DSH Perfumes Highland Idyll Overview (Daybreak Spencer Hurwitz) + Heirloom Elixir 11 Draw

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Imaginative and prescient of a knight by Raphael through wikipedia


“And when she acquired to the Broomfield Hill, she discovered her lover asleep
Together with his hawk and his hound and his silk satin robe and his ribbons all right down to his ft
She’s taken the blossom from off of the broom, the blossom that smells so candy
And the extra she lay it spherical about, the sounder he did sleep.
She’s taken the ribbon from off her finger and laid it at his proper hand
For to let him know when he awoke that she’d been there at his command.” ~ Conventional broadside ballad, earliest publication 1711 (7 variations from Scotland), as recorded by Bellowhead

Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perrumes

Daybreak Spencer Hurwitz of  DSH Perfumes

Because of the inventive ingenuity of award-winning unbiased perfumer Daybreak Spencer Hurwitz, we’re handled to extraordinary perfumes regularly. Final 12 months’s Heirloom Elixir March providing was my beloved White Rabbits; one 12 months later we discover ourselves upon the moors with DSH Perfumes Highland Idyll Heirloom Elixir No. 11.  I’m discovering a singular pleasure on this specific perfume as a result of it conjures an intense vernal sweetness wed to oral custom and enchantment (fairly actually). Highland Idyll sings of hope and new progress with the standard of fantasy and folklore.


Why the broom flower (Cytisus scoparius)? What’s so particular about it?

Plantagenet emblem of broom flower through plantagenetsweekly.wordpress


The Plantagenet kings employed the widespread broom of their emblem, for one – and took their identify from it (planta genista, in medieval Latin; genet = broom in French); Geoffrey d’Anjou being the primary (nicknamed ‘plantagenet’ for the sprig of broomflower he tucked into his hat earlier than coming into battle). Widespread broom – also called Scot’s broom – was used decoratively at weddings in northern Scotland to style bridal brooms (which had been then positioned within the bride-to-be’s room the evening earlier than), to advertise fertility. Its potent aroma was stated to tame wild horses and canine. The medicinal makes use of of the plant embody the therapy of gout, edema, low blood strain, heavy bleeding, sore muscular tissues. To today there are people within the British Isles who refuse to convey any a part of the flowering plant into the family: working example, the previous Sussex saying –  “Sweep the home with blossomed broom in Might/sweep the top of the family away.” Conversely, witches each then and now made ‘brooms’ of this hardy plant whose use was to guard one from hurt. One might say that our family brooms started with the plant itself. Brooms hung the other way up augur sick fortune: all of the luck would run out of them. In accordance with Sir James Frazer within the Golden Bough, “previous straw, furze or broom had been burned in Scotland for Beltane fires ‘a bit after sundown’ to repel witches”.


DSH Perfumes Highland Idyll review

Scotch broom through iNaturalist

Within the ballad Broomfield Hill aka Broomfield Wager, a nobleman bets a good looking younger maiden 500 kilos to her ten (a fortune even now!) that if she meets him upon this hill she received’t return together with her virginity intact; the poor woman is terrified. Happily for her a smart lady (learn ‘witch lady’) has the proper resolution: pluck broom blossoms from the bush and lay them throughout him as he sleeps, leaving tokens to show her presence – and she will be able to come and go unmolested, honor unsullied. Keep in mind my saying that broom tamed canine and horses? Upon the hill, the younger grasp’s devoted hound and noble steed are unable to awaken him to alert him. Broom each bewitches and becalms, apparently.

Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perfumes Heirloom Elixirs 11 review

Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye through

DSH Perfumes Highland Idyll is aptly named: all nascent issues inexperienced, moist and misty reside in it. I emphasize the potent, honeyed broom absolute exactly on account of its narcotic, animalic traits – amplified by acacia honey absolute and beeswax. Highland Idyll is so very Scottish- feeling, resplendent with heather, hay, thistle (how is that this completed, Daybreak?), clover, tonic lavender, ivy, peat, the tender coumarinic liatrix. A lilting apple blossom accord follows the sunny rays of bergamot and neroli bursting via overcast skies; the addition of jasmine grandiflorum lends much more depth and roundness. Rocky, windswept terrain materializes with perfumer-created accords of moist stone and ozone, Atlantic breezes evoked by seaweed, limpid violet leaf. These atmospheric parts nestle right into a moody mossy base, resting upon vetiver, orris, pine and tree moss and briny ambergris. The vegetal, powdery musk of ambrette blends seamlessly with all of the chosen inexperienced, honeyed natural/floral tones; Highland Idyll is a Choral Work Fragrance. 

I recognize that Daybreak avoids the plain pitfall of whisky generally related to highland distilleries; it exists in different fragrances however can simply overwhelm a composition, and it doesn’t belong in Highland Idyll, with its photorealistic pure ambiance. For somebody who has not but skilled the Scottish Highlands, the perfumer has painted us a memorable and pleasant wearable panorama.

Notes: bergamot, neroli, inexperienced grassy and leafy accords, apple blossom, clover leaf, eglantine, lavender absolute, broom absolute, hay absolute, heather, ivy, thistle accord, jasmine grandiflorum, orris concrete, violet leaf absolute, liatrix, acacia honey absolute, beeswax, ozone accord, peat accord, moist stone accord, seaweed, Brazilian vetiver, pine moss, tree moss, tree sap accord, ambergris, ambrette seed

Pattern offered by the perfumer – so many thanks! This fragrance actually strikes me.  My nostril is my very own…

~ Ida Meister, Senior Editor and Pure Perfumery Editor

DSH Perfumes Highland Idyll review

Bride of Lammermoor by Sir John Everett Millais through wikimedia

DSH Perfumes Highland Idyll Heirloom Elixir No. 11 is out there for a restricted time so you’ll want to buy yours right here

DSH Perfumes Highland Idyll Heirloom Elixir 11

Because of the largesse of perfumer Daybreak Spencer Hurwitz, we’re providing one 10 ml voile de parfum fragrance pen of DSH Perfumes Highland Idyll Heirloom Elixir No. 11 for one registered reader wherever on the earth. Please share with us what appealed to you about Ida’s evaluate, whether or not you’ve a favourite DSH Perfumes Heirloom Elixir, and the place you reside. Draw closes three/14/2020

We’ve got reviewed every of the 2019 Heirloom Elixirs (please notice that in 2020 the collection will proceed, however we missed Snowflakes of Venice #10). Please take a second to learn Gail’s evaluate of #9 Lautrec (which was an adaptation of a fragrance Daybreak made for CaFleureBon’s First Birthday right here,  #eight Gold Leaf right here. Lauryn’s evaluate of Sharkskin # 7 right here and Wild Coyote # 6 right here. You possibly can learn Ida’s evaluate of #5 White Rabbits right here and Love is The whole lot #four right here, Quantity #2 and #three Oudh Blanc and Aoud Noir by Lauryn right here.  The primary was Essenza dell Ibisco, which I had the distinction of collaborating with Daybreak and reviewed by Ida right here. You possibly can learn concerning the Heirloom Elixirs right here.  –Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief

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