggests the possibility that an apricot can have a skin made from white suede.

Daim Blond smells like luxury without being unapproachable. The tragedy is that it does not last very long, or else I would have kept my bottle.

Feb
22
2013
jtd
jtd

I love leather perfumes, but apparently don't understand the leather note. The 'leather' note in perfumery doesn't have any relationship to leather for me. Not in Bandit. Not in Rien. Not in Knize Ten. I understand the components, the aromachemicals used in leather perfumes. I even understand the taxonomy and historical role of leather scents in perfumery. It's just that 'leather'doesn't smell like leather to me. Do you think 'leather'at the start of the 20th century was just the 'aquatic' of the end of the century? Was it just marketing to the aromachemicals that that were coming into play at the time?

Given this blind spot in my nose, the perfume that differentiates suede from leather should leave me confused. But I love Daim Blond. It is distinguished and identifiable, but swings through my mind triggering all sorts of associations. A less jammy Robert Piguet Visa (contemporary version.) Sharp and cold like Chanel 19. Powdery-fine like PG Cuir d'Iris. It also fits perfectly into the Lutens line. What Bois de Violette does to its predecessor Feminite du Bois Daim Blond does to Arabie. Less dense, more crystalline, higher-pitched.

So I forget leather and remember the chilled, sweet cardamom dessert broth my boyfriend and I used to love at a favorite restaurant 20 years ago. Daim Blond's cold, precise spiciness keeps the fruitiness on a short leash. It balances sharpness and powdery sweetness through drydown.

Jan
24
2013
monbonbon
monbonbon

The smell, mostly on paper, reminds me of redbull energy drink... I think it resembles the smell a bit but it also vividly reminds me of drinking vodka redbulls, in the winter, and being out in the town at night. It reminds me of good times and very much of the winter.

Sadly, I did find I needed to re-apply very often and using many sprays for any effect. I also got sick of the smell.. It became too masculine after a while, which is why I bought it in the first place, I wanted a unisex scent... I hope I come back to it again as it did cost a pretty penny.

It reminds me a lot of bijan nude.

Dec
11
2012
persefoni
persefoni

What a beautiful scent!.. It lasts very long on me and "behaves" well, i.e it stays pretty much the same all this time. Then it gradually fades.
I was actually surprised by how much i liked it, as it's a dry scent and i'm more into oriental spicy perfumes. I'll be wearing it again soon :)!

a couple of months later:
...I've been wearing it quite a bit, and i have to say that it is an incredibly long lasting perfume on me, more than 12 hours, and i don't mean on my clothes! I think it is one of the most easily distiguishable, but simultaneously non-offensive perfumes i've ever used. Magnificent smell <3 !!

Nov
23
2012
PolarBear2
PolarBear2

This is so soft, I cant smell anything after 10 minutes.... is it only I ?

Nov
06
2012
rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

I am wearing this scent for the first time today. I did have to re-apply at lunchtime but the scent is still on my clothes and my skin. I am a huge fan of Lutens and Sheldrake so you can probably figure where this is going, but I particularly like Daim Blonde because it is a bit different from the other Lutens line. It is not as sweet, not as spicy, not as overt.

This is such as warm fragrance without being too sweet, you can aslmost feel a soft suede jacket rubbing your arms when you put it on. I think this does have a leather smell, but it's soft, not the in your face leather that so many other frags have. I adore this and will wear it often. And I will definitely wear it with my lovely suede jacket- heavenly.

Oct
12
2012
fpih
fpih

One of my very first niche perfumes and my first Lutens, it's still a favorite after all this time, though unfortunately I don't use it as much as I should. The problem with Daim Blond is that it's too discreet, too "comme-il-faut", too delicate and that makes me forget it's even in my collection. Still, when I open the cap and smell its gorgeous fragrance, I always end up wearing it:) And delicate or not, it's managed to get me a compliment from a male coworker, when I thought it was barely detectable myself.

Daim Blond is heavy on the apricot and suede; if you expect a leather fragrance, remember that suede has quite a different smell from leather and the difference is quite obvious here. There's a fruity sweetness in it, that happily does not resemble the sugary confections in the mainstream market, but is a bit sour as well, refined and as elegant as it gets; in fact I can better imagine wearing Daim Blond with a crisp suit and pumps rather than my faded jeans and t-shirt.

Still, the projection is low as most people have mentioned and this is mainly a skin scent. However, based on another fragrantica member's suggestion, I wear a bit at the base of my hairline just above the nape, which causes it to drift with the movement of my hair and be noticeable without being 'on-your-face'. Longevity is good though it's not amongst the strongest Lutens, but somewhere between 6-8 hours. If you're not all about dry and spicy scents, give this elegant beauty a chance!

Sep
06
2012
fubar1963
fubar1963

Hey Wispita, only the coast, about 15% of the Pacific Northwest doesnt' get snow. The majority of it gets plenty of snow and little rain, FYI.
But I totally agree that this is a perfect warm frag for chilly, snowy nights. It'll wrap around you like a creamy leather blanket. Unfortunately the aroma will stay that close as well and it doesn't last long, but I have no issue reapplying.

Jul
05
2012
delilahcat
delilahcat

Like so many Serge Lutens fragrances that i have tried what appears to be bold and exciting compositions on paper end up failing to live up to the hype. I sooo wanted to love this scent, i have been longing for a apricot, leather and heliotrope combination for ages and finally thought i had found it! At first squirt the fruity florals and soft leather are delicious and i thought i had finally found my signiture fragrance the one id been searching for... untill... after half an hour or so the sweetness vanishes and all im left with is an overpowering musc! I must have a very odd skin chemistry because on me musc just smells too strong and synthetic and basically makes my nose sting and my head ache so this was a deal breaker for me, however for people who like musc and want something deeper than a light floral this is for you. As for me i will just have keep searching and pray that Serge will one day hear my prayers and remove that musc!

May
19
2012
catfishy
catfishy

Smells very nice, but stays close to the skin.Sillage and projection are poorm but longevity is great. If you want a scent for yourself it is ok.

Apr
23
2012
spumyland
spumyland

buona l'accoppiata pelle-albicocca.
meglio su una donna...di giorno e rigorosamente in pelle.e che pelle pero'...
longevity:6 hours

Apr
16
2012
Wispita
Wispita

The only time I wear this is after it has snowed, which, in the Pacific Northwest, is rarely. I just can't help but see a beautiful woman exiting her luxury vehicle in furs and finery to walk through across the shovelled sidewalk into a theatre for a night at the opera. Her gloves are the softest suede scented with the ghosts of perfume she's worn in the past.
I breathe this off myself and I feel ever so much the lady. It makes for a good night.

Mar
16
2012
mister_chaz
mister_chaz

Suede jacket, wood chips and apricot jam. Great stuff!

Dec
02
2011
Fizzy
Fizzy

It smells sour but good and last long on me.

Dec
02
2011
silverbutterfly
silverbutterfly

I had a sample of Serge Lutens Daim Blond. It is a little bitter, a little balmy and oily, smell like expensive leather jacket, white leather jacket.

Nov
18
2011
milkyway
milkyway

imagine rubbing suede with apricot....and then rubbing suede on your skin..et voila- daim blond! :)..lovely and close to skin, but just a little too overpriced;)

Nov
09
2011
id
id

Suede and apricot. Very subtle and soft. Different. But after the opening it becomes very linear - suede becomes sharp with a little accord of iris. I expected something else and more including better longevity and sillage, but it didn't happen at least on my skin. I love the opening but the base notes become unbearable.

Nov
03
2011
AVATAR
AVATAR

One of the most beautiful perfume in terms of smell, but the staying power is almost ten minutes at MAX!!

Sep
30
2011
Kchild
Kchild

A glorious lady she gets compliments galore,
A beautiful suede,she'll make you want more.
An apricot edge that sweetens and teases,
A powdery iris that pleases and pleases.
A little bit musky,she enhances the air,
Your friends will definately want you to share.
So versatile, she'll bring you lots of attention,
I've never worn another that so many have mentioned.

Seriously, this is very special juice for me. It's one of those that could have been custom made for my skin.It's virtually seasonless and even though it's not strong, it's sure. This'll last a good 12 hours plus on me and I've never, ever gotten as many compliments on another perfume. Perfect strangers will stop me and ask what I'm wearing. The best part is that I love it too. Daim Blond can be worn with jeans or a business suit and everything in between A personal classic......

Sep
24
2011
[email protected]
chrismriley@hotmail.com

A mature scent with a feminine twist which stays very close to the skin

0-5 hours - Mature scent with little projection, has occasional fruity moments, turns more feminine which is the blond twist perhaps? as time elapses. Has a base of rice wine and is very forgetable

Sorry not for me

Aug
29
2011
Heverton
Heverton

This one opens with a slightly fruity and very velvety aroma guaranteed by damask and suede, this note of animal origin, which is very evident trough the whole life of this fragrance! Also from the opening, I can also smell the scent of iris, but not a very dominant one as in Dior Homme, with that makeup smell. Here, the iris only contributes to give more texture to the obvious aroma of suede.

Over time, the scent does not change much. It just decreases the suede, leaving the scent with it's character more focused on the feminine side.

Aug
21
2011
renujean
renujean

For a serge lutens, this is rather safe and tame. On my skin the suede almost fades into the background immediately. The sweetness of apricot is powerful but not overwhelming. The flower beds that entwines with its fruitiness is distinctive enought to rescue this fragrance from smelling like a punch cordial.

back to the suede, it adds a tint of sphistication that allows women in their twenties to flaunt this perfume without the fear of smelling like any coming-of-age adolescents *cough B.Spears frag wearers*

If I were to personifiy it, I see this fragrance as Roxie Hart wearing with her négligé: a sweetheart in essence, but mature enough for seduction. The balance of sweet floral and warm suede gives this murderess a wrath of a everywoman, temperamental yet kind in nature.

The transistion between sweetly bound infusion and subtle darkness makes this perfume rather pleasantly wearable (for a SL)

Aug
01
2011
girasolina
girasolina

preciso, unico e così ben equilibrato da far amare le note cuoiate anche ai più resistenti.Pensdo anche io che non sia affatto dolce, ma solo il necessario a non farlo troppo duro e secco nel suo cuore. Ottimo sillage.

Jul
21
2011
MsMaryO
MsMaryO

This opens so nice...soft suede and a slight fruitiness, a little spicy. There's something so warm and familiar about it, like a favorite leather jacket you haven't worn for a long time. The way it wraps around you and holds traces of the perfumes you wore before.

But on my skin, it very quickly turns to soap. Is it the iris? It smells exactly like I have just showered and not rinsed completely. It's not that it smells bad, but I feel like I need to rinse...and the sillage is fantastic, so I can't escape the feeling.

I would love this so much if it held onto that lovely opening....I guess Serge can't win 'em all.

Jul
21
2011
alfarom
alfarom

One of the few compositions in the Lutens range that doesn't make me fall to the ground for the excessive sweetness. Don't get me wrong, Daim Blond is definitely a SWEET fragrance but it's incredibly balanced to never become cloying or too rich. A very wearable fruity (apricot) and canvas (read soft leather) composition with woody hints on a musky base. Not too far from Armani's Cuir Amethiste but way much better executed. In the same vein I still prefer Cuir Ottoman but if you're a fan of Lutens you won't be disappointed.

Rating: 6.5/10

Jul
04
2011
OlfractalInfemme
OlfractalInfemme

This is by far one of the most complex, interesting fragrances I have ever tried. It is a walk down a city street in 1978-83 after a summer rain: cigarettes, the trees in a nearby park, the perfume of a leather coat, cement, dirt. Silage 3/5. Excellent longevity and not easy to wash off. It is oddly pleasant but not me.

Jun
03
2011
HappyShopper123
HappyShopper123

I was completely sucked in by the description of this perfume but sadly it didn't live up to my high expectations. I initially got a heavy waft of leather mixed with what I thought was licorice. Not a great combo.

Apr
21
2011
TakaBeata
TakaBeata

This scent begins with the chamois-leather, suede . Very quickly it transfers us on the silk whereon lie iris. But we feel so as we would come by the peace ,room wherein is the bed coated a silk and on him spread flowers - yet some with the earth from the garden ....
Wonderful experiences. Quickly it disappears and appears with the delicate sweetness .This is very ,very personal scent <3
How said Serge Lutens : "the CHARAKTER "..

Mar
10
2011
Doc Elly
Doc Elly

Right from the start this is a beautiful, soft, slightly sweet leather and powdery violet/iris scent, along with a fuzzy musk. There’s a slight fruitiness to it, but it’s not too sweet or overpowering, although it does increase in volume and become more apricot and almond-like as the scent dries down. I get no trace of spices.

After an hour or so it’s a strong skin scent that stays close without much sillage. The leathery iris with a touch of musk persists during the entire drydown, which is about 4 hours on skin, longer on clothing. To me, Daim Blond falls into the “comfort scent” category, since it’s a mild-mannered perfume that produces that feeling of being wrapped in something warm and soft, perhaps a much-worn favorite thin suede jacket that’s absorbed remnants of good perfumes, many based on iris, violet, clean musk, or light fruit.

Daim Blond is the sort of scent that I could wear anywhere, any time, and truly enjoy the experience at close range without offending anyone. If you like leather-iris scents, this is definitely worth sampling.

Mar
09
2011
southernbelleinseattle
southernbelleinseattle

On me the opening is horrible - sharp and medicinal - like a disinfectant solution. it takes a while - half an hour at least - for this smell to go away. Finally, the soft suede emerges, with a a bit of tobacco and apricot. the apricot is what makes it lovely - however, a tinge of that medicinal disinfectant carries throughout, making this perfume a big miss for me.

Jan
18
2011
Cereza
Cereza

It is some really strange smoky leather/suede scent that's coming up from my wrist where I applied Daim Blond. I was not expecting much as I am not a huge fan of Iris, must be from it's dryness and powderyness. And no leather except Cuir de Russie has ever worked on me.
What do I get out of Daim Blond? I get suede, powdery suede. Like someone have spilled baby powder on suede shoes and now I have to sniff them. Oh, no offense please, I don't mean it's bad, it's just not my cup of tea. The sweetness of Iris and Heliotrope actually plays really well together with suede. It's sweet, smoky and reminds me yet again of some kind of turkish delights. You know, those almondy sweets dipped in powder. Dunno where does that come from in Daim Blond, but it's happening.

Not a fan. And feeling sad about yet another Luten's not working on me. Maybe he's my arch enemy :) But I'm still waiting to try something I'd love. Never give up on a perfume house, I say. I will not rest till I found Luten what I'll be able to wear. But I'll pass on Daim Blond.

Nov
12
2010
sfonativeboy
sfonativeboy

Such soft Suede/Leather notes...!
Warm and Creamy on my skin .. but
it lacks kick .. punch ...zing!
a "Heaviness" that I associate with LEATHER scents...
it's a good scent .. but ...
too "Uptight" ..
too "Lady's that Lunch Crowd"
too dare I say.... "CORPORATE" ..
it doesn't "Stir the Pot" ..
it doesn't "cause conflict" ..
it doesn't promote "Overt Sexuality" ..
it's at best "Naughty Underwear under your Best Suit"!
I like it ...
but I really wanted this to be sooo much more ..
I might still purchase it ... but
use it as a base for a layering effect ..

Jul
27
2010
Sissi
Sissi

This Gives out a vibe Black and white circa 1958. Bad boy Tommy of the Tomcats wearing his Black Suade shoes trimed with scarlet from the front to the back. it's a hot July 4th so he takes off his black Leather Jacket
hangs on a chair grabs his Tools and
works on his Harley Davidson. And sweat pouring from his forehead making his jet black hair fashioned into a quiff
like the popular rockstars of the day. like a moptop but he doesn't care Tight Blue Jeans Cigarette and a pair of Sunglasses like the ones from the warden in Cool hand Luke.
all he has in his mind is the Girl
he wants to go to the 4th of July Dance Her name Is Lola; Lola is a blonde from a Respectable Family Parents Educated Father Lawyer Mother An R.N Nurse and lived in a well to do home the Polor opposite from Tommy's so at night after
he fixed his motocycle he droved though
Lola's Neibourhood Knowing her Parents didn't approve of her dating tommy so
she sneeked out from her window and wears a Tight Daring red Dress with Red
Steletto's and she got on his motocycle
and they drove to the Dance.

The Music was Blasting with songs Featuring Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of fire Little Richard Trutti Frutti
Elvis Presley Of Corse the King
Jailhouse Rock. A Lot of goodies that ther parents didn't Approve of.
and then all the Sudden A Boy cuts in
and danced with Lola And In a Drunkin
Ludeness Said you had a Nice Ass
and And Tommy Wasn't so happy about that so he punched him in the face.
and the opponent got out a Switchblade
and the tone changed and Tommy Grabed a
Pole and the fight Begin The swiftness
of the knife almost sliced him and Tommy
Swinged his Poll And Coulden't Touched the Oppinent and everyboby was chearing
and screaming in horror at the same time
And when Tommy Was Cought Offgard he Stabed him with his knife. and the screams Ring From the garden and one Boy Ran and called the Police and the siren Ringed the police Broke up the Fight And Tommy And The Advasary to put into Police Cars And sent to the Hostiptal and then the police station
the next day the parents from the two
Lovers came for the sentancing Tommy and his Advasary went to Juvanile Hall. A Bad Boy from the wild Side

If you want a Fragrance to Bring out your Inner Rebel This is It.

Feb
28
2010
weegee
weegee

No fruit, no leather, just a nostalgic trip back to 3rd grade, using the hand-cranked, wall-mounted pencil sharpener to grind points on dozens of bright yellow Ticonderoga #2 pencils.

I just spritzed away grandly, expecting great things of the first S.L. I've ever sniffed, and then wandered around for a bit wondering "Is this it? Pencil shavings?" Yup. Pencil shavings.

It's actually nice, in that bright, woody "walking in a pine forest" kind of way, but Polo, Tsar, Giorgio Red for Men and Balmain's Carbone do that better (especially Carbone) and each is kinder to one's piggy bank .

Not at all what I was expecting and none of the suede or leather I was looking forward to. Darn it. Now pardon me... got to go sharpen and sniff a pencil.

Feb
20
2010
9154mf
9154mf

Yep leather and apricot jam. I guess it's a unique scent and it's nice enough but I just dont feel pretty when wearing this and cannot think of an appropriate occasion to wear it on. I have not had much luck with SL fragrances, they all seem to have something 'off' about them, despite their status and apparent high qualtiy. This is another one, Im glad I tried but won't be buying.

Nov
22
2009
Catnip
Catnip

I never thought of myself as a "leather"-note lover. Nor did I care much that Daim Blond listed "suede" in its description. However, along with Chergui, this was the one that stood out for me at the Serge Lutens' counter this past summer. My first impression was that it was spicy and very, very refined! It smelled luxurious, but not heady or heavy in the least. I ended up getting a sample of this one and several months after that a FB.

I am still not an expert on the "leather" or "suede" notes, but I love Daim Blond. The scent's opening is spicy on my skin (it is the cardamom that I liked when I first smelled it, as I found out later). It was spicy and slightly bitter. The suede could be felt almost immediately, and it stays throughout the phases of the composition, but it mellows down significantly, along with the spices, over the hours.

I don't find apricot jam here. The middle and final notes of the composition remind me of the fruit itself, with its tender velvety skin. It also reminds me of the kernel of the fruit. There is an apricot tree at my parents' house, and I have occasionally opened the stone of the fruit to get to the tiny, aromatic, bitter part inside it. This is what the slight bitterness of the perfume is reminiscent of.

Daim Blond, like a typical Lutens, stays close to the skin. It is sophisticated, but in a "cool" , not "in-your-face" way. It projects the type of luxury that doesn't need to prove itself to anybody. It's interesting that Mellybee has mentioned gloves. In fact, while I was testing Daim Blond, I was re-reading Anna Karenina, and I imagined how her soft and elegant gloves might have smelled as she was watching Vronsky's horse-racing competition. That doesn't mean that Daim Blond is a romantic scent, or that it is not a modern fragrance. It can fit the confident style of the corporate world today perfectly.

Oct
15
2009
mellybee
mellybee

As a chypre lover I supposed to like the leather note in perfumes and I can say wearing Daim Blond I tend to like it. (I'm already in love with Visa and L'Arte de Gucci which have leather among the basenotes.)
Daim Blond comes off with an apricot jam smell, the home-made apricot jam my mother used to conserve every year. As the leather arrives it brings along some smokiness. This leather is not that raw dry dirty mainly masculin monster but a truly feminine gentle fairy. Rather suide than leather. A pair of suide gloves. The spotted back of a fawn.
The smoky sweetness remains in the end and turns into a cozy chypre with obvious musk underlining it.
Highly recommended as an entrance into the world of leather fragrances.

Jun
19
2009
crisgonc
crisgonc

This fragrance is one of the few Lutens perfumes that has a real poor sillage and long lasting power. What bother me on Daim Blond is that the opposite smells that work on it really disappear (or better are not developed on my skin) and just remains a musky scent with any personality as a niche fragrance.

Jan
18
2009
Robert White
Robert White

haaa...haaaa, Rebella, this straight guy LOVES Daim Blond...okay, first the story...I am very sad lately(heartbreak) and have poor impulse control...was using the computer at the library to order myself some Sables and Knize Ten from Perfumenetwork.com and I find out that they just ran out...MOTHERFUCKERS!!!! so I go to Luckyscent to order Comme des Garcons Incense Avignon...and my PayPal doesnt work right, I've gotta transfer money...3 to 5 days...go FUCK yourself, PayPal....so I run to the local Barney's New York...where I am trying to get a job or at least an internship at the perfume dept....not to mention I find the manager rather attractive...(Could be my future boss is I am lucky...)...and buy Daim Blond from the nice Serge Lutens guy. Okay, now I am a little behind on my rent, and all of my old friends are calling me on the phone worried that I am going to kill myself...but who cares? This is a GREAT fragrance...I think that the criterion for one is when you get a specific mental image upon smelling the juice...for me, I felt like I was slipping into a suede jacket exactly the color of a sweet potato...time travel to the 1970's...felt like I was sitting in one of those egg shaped chairs and listening to T-Rex...I've never smelled a bad Lutens fragrance...

Jan
08
2009
Malegria
Malegria

Everything is just perfect in this fragrance, till it comes to the base notes.Musk and suede give a full impression of a leather shoe insole, may be very expenisive but nevertheless.
The creamy start is beautiful and I almost fell in love though.

Dec
27
2008
PR
PR

Very peculiar scent, but I'm immensly surprised it has leather in composition, from what I smelled it have never been even nowhere near leather/suede..unless if it is about velvetry texture.

I was rather wondering if there was pear or some other fruit in it, because it is so very fruity fragrance to me and on the sweet side as well, but with some strange freshness. I don't know why recently so many fragrances have reminded me punch drink, but this luxury frag reminds it as well, though in the best and most elegant way: you would rather get drunk wearing this to refined coctail party than some pub:))

The staying power can't be called legendary, my Chanels holds longer, and Daim Blond would simply 'bite the dust' from Piquet's Fracas longevity.

Dec
13
2008
guest_Osmanthus
guest_Osmanthus

A beautiful and unusual composition, very elegant and refined. A must for all soft leather scents lovers.

Oct
22
2008
CountAnubis
CountAnubis

The Main note from "Daim Blond" is a very spicy leather accord, its relative dark and deep but however with a very soft and somewhat creamy background thats always present. At the end its a spicy and slightly powdery-cremy but strong Leather note.

Its hard to imagine this scent on a women because it is rather masculine. Its a really great Parfume and you can even imagine the blond leather but for me its a bit to pungent.

07 out of 10 Points.

Sep
22
2008
rebella
rebella

An amazingly true and realistic suede-fragrance, smells like a soft, luxurios and new suedejacket.

Kind of naughty and nice at the same time. Set me in a mood of sensuality and my husband think it is really sexy. A lot of leather fragrances are a bit masculine or at least androgyn, not this one, this is a pure feminine leather fragrance.

Like it a lot, but not love it. Mostly because it fade away on me really fast, for a perfume of this price I think it is fair to expect longer staying power than about a couple of hours. After 3 hours i hardly notice it any more.

Jul
14
2008
Aiona
Aiona

I was wanting to try this ever since I saw a review about Daim Blond on MakeUpAlley. Leather and apricots seem to be what everyone else smells. But to me? UGH! Sharp spoiled uni sushi! Just like I get from Montale Black Aoud's opening notes. Surely there's oud in here!? Or is that the leather note everyone refers to? And I can barely smell peaches, what with all the oud smell. It took about 4 hours for the oud smell to fade to tolerable, and I was left with what smelled like jasmine and oud. Still oud! Doesn't anyone else smell it? Or did I get a sample of something from Montale, and not Serge Lutens?

Jul
04
2008

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