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Dorian and Dahl Original Blend Femme Fatale Review

A while back I had the opportunity to try out Dorian and Dahl perfumes, created by my friend Erin. Today I’m reviewing an original blend called Femme Fatale.

I should remind you that perfume is very subjective. Everyone’s body chemistry affects how a perfume works differently. What wears well on me may not wear well on you. What I love you may dislike. What you love I may not like.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Jojoba Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Fragrance Oil Blend, and Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

$12 for 8 ml roll on bottle

Femme Fatale is categorized as Spicy, Woody, Fruity.

Official Description:
If looks could kill… oh no wait, hers do. Sexy, seductive and good with a blade, Fatale will entrap you, make you feel like ‘the one’ and then give you a good beating.
Spicy pink peppercorn and cedarwood dripping with amber caress a mysterious patchouli blend, suggestive berries, and midnight jasmine with a hints of ripe peaches, apple and pomegranate.
Swipe on your brightest red lipstick and paint the town cause girl, they got nothin’ on you!

I fear patchouli in perfume. No, more accurately, I just fear patchouli, no matter the form! It always reminds me of people trying to cover up other scents.

So with trepidation, I put on Femme Fatale. I was initially hit with tasty fruits! After the scent had mellowed out, I could smell the wood and spice, with berries and the barest hint of patchouli. It seems that the wood and patchouli balance out the fruits. I no longer have to  be afraid of patchouli with Femme Fatale!

What surprised me the most about Femme Fatale is that this blend wore for 12 hours on me! That’s ridiculously long for a perfume!

If you are a fan of exotic woodsy scents balanced by fruits, you should give this a try. I love this scent!

What is your favorite exotic perfume blend?

Product sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://pearlsquirrel.blogspot.com Silke

      This sounds like my kind of perfume! And I have been on a total perfume kick lately, I’m so itching to order this :D

      And In totally get what you mean about that patchoeli scent. My uncle was a gardener and he would smell of mown grass and patchoeli perfume and always had mud all over his working clothes, so I have the same kind of association. It took me years of wondering why so many people reminded me of my uncle’s smell! But in a good blend, patchoeli can smell divine!

    • Marta

      I love it when a perfume is long lasting, and Femme Fatale sound really great!
      There was a time when “patchouli” meant “meh” for me. I could never stand it. Then, 2 years ago, a girlfriend got me Lush’s Karma. I just smelled it and loved it. It smelled just like wood and heavy citrus to me, it reminded me of my father’s woodshop and the garden in winter. Then I read the description. Yes, citrus, sandalwood… patchouli. I still use it, if only weekly. It is such a comforting smell. What I mean is, I think some scents are ok if you pair them with the right ones for you.
      PD>I’m SO tempted by Dorian and Dahl, but The Morbid the Merrier closed and I got lots of their stuff, so more perfumery is a no go for me right now.