Good evening people!
Welcome to a new commentary from me, today on Dzongkha by L'Artisan. Yes, correctly read, a fragrance with a somewhat unusual name, where you have to look twice to be able to pronounce it to some extent.
There will come back memories of Dzing!, also by L'Artisan, whom I had described a long time ago (and who had talked a lot of stupid things in the commentary :D). But I couldn't get much started with Dzing! by name either, so no wonder that my commi had so much nonsense talk at that time, he he.
And when you now see or read Dzongkha, then similar thoughts come to mind and you ask yourself, "What in the whole world is Dzongkha supposed to mean? Is it something similar to the Chinese junk, for example, a boat, because it sounds a bit like it? No, not exactly. However, the term Dzongkha actually exists in the Asian region. Dzongkha is the official language of the Kingdom of Bhutan, which lies on the north-eastern border of India. L'Artisan was inspired by this country to create this fragrance here, especially through the beautiful temples of the country, so the fragrance is also said to smell of fragrances such as frankincense, chai tea and spices. What you actually get to smell of it now, well, we'll see right away!
The fragrance begins with general spices, which I cannot yet identify, then comes cardamom, which gives off its green-herbal scent, and vetiver, which conjures up an earthy scent. I can't smell the lychees and peonies mentioned in the top note, although a rosy scent appears, but only later and still quite weakly scented.
The cardamom quickly loses its strength and the spices also lose a little bit of their strength when the fragrance changes to a heart note. Here you can smell the vetiver best, in the background there is iris, whereas here with this scent the iris seems less powdery to me, but instead somehow buttery. Chai tea is also available, but unfortunately so weak that you can't perceive the scent in the scent cloud, but have to flatten your nose at the sprayed place to smell a little Chai. Whereby the Chai smells like normal tea to me, not like Chai but more like a mix of black and white tea.
Frankincense takes a lot of time to emerge, but is added to the base. Towards the end, the fragrance is soft and creamy, the spicy notes are weaker, and it now smells of light incense, iris, vetiver and now also a little leather, where the softer and creamier notes but the leather smells like suede. By the way, the tea doesn't get stronger later *sigh*, by the way, but still a nice scent.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is simply mediocre, neither strong nor really weak, even if it quickly loses its strength and is therefore best to smell from close up. The shelf life I would say is six to seven hours, probably it lasts a bit longer, but as I said it's very weak for the later hours.
The bottle is heptagonal and has black areas or accents instead of being completely clear as before. The lid is also heptagonal and also black, and thus no longer golden as before. On the front a vertical label can be seen, on which the name of the fragrance can be seen on a white background. All in all, it was done quite nicely, but somehow I found the earlier flacons a bit more beautiful.
So that was the scent. I already liked it. It's not a scent I should have had, but I found it quite nice and it belongs at least to the scents I would use as a gift instead of passing it on :D
It is a day scent, loose, rather delicate and gentle and no firecracker. Despite a sillage, which is okay at the beginning, the scent gets weaker quickly, so that it can be smelled more by yourself, so it's also great for all occasions, where you don't want to get on other people's nerves with intense scents, for example at work or something, because I don't think you'll be noticed very much. It can also be used as an all-rounder, but it probably works best in spring and summer.
As far as the subject matter is concerned, one could say that L'Artisan has already achieved what they also wanted, namely to create a fragrance that reminds us of temples and Buddhism, although incense and chai could have been stronger. But still the scent has a little bit of something cool and stony about it, which can remind you (with a little bit of imagination) of the stone courtyards of temples.
A test can be worthwhile, but is not an absolute must. And now I come to the end and wish you, as usual, a nice evening :)