The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.


Daim Blond by Serge Lutens

Daim BlondWHAT I SMELL:  I was just at the grocery store and I kept smelling Tide laundry detergent.  I didn’t think much of it as I was at the grocery store, but let me explain that I loathe the smell of Tide.  I would almost rather not wash my clothes than to have to use Tide because the smell is just nauseating to me.  Well, as it turns out, when I got home I sniffed my arm and sure enough what I was smelling was me.  Now, I spritzed this on about four hours ago and this was the result.

Let’s look at the beginning of this journey.  Daim Blond went on so light that I barely could tell that I had put any perfume on at all.   I got an initial whiff of cardamom, but then just a light touch of powder and then almost nothing.  After what seems to be about 10 minutes, I started smelling a light sweet flowered apricot.  It’s very sheer and almost candied sweet like Sweetarts candy.  I don’t mind where the scent is at this point, but it’s so light that you wonder if it yourself that you are smelling or something else that’s in the room.   Daim Blond is interpreted as White Suede, but I am not getting any leather whatsoever from this fragrance.  But I have to admit that at this stage, Daim Blond albeit wispy is really quite pretty.  It’s not until much later that Daim Blond transforms into Tide; which I won’t try to dissect!

From Fragrantica:

The top notes contain hawthorn, Ceylon cardamom; the heart includes iris, apricot kernel, while the base encompasses musk, heliotrope and leather.

TideWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  Tide laundry detergent, but you already know that!


WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DAIM BLOND:  The Other Scent, The Scentualist, Les Tuileries

BOTTOM LINE:  Just one word…NO.

  • Bone Rating: 2 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent: Chypre Floral
  • Nose:  Christopher Sheldrake
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense: Approximately $110 for 50ml EdP