The note list is as follows:
Top: ruby fruits (botanical accord), bergamot, aldehyde, spice notes, ozone, violet leaf absolute,
davana, cassis bid, green and pink pepper
Heart: rose de mai absolute, juhi jasmine, linden blossom absolute, yerba maté absolute,
cabreuva wood, orris co2, green tea absolute
Base: mousse de saxe accord (botanical) , cyperus, fossilized amber absolute, ambergris tincture,
patchouli co2, vetiver co2, muhuhu, australian sandalwood, tonka bean absolute, oakmoss green,
The result is a subtle warm essence that is a comfort scent for me, a talisman or amulet to hold on the skin against stress and strife. When so much else in the world around may be chaotic, even anxiety provoking or demanding, bold, large and insistent, Pandora is a reminder of the quietly benevolent, soothing and calm side of Nature. This gentle aromatic green liquid could provide an olfactory form of balance, like a port in the storm. I believe the soft mousse de saxe base provides the warmth that suffuses itself through the floral and green pleasantness to make a subtle aura of calm serenity.
DSH has a big range of perfume styles, and many of her perfumes are dramatic, bold and surprising straight out of the gate. Pandora is part of the DSH fragrance wardrobe that is perfect for times when recovering from stress or even recuperating from the shock of an accident or illness. Or perhaps for representing soothing calm peace and stability as a personal olfactory signature to signal your own good intentions.
The scent reminds me most of smoothness, like the smooth skin and hair of youth, while also representing the wisdom of balance.
There are a number of other writers with a great diversity of opinion on this perfume, so please visit them at the following sites, their posts will be up today:
- Eyeliner on a Cat
- Perfume Pharmer
- Escentual Alchemy
- Oh, True Apothecary
- Dawn's blog: DSH Notebook
- Scentual Soundtracks
Above top image of Pandora by Redon, a frequent inspiration for DSH.
Second image Liebowitz/Ford image of Alice in Wonderland Drink Me.
Third image from Under the Lotus, a haiku/poetry site, please visit for another hit of serenity.
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