I write by
in a night
many layers of dreams.Montri Umavijani
Splendiris is truly dreamy. I’m drowning in my own imagination while smelling it on my skin. The scent brings me back to the time I spent in Versailles. It was a bright spring day. My friends and I strolled around the garden and had a little picnic that afternoon. We spent the day just sitting by the lake, enjoying the spring breeze and the smell of the trees, water, and sun.
I would like to bring you through my imagination.
This is how I imagine Splendiris.
A walk in the french garden
This afternoon walk in the spring begins at the Versailles garden. Fragrant violet flowers welcome me at the entrance with its faint floral, powdery, and green odor. The green scent from the leaves swirls around the sparkling bergamot, projecting a dose of freshness. I pick up some flowers, keep them with me, and continue walking toward the lake.
I repose beside the lake to enjoy the spring air. Many people and families go on the boat and enjoy the afternoon with laughter and joy. I lay down, close my eyes, and try to breathe in all the fresh air around me. The wind brings out the smell of mandarin from the trees around—clean, sweet, watery, and bright. The floral breeze of my violet flowers comes and goes as the wind pass by. I breathe in and immerse myself in this delightful atmosphere.
After a while, I feel refreshed and decide to continue walking. I walk slowly through the nicely shaped trees toward the castle. The weather gets warmer because the sun is on top of my head now. It is still windy, though. I can faintly smell the violet scent whispered by the breezy wind.
I enter the castle and walk through the chambers. I got so mesmerized by the look of the Queen’s chamber. The chamber is majestic and beautifully decorated with wood and golden furniture, marble fireplace, gorgeous tapestry, and flowery wallpaper installed on the wall and ceiling. The detail is spectacular.
This view invites me to picture the scene from centuries ago when the Queen and her ladies gathered in the room and chattered over a cup of tea and french delicacies. The room is filled with rose petals, the Queen’s favorite flower. Inside a gorgeous, floral pattern cups, fragrant tea is served for the Queen’s delight. The delicate smell of jasmine accentuates the tea’s aroma, giving a soft and sweet-floral silhouette. The Queen savors her drink, along with glorious servings of delicacies and desserts that smells like vanilla and sugar.
As the sun begins settling down, the Queen and her ladies get ready for their walk in the garden. In between their giggles, the Queen put the white powder, pink blush, and red lipstick on her face. A splendid cosmetic scent of rose, violet, and musks fills the room instantly with its floral-powdery richness. Another glimpse of her look in the mirror, and the Queen is ready.
I return to the present and smile casually as I dwell in my imagination. Sometimes I really have to control my imagination, I thought.
I continue strolling around the castle. The weather is getting cold as the sun begins to settle. The wind blows once again, and the violet scent that comes with it reminds me of the bouquet I have in my bag. I take it out and slowly take a deep breath. The violet smells a little sweeter now, I feel.
I walk out of the castle and try to replay the beautiful walk I just did.
It is nicely written in my memories and planted deep in my heart.
What a beautiful day.
The Splendid Iris
Voila. What’s written above is my imaginary tale of Splendiris. It might be different from you, but that’s how I picture it in my mind.
Now here are my thoughts about the perfumes.
I feel the most exciting part is the combination of the iris, violet, jasmine, vanilla, vetiver, and musks. In the opening, I smell the refined violet leaves’ greenness and the soothing herbaceous facet from carrot seed oil. The piquant and dry wood aspect of carrot seed oil, which sometimes can be disturbing, is comforted by the floral and powdery facet of violet, with the help of heliotrope and vanilla. This combination intensifies the sweet character of the violet and adds finesse to the flower. On the other hand, as much as I love orris butter, I am pleased that the violet takes charge here.
My other favorite part of Splendiris is the jasmine and citruses. The first time I smell it, I felt a lingering tea facet that is transparent and fluid, reminding me of jasmine sambac. This silhouette is even more celebrated by the presence of sparkling bergamot and dewy mandarin. The three oils: jasmine, bergamot, and mandarin, naturally occur with orange blossom aspect and contributes to the clean, pure, and sparkling character of this fragrance.
The woods and musks in Splendiris strengthen the floral background. The earthy and sweet-herbaceous vetiver, along with fruity and feathery musks, appear in the top notes and stays throughout the fragrance until the dry down.
The nose behind this beautiful iris is Pissara Umavijani. Pissara founded her fragrance house, Parfums Dusita, in 2015. Today, she has 9 creations in her portfolio, including two award-winning perfumes: Erawan (1st prize FIFI Awards Breakthrough Fragrance of the Year, 2018) and Mélodie l’Amour (Art & Olfaction Award for Excellence in Perfumery, 2017).
Pissara created and launched Splendiris in 2019. That year, Splendiris was chosen by Fragrantica as editor’s favorite and best niche perfumes. The beautiful poems that come with this perfume and all her creations were written by his father, Montri Umavijani, who was a famous Thai poet.
You can visit and discover her collections at her boutique at 11 Rue de la Sourdière, Paris. Online shopping is available at the website www.parfumsdusita.com.