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Daim Blond

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Daim Blond is pure chic in a bottle, and it’s all about skin.
The scent works best when the weather turns colder, since hot weather seems to kill its sensuality, turning it slightly sour and medicinal to my nose. When the leaves start turning gold and red in October, and there’s a little shiver in the air, that’s the time of year when I happily grab my bottle of Daim Blond, then douse myself with its perfect juice.
And it’s OK to do that, because Daim Blond, which was launched in 2004, lacks the majestic “grand sillage”, the rich sweet spiced fruit stew of many of the earlier Lutens scents. It has fruit right from the first sniffs, but it is a mild fresh apricot, slightly tart, which is mixed with the smell of soft suede, the smell of a suede jacket or shirt that’s been well aged, and carries the scent of all the perfumes you’ve ever worn, and all the places you’ve been, and all the people you’ve hugged.
This wonderfully elegant pairing of sueded fruit and sueded leather is there from the beginning right through into the long dry-down, and it is the sensual heart that the other notes feed into. Iris shows up after a few minutes, which lends an elegance, then hints of cardamom add some spiced warmth, then soft sweet heliotrope mixed with musk smooth Daim Blond into a true skin scent with a little animalic punch.
In the base, the waft smells powdery and nutty, with a slight bitter note like an apricot pit, and also faintly woody - not resinous, more sawdust-y. It’s an addictively comforting and satisfying smell, like the pleasurable scent from nuzzling the back of the neck of someone you love.
So start your Lutens education with Daim Blond. It’s a gorgeous, elegant frag that you can wear anywhere, anytime, and feel confidently beautiful, or handsome.
Notes: Apricot, Iris, Musk, Heliotrope, Suede, Cardamon, Hawthorn
Type: EdP
Parfumeurs: Serge Lutens and Christopher Sheldrake

Price: $6.00