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Two for Tuesday: Eau d’Italie Morn to Dusk, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Giverny in Bloom

(Relatively) quick reviews of Morn to Dusk from Eau d’Italie and the Giverny in Bloom collection from Dawn Spencer Hurwitz.

Eau d’Italie Morn to Dusk

Eau d'Italie Morn to Dusk

The oddly-named Morn to Dusk is the latest from Italian niche line Eau d’Italie; it promises a “sensual feeling that wraps like a veil of gold, from morning till the sun sets” and “the Italian way to Vanilla: simply irresistible”. That translates into a sheer, summer-weight vanilla musk…

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Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Fleuriste ~ fragrance review

green carnation circles

Independent perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz recently announced the launch of Fleuriste,* a carnation-centered “modern floral with just a few nods to the classical style.” Regular readers at Now Smell This very likely know that I have a special fondness for rose fragrances, but I love other florals, too — violet, iris, and yes, carnation. Therefore I was naturally interested in Fleuriste, which includes notes of rose leaves, carnation, neroli, jasmine, rose and ambergris.

Fleuriste begins with a breath of chilled air and crisp greenery, as though you had just opened the door of the refrigerated display case in a florist’s shop. There’s a hint of moisture that lasts for a while, as though the flowers were misted with cool water…

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