Friday, January 19, 2018

Artist by Phuong Dang | Extrait de Parfum: Review

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Artist by Phuong Dang | Extrait de Parfum: Review
A multi-media artist hailing from Vietnam, Phuong Dang created her own unique line of luxury fragrances back in 2016. For this season, her collection has a new addition by the name of Artist by Phuong Dang ($350 USD). Boasting notes of blue iris and natural ambergris, Artist is a rich and warm floral Extrait de Parfum with a high fragrance content. To read all about this scent, click.....

The Bottle:
Artist by Phuong Dang is housed in a simple and minimalist cubical glass bottle. The weighted cap has a metallic matte black finish while the perfume liquid is tinted tea yellow. I am all for unique and eye-catching perfume bottles but the Artist bottle indeed feels very elegant and expensive.
Artist by Phuong Dang | Extrait de Parfum: Review
Artist by Phuong Dang Extrait de Parfum
The Fragrance:
Created by legendary perfumers Mark Buxton and Bertrand Ducharfour, Artist is an Extrait de Parfum with 22% aromatic compounds. Therefore, the fragrance provides a stronger scent and a longer wear. Described as having an opulent and magnetic scent, Artist opens with a warm burst of citrus and floral accords. Since the fragrance contains so many ingredients, it's honestly hard for my plebeian nose to distinguish the individual notes. What I can say is that this is a very rich, multi-layered floral with a warm and woody undertone. I wouldn't say that the scent is anything extraordinary or unique but it is well-rounded and full-bodied. Something about it feels very comforting yet alluring.

Top Notes: Red pepper, cedrat, cypress, davana, tagete, juniper berry, lemon oil.
Heart Notes: Cinnamon, violette wood, galbanum, blue iris, Turkish rose, magnolia, elemi oil.
Base Notes: Ambergris, cashmere wood, cist labdanum, patchouli, Indian sandalwood, tobacco, tonka beans, Madagascar vanilla, Haiti vetiver.

In terms of wear time, Artist is outstanding. A couple spritz provides ample sillage and the smell lasts all day long with only minimal fading. If you are a fan of warm and rich floral scents for the fall and winter time, this one is worth trying out as long as you are comfortable with the price tag.
Artist by Phuong Dang | Extrait de Parfum: Review
Artist by Phuong Dang Extrait de Parfum
Phuong Dang fragrances are available in stores at Barneys New York. For more information, visit
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