Din Dan by Lostmarc'h

Din Dan

07.01.2022 - 11:39 AM

Soft around the edges, a summer dream

This used to be my signature scent when I was in my late teens. Then the entire line disappeared for a few years, but apparently it's back. I tried to find a dupe in the meantime, without success:

L'Occitane's Verveine is much sweeter and sharper. After one spray I feel like I can taste it. Din-Dan has a much softer opening, and the peach blossom note rounds things out so that it doesn't attack the nose so much.
Carthusia's Mediterraneo is more bitter in comparison, less friendly. Although both it and Din-Dan are realistic lemon scents, Mediterraneo doesn't have the same dreamy, gauzy quality as Din-Dan.
Goutal's Eau d'Hadrien (I tried both EDP and EDT) has lemon with cypress, aldehydes and a touch of heavy florals instead of the peach blossom in Din-Dan. It's also sharp and can get cloying and sweet over time.

Compared to these alternatives, Din-Dan seems to float. On a bad day I do get a harsh edge reminiscent of disinfectants for an hour or so, but usually it softens, and most of the time it's absent altogether. I wouldn't say it's the freshest scent in the world, although it definitely leaves a clean impression. It doesn't smell soapy or green, acidic or overly sweet. It lasted six hours on me, and I did receive some compliments. I found it quite romantic, actually. It's like the scent of a summer dream.
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