Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has been around longer than most indie perfumers — long enough, in fact, that she recently began a “retrograde files” fragrance series, relaunching and re-imagining discontinued scents from her back catalog. She wrote in a recent blog post, “Passionflower Perfume Poems was a small collection that I started releasing around 1999–2000 with a young, ‘millennial’ audience in mind.” Well, the Poems are back, with slight reformulations and name changes. I looked forward to trying a few because I remember them from the mid-2000s but I drained my sample vials years ago.
First, here’s Bluedaisy, formerly known as Daisy or Daisy Be Young. (I can guess why it would be difficult to re-release a fragrance under the name Daisy in 2017…)