Dita Von Teese, for me, embodies Old Hollywood style and glamour. She seems to accomplish both with class and ease.
I had been dying to try her perfume since it was released in Germany. So much so, that I had even looked into the cost of purchase and shipping so as to have it sent to Colorado. The cost was astronomical and so I had resigned myself to waiting until it came to the U.S.
For those of you who don't know, the perfume is finally available at Ron Robinson, which is where I ordered from. It arrived a few days before Thanksgiving.
|The day my perfume arrived|
Ms. Von Teese had described her perfume as:
"A signature perfume for women who desire a bit of glamour, elegance, mystery and sophistication in their lives. The scent opens with a head note composed of fresh peonies, fizzy bergamot, and slightly spicy Bourbon pepper. The heart of the perfume then entices you with a luscious and pure bouquet of Bulgarian rose, Tahitian Tiare petals, and fresh jasmine. And in the base note, the mystical and warm scents of patchouli, musk, and smoky Gaiac wood and sandalwood captivate the senses"
She goes on to say:
"I wanted to do something very sensual, sleek and simple that speaks of wanting to be a grown-up, sophisticated woman, who is in charge of her life. I just love the idea of something that is both very good, sophisticated and elegant, but also a little mysterious, dark and dangerous. Those two things together become something very special really magical. I wanted a perfume that feels like that."
So, now that I have received my DVT perfume and have started using it, what do I think?
I aesthetically love the black glass bottle, silk tassel, and atomizer. There is something very romantic about the bottle itself.
As for the scent, it is very strong in the bottle and when first sprayed. My girlfriend Amanda said it best, "it reminds me of an older rich lady in a good way". I would fully agree with her analysis based upon the strength of the smell coming from the bottle.
The real beauty about the perfume though is that after about twenty minutes the strength dissipates and you are left with exactly the scent I believe Dita was striving to achieve. It smells of musk, woody smoke, jasmine, and sandalwood. It is different, faint, and very sensual. I often catch myself closing my eyes and smelling my own wrist.
I think after it was all paid for, my 40 ounce bottle of DVT perfume cost me approximately $58.00; not terribly cheap and not terribly expensive. The dissipated smell reminds me of much more expensive bottles of perfume that I smelled in Paris many years ago.
For me, this perfume is worth the money both aesthetically and olfactory.