I am going to write another Dusita. Therefore, be prepared for the Dusita Effect.
Another gorgeous creation of Pissara is this, La Douceur de Siam. A green nuance of galbanum welcomes us at the top, together with a lovely crown of rose and cananga. The cananga gives a bright opening for the rose, smelling fruity, opulent, and slightly phenolic. This top phenolic facet and a tiny trace of animalic notes (that remind me of civet) create a silhouette of leather, slightly twisting the floral facet and give complexity and character to the opening accords. It is indeed, fascinating.
The aromatic aspect covering these flowers reminds me of the marriage between clary sage and hay–fresh, herbaceous, and slightly coumarin. This facet is in balance with the sweet-honeyed element of roses, which also imparts tea notes. The rose is smelling very beautiful and tender, very soft to the touch. It smells honeyed yet delicate, rich yet transparent. I should not add anything more to explain the rose. This bed of roses is an excellent example of effortless beauty.
There’s a tad spiciness that illuminates the whole accord underneath this rose galore–a hint of clove and cinnamon. The spicy facet in the heart of the rose is lovely. The clove adds a touch of sweetness to the rose facet. In addition, the cinnamon smells extraordinary and impressive. I usually get a hint of greenness that is a bit harsh in cinnamon, but here, it’s flawless. The cinnamon is sweet, smooth, and warm. It incredibly twists the rose facet, romanticizes it, making it feels more exotic.
The excitement does not stop right there. Together with the cinnamon, ylang-ylang’s extraordinary floral and spicy facet complement the spices complex, extend it, making it larger, and more impactful. The flower’s phenolic nature, although timid, smoothly lift the spices and make the floral spicy structure more eloquent.
The floral and spices nuances evolve smoothly to show its oriental DNA. Balsamic, ambery, musky, and sandalwood build the oriental backbone of this beauty. The ambers smell as clear as crystal, sweet and bold, yet crisp and shiny.
This chapter makes me imagine the sun’s reflection on the water during the sunset in ancient Siam. As I watch the water, the sun is setting down. This golden moment feels so serene. The sky is amber, the water is gleaming.
The musk is hovering, giving life to the composition. This musk carries a slightly mossy nature and somewhat woody. Underneath, I perceive a smoky and woody facet that reminds me of olibanum, smelling vintage, classic.
The oriental facet is sweet but far for cloying. Sandalwood’s woody note balances the balsamic vanilla, creating a tenacious foundation for the whole composition. The creaminess of both materials blends very well, and the sandalwood’s woody facet smells firm and polished.
The Dusita Effect
La douceur de Siam smells like a simple floral oriental fragrance, but, in fact, there are many layers in it. The aesthetic of the perfume is adorable. Pissara as the perfumer can always translate her imagination into a perfume in a very detailed way. I find her creations are genuinely coming from the heart, and I really appreciate it.
La Douceur de Siam is another creation of her that is full of beauty and elegance. The development of this perfume is very smooth and gentle. I imagine wearing this perfume during a relaxing day out. As for more glamorous events, I would wear Oudh Infini, a louder rose fragrance from the same house, Dusita Paris. You can find my impressions on Oudh Infini here: Oudh Infini, Parfums Dusita
Finally, I think Dusita Paris is a perfume house that is worth discovering. I’m grateful to have smelled most of their perfume, although still curious with others that I haven’t smelled yet. Have you tried Dusita Paris? Which one you like the most?