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Apricot, pencil shavings, and the eponymous suede, topped off with a cherry (Serge can't help himself). With eyes closed I detect fainter, alternating hints of buttery-oatiness, a little osmanthus effect generated by the suede-apricot interaction, and the iris-imbued waxiness of makeup, à la Dior Homme.
While Daim Blond is most obviously an apricot suede, these materials feel estranged from one another and the impression is of an ordinary perfume soaked into an extraordinary cut of fabric. The latter on its own would be more blond and possess greater appeal for me than the current arrangement, which is nevertheless plush and charismatic. It is consistent across wearings too, unlike, say, Bulgari Black or Dzing!, which can prove unpredictable depending on their mood.
Best of all, Daim Blond dries down to a fresh-fruit, close leathery fuzz, with a sillage that makes me want to chase my own t(r)ail.
15 February, 2011