DSH – Ashram

Perfume: Ashram
Perfumer: Dawn Spencer Hurwitz
Source: DSH Essense Oils
Size: 1mL

Top notes: Nag Champa
Middle notes: Amber, Australian Sandalwood, Benzoin, Champaca Absolute, East Indian Patchouli
Base notes: Brazilian Vetiver, Frankincense (Olibanum), Himalayan Cedar, Myrrh Gum

Date: 3/11/08 Weather: 37 degrees, cloudy

Comments: Nag Champa – a fantastic iteration of it. A frankincense note appears within 2 minutes. Also a hint of smoke. Very very strong sillage on this one. 2 drops on each wrist, 1 behind each ear, 1 on the chest and I can practically taste this perfume. An alcohol note appears 30 minutes in (may be cedar, but registers as alcohol), then disappears 1 hour in. Becomes slightly sweeter. Finally becomes less overpowering midway through the 2nd hour. Also develops a slight anise note. The cedar also fades around this time. 5 hours later – still going. A little more amber appears. Occasionally pick up pretty sillage.  8 hours later – still there.  More ambery still.  A sweet amber with a slight hint of soapiness.  I suspect this stuff will STILL be going well into the evening.

Date: 7/10/08 Weather: 87 degrees, sunny

Comments: Powerful stuff. Big sillage (you can almost taste it in the beginning) that gets stronger for the next couple of hours. Nag Champa with the various notes of the nag champa amplifying and fading as it wears. Surprising complexity. This would be the one nag champa perfume I would purchase. But I would have to be in the mood to wear it. I could still smell it on me 13 hours later!!!!

Nathan Branch

~ by Wendy Wickham on March 11, 2008.

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