Become the Shaman 2017

Become the Shaman by DSH Perfumes
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Become the Shaman is a popular perfume by DSH Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is resinous-smoky. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMilkweedMilkweed
Gray sagewortGray sagewort
Heart Notes Heart NotesAmyrisAmyris
Copal resinCopal resin
Palo SantoPalo Santo
Gaiac woodGaiac wood
Base Notes Base NotesPeru balsamPeru balsam
Texas cedarTexas cedar
Tobacco absoluteTobacco absolute
Tonka bean absoluteTonka bean absolute
Vanilla absoluteVanilla absolute

Ratings

Scent

8.410 Ratings

Longevity

7.09 Ratings

Sillage

6.49 Ratings

Bottle

6.25 Ratings
Submitted by Greifswald, last update on 01.05.2021.

Interesting Facts

This fragrance is part of ÇaFleureBon's "Project Talisman".
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Floyd
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Floyd
Floyd
Top Review    38  
How Woodrow Became a Shaman
Woodrow was completely unprepared. At the edge of the forest was Pow-Wow, in the loneliest place, in the longest day, the whole village was there, and it was Woodrow's turn. Feeling the faces, fixed now like ghosts all upon him, he tried to drive out of his body, expecting an epiphanic inspiration.
It had become so quiet in the meadow, the Monarch butterflies stopped chewing, desisted from the beguilingly fragrant coconut blossoms of the bulbous silk plants. Silently they spun somewhat wery moist threads tart-green and spicy into the mulch beneath the moccasins. Helplessly Woodrow held his hands before his eyes, the village thinking he was trying to show them something, and now also paused in blind silence.
Then all warm and still and smoky the sacred woods and resins crept like tiny guaiac into the faces of the nature-loving spirits. They then dreamed of a distant fire, of sparks of cinnamon in a veil of balsam, a touch of dark vanilla. And all then believed to be tobacco, in a silent four-hour delusion, and smoked the sacred wood together, so Woodrow became a shaman.
¶¶ Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of North Boulder, Colorado, her fragrances straddle the fluid borders between perfumes, bespoke, aromatherapy, and collaborations with artists. "Become The Shaman" is part of the "Çafleurebon Talisman Project," for which she also created fragrances such as "Antimony" (Christie Meshell, House of Matriarch), "Hamsa" (Dr. Ellen Covey, Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes), "Guardian" (Angela St. John, Solstice Scents), "Figa" (Shelley Waddington, En Voyage Perfumes) or "Touchstone" (Amber Jobin, Aether Arts Perfumes) were created and which thematize the fragrance as a magical talisman.
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Carboytony

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Carboytony
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True to life Palo Santo
This was created for CaFleureBon in 2017 as part of Project Talisman for the 7th Anniversary of the blog. The perfumes from the project are more pertinent now than ever.

Dawn used the animist and nature-based faiths of the indigenous Americans - North, South and Central - to create this amazing fragrance.

This is the best Palo Santo perfume I've ever smelled!

The top notes provide a sharp, green, true-to-life Milkweed accord, which takes me back to my childhood, breaking apart the Milkweed stalks to see the creamy, gummy "milk" inside. Then we move on to the ancient cleansing scent of Palo Santo, holy wood. It's creamy and smoky, purifying, cleansing and powerful. Hints of Copal and Guaiacwood accent the Palo Santo. Drydown further reveals wisps of tobacco, cedar and tonka. A little sweet, a little different wood texture.

A remarkable fragrance and I love it.
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Landshark321

232 Reviews
Landshark321
Landshark321
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Lovely, strong incense mix
DSH Perfumes Become the Shaman is a palo santo scent with copal resin, tobacco, and sappy milkweed. I’m not familiar with sappy milkweed, myself, but I certainly get the incense mix of palo santo and copal in glorious fashion, a very strong celebration of the two notes, with just a hint of the bitterness of tobacco in the background. It’s very rich and feels very dense, with enough vague sweetness in the mix (I believe tonka and vanilla are tagged) to keep it from being too sharp or bitter. It feels sincerely devoted to the incense but nuanced enough to be appreciated by niche fans.

Become the Shaman is an easy recommendation for incense fans, specifically, but also for fans of resinous and/or smoky fragrances in general. Pricing is in the standard range, $165/90 for 60/30ml VDP, and given its strength, it’s an even higher-value than most of the line, I’d say. I’m very impressed by the strength of the juice, which feels fitting for the type of notes and mix. It’s nice to wear under cooler circumstances but I imagine it could be overwhelming in the heart.

8 out of 10

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CarboytonyCarboytony 1 year ago
10
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6
Longevity
6
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5
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Best Palo Santo Fragrance that I've ever worn!

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Woodrow, der Schamane
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