Today marks the start of a new series of brief perfume reviews called Just The Juice. Why “Just The Juice”? I want to talk about fragrances that I’ve come across, both new releases and older ones, and I want to keep it focused on the perfume (the “juice”) itself. So often I write about the background, the history, the sociological and psychological significance, etc. etc. of a smell or a perfume. But in the interests of pure perfume prose, in this series I’m going to write about the juice, in 300 words or less per perfume, and include relevant artistic/conceptual notes from the perfumer too, if I can. I hope to introduce you to some wonderful perfumes in this series.
Today I will be reviewing two recent releases by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perfumes, both in VdP (voile de parfum) strength.
Albino (A Study in White)
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perfumes says of her recent (2015) release Albino (A Study in White):
“What began as a fascination with the albino raspberry soon became an exploration from the real to abstraction.
What is it to be without pigment? There seems to be a kind of quality; a luminosity and sense of lightness. So then what? “White” materials… and a questioning: what does white feel like?
Albino takes an abstract look at white from a synesthetic and textural stance. The textures being crisp, pithy, and creamy; shifting from fruity crispness to pithy to a creamy feel, with blond woods, and musk at the final drydown.
Meet Albino. He’s gorgeously unusual.”
Source: DSH Perfumes website