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Dove Grey (2014)
by Régime des Fleurs


Dove Grey information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseRégime des Fleurs

About Dove Grey

Dove Grey is a shared / unisex perfume by Régime des Fleurs. The scent was launched in 2014

Reviews of Dove Grey

Régime excels at a nuanced dewiness that dampens their compositions of flowers and poetry. If perfume is ‘through smoke,’ Régime des Fleurs is through mist. From their Fait Main collection, Dove Grey barely materializes, floating, gasping ghostly as a scent composed of its own passing. Put plainly, Dove Grey is a concise orris and potpourri of dried petals and tea, ensconced in aldehydes and a petrichor effect.

Dove Grey is a cordial of cement, a revolt of the violet, desaturated. To wear it is to dress as the industrialist’s demure daughter, a bouquet crushed between a city erected and its imminent corruption.

For all it’s defined modernity, almost art deco in its crisp details, almost a bucket of water filthy from washing an art deco apartment of its signs of living and losing, this is a scent that is completed on skin, refreshing given the rush among niche upstarts and huge development firms alike to crowd top notes with a composition that plays spectacularly on a paper strip. It’s on skin that Dove Grey’s quietly unruly, tea-stained hurt feelings and dirty, dug up orris roots compliment a body’s sweetness, adding musky allure and nymphean grace to its soft evolution. Nearly Chanel in its paganism.

I don’t measure a fragrance’s worth or value in its longevity; rather, the heartbreak of a note’s abrupt disappearance, my perversely crazed joy in reapplying—these are the tiny deaths, self-immolating, tragic, absurd as war, that distinguishes perfume as a form. If through it’s atomization, an unctuous juice stirs Freudian melancholy, Deleuzian problems of repetition, then I’ve found the flowers of evil about which Baudelaire writes. In Dove Grey I truly have.
14th September, 2018
Screeching candied violets

Dove Grey opens with a brief, promising moment of a cool, wet orris before subjecting you to a piercing cloud of candied violets. This could have worked if it was tempered with other notes? Instead, it hovers upon high with a stabbing intensity. Imagine Barry Hermann's violin score for Psycho. The main improvement with the dry down is that the volume is lowered.

I like the idea of a heady, floaty floral perfume anchored with notes of wet concrete and steel and you can see what the house was aiming for, but it needs work. I'd place this on the cusp of neutral and thumbs down because of the concept, but given its price of $448/50 ml, it is truly regrettable.
29th June, 2018
I give this one 3.5 stars. Intense. Spiced herbal vibe briefly, at the beginning. Some dark, dirty tea. For me, the orris, tuberose, lavender, and violet are luxurious. Way on down the line I smell musk and something woody. Oh! I forgot about the soil note. I detect some of that, upon first spray. Overall, this is a weirdo. Just my style.
17th November, 2017
Even though I find this to be very bad, I’d say it’s the closest thing that this new glossy mag-aspiring “niche lifestyle brand” have created to actual perfume. It’s basically some isoraldine (violet chems) over an orris-y musk base, bodied up with holistic levels of aldehydes (C11 and probably C12). The soapyness has an acrid, bitter undertone, so I’d guess that lavender is to blame for that. Within 15 minutes, it smells exactly like an anonymous bar of soap (Dove, perhaps?) As with the rest of the line, it’s presented in a $2 Nemat bottle that’s been partially spray painted. Shamefully priced at $285 for 50ml, I’d suggest perhaps adding a decimal point after the 8.
07th October, 2014

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