WHAT I SMELL: Yowsa…so musky, so lusty and so full of sweet delicious honey…Chinchilla’s introduction is amazing. At its core, the perfume’s opening is set with a delicious honeyed floral civet that’s lightly waxy and full on scintillating. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the perfume becomes a bit thicker as it feels like a light honey is being dripped over the burgeoning florals. In a short while, what started off as pure sex, begins to move to the more sensual. The animalic notes are still there, but they begin to tone down and tame. I’m not going to try to pick apart any notes because they are so seamlessly blended, but I do notice just a hint of cinnamon peppering the honeyed florals. In the end, Chinchilla lightens to a wonderfully soft semi sweet honeyed floral that leaves a perfect trail of come-hither behind you as you wear it. Chinchilla is a stunningly sexy and sensual perfume.
From the DSH Perfumes website:
A ‘retro nouveau’ floriental/honey musk animalic fragrance. It’s gorgeously sexy, and yet so very cozy and comforting.
Chinchilla notes include hyrax, ambrette (musk mallow), bergamot, vetiver, oakmoss, carnation, castoreum, rose de mai, cinnamon, civet, beeswax, gardenia, honey, musk, nard himalayan (jatamansi), tonka bean and white pepper.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE CHINCHILLA: alluring, tempting, magnetic
BOTTOM LINE: Chinchilla is a beautifully smooth seductress. It has just the right amount of animalic elements without being over the top; which means it whispers it’s seduction rather than screams it. The other plus is that Chinchilla could easily be worn by a man or a woman, being easily captivating on both.
- Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Woody Musk
- Nose: Dawn Spencer Horowitz
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $125 for 1 oz. eau de parfum. Available in various sizes and concentrations. Check out the DSH Perfumes website for the full line.
Sample courtesy of DSH Perfumes. Opinion my own.