Hiram Green Dilettante ~ fragrance review

Mapp & Lucia

The definitions1 of “dilettante” are interesting and a bit confusing / conflicting:

1. a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a desultory or superficial way — if you have the chance, do watch the hilarious TV series Mapp & Lucia for examples of Dabblers-Dilettantes Supreme.

2. a lover of an art or science, especially of a fine art.

I’m guessing Hiram Green’s dilettante combines amusement with love for the creation of fragrances?

Hiram Green’s new perfume, Dilettante, debuted recently and it’s a heady mix of fruit, flowers and spice…

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Dawn Spencer Hurwitz La Belle Saison ~ fragrance review


Independent perfumer Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has just launched La Belle Saison (“The Beautiful Season”), an all-botanical fragrance designed to evoke “late Spring in full bloom.” More specifically, it’s an ode to lilac. Are we experiencing a lilac mini-trend? Vilhelm Parfumerie and Amouage are also offering lilac perfumes for Spring 2016. I haven’t tried those, but I’ve been spending a few April days with La Belle Saison.

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