Dryad by Papillon Artisan Perfumes
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Dryad is a popular perfume by Papillon Artisan Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is chypre-green. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Liz Moores

Fragrance Notes

Bitter orangeBitter orange
CitronCitron
ApricotApricot
BergamotBergamot
TarragonTarragon
ThymeThyme
Star aniseStar anise
GeraniumGeranium
NarcissusNarcissus
JonquilJonquil
OakmossOakmoss
Turkish roseTurkish rose
IrisIris
Orange blossomOrange blossom
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
CostusCostus
CastoreumCastoreum
CivetCivet
GalbanumGalbanum
LavenderLavender
Clary sageClary sage
Liatris spicata absoluteLiatris spicata absolute
VetiverVetiver
TobaccoTobacco
Woodland®
StyraxStyrax
IononeIonone
Peru balsamPeru balsam
BenzoinBenzoin
LabdanumLabdanum

Ratings

Scent

8.270 Ratings

Longevity

7.960 Ratings

Sillage

7.362 Ratings

Bottle

7.952 Ratings

Value for money

7.211 Ratings
Submitted by Cassandra, last update on 19.08.2021.
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8
Scent
10
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Drseid

797 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    3  
Resurrecting The Green Chypre...
Dryad opens with a slightly sweet, fruity floral orange blossom and apricot focal tandem with underlying smooth orange fruit support before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart woody green cedrat melds into the orange lingering from the open, as hay-like herbal deertongue joins green spicy, woody galbanum and mild woody vetiver in support. During the late dry-down the composition completely shifts to a mossy (likely oakmoss and tree moss derived) green late dry-down with little remaining of the previous notes through the finish. Projection is average and longevity outstanding at well over 15 hours on skin.

Dryad smells fantastic. As soon as one applies the perfume on skin a gorgeous orange blossom emerges that quickly morphs into an equally appealing vetiver and galbanum enhanced spicy-woody heart. Quite frankly, this profile I expected to continue through the late dry-down, but the perfume rather surprisingly shifts gears completely, morphing into an equally appealing but all together different mossy-green focal late dry-down that lingers for hours and hours. The mossy-green dry-down definitely contains some oakmoss within, but its smooth facet and seemingly endless duration leads this writer to believe the oakmoss is heavily infused by tree moss. Another possibility is this is a tremendous implementation of the IFRA compliant low atranol oakmoss that has proved unimpressive in so many other compositions. However the perfumer achieved the highly appealing mossy-green base, it is it be commended. The bottom line is the $186 per 50ml bottle Dryad is a fine example of a modern day green chypre that gets just about everything right, earning it an "excellent" 4 stars out of 5 rating, and a strong recommendation to all.
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Serenissima
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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review    20  
I'd be Little Red Riding Hood,
...I would seriously consider immersing myself in this dark abundance alone. Even at the risk of grandmother having to do without cake and wine. (Surely she has some supplies in her cottage.)
Or else: I would immediately secure the wolf as a kind of bodyguard - a new dream team: Little Red Riding Hood and Lupo!
That might do it!

"Dryad" is dark - dark and mysteriously tempting!
Old mossy oaks exude their typical fragrance from their foliage: astringent and not only a little reminiscent of decay. The huge trunks with the cracked bark additionally spread a strong wood aroma.
Vetiver's earthy character conveys even more depth; despite the oaks dominating everything, the impression of dense undergrowth emerges, enclosing this scent path. Along with moist leaves that rustle under each step.
There is certainly more living under this one than just a hedgehog family seeking shelter.
(But do we really want to know more?)
Already at the beginning of the acquaintance with "Dryad" a spice outweighs, which is certainly not everyone's thing.
The aromatic herbs thyme, tarragon and clary sage alone contribute a fragrant power.
The bright, fruity freshness of both citrus fruits and the sweetness of the apricot are then needed to make friends with the previous fragrance composition.
Even star anise brings a little brightness (even if it scratches me a little again), before - after a large fragrant field of flowering lavender, framed by tobacco plants with already somewhat dried leaves - a hidden flower garden appears.
After this somewhat strict entrée I greet him with double joy!
There they are gathered, these purely female flowers: rose geranium (here harmonizing well with the kitchen herbs and dampening their strong spiciness a little).
An amazing abundance of roses and iris - both floral ladies proud, pampered by the sun and very fragrant intense.
The delicate, delicate magic of orange blossom adds warmth and cordiality to this secret scent: this scent is actually always welcome - especially here! This walk through the woods is good for a little tenderness!
A familiar glow now also appears on the scent horizon: Ylang-Ylang enters the stage! Bright lights, little life beings alike, now flickering through the creation - how I love this fragrance!
This light then leads into a true labyrinth of smoky resins: first I meet Labdanum of course - well, we've known each other for several years. That's probably why this first "Aha moment"!
But benzoin, galbanum and the vanilla-like sweetness of Styrax resin also greet intimately, along with so much that I don't see in detail.

There is a lot of liveliness in "Dryad": a rustling of the leaves, a rustling of the dry leaves and many small animals - animal addition to the dark magic. The clear knowledge: one being dies - another finds food! Here a circle closes!
And a whisper: a mysterious whisper, for which the dryads, the forest nymphs are probably responsible.
These "nymphs of the oaks" from Greek mythology lure here clearly.
Her peculiarly attractive beauty, always surrounded by light fog, seduces: the right way should be left and so the immersion into a world full of promises and secrets should be made easy.
The temptation to indulge in "Dryad", to get lost in this scent, too, is great!

It needs a lot of space, unfolds more and more over time (reminds me a little of a yeast dumpling that rises wonderfully under the warmth!), becomes more mysterious: finally a dark spicy chypre appears! An impressive grand finale!
Sure not everybody's darling, but still very, very interesting!

With "Dryad" I have not regretted making a detour deep into its magical forest, at the border between reality and dream, truth and lie, light and darkness.
This fragrance appeals to me clearly, even if I fear it a little at the same time.
Maybe I should get myself a faithful companion before I give myself to "Dryad" again?
Because I doubt that the dryads do not throw their nets at women, too!
They seem pretty possessive to me - just like this scent!
13 Replies
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Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
5
Bottle
Greenfaerie

79 Reviews
Greenfaerie
Greenfaerie
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Fairies and nature
I don't want to get overly technical with what I smell here. All I will say is that it's like a fairyland of green grass, yellow daffodils and white daisies, and has a vintage-like powdery quality about it. Wearing this makes me feel like a fairy princess.

Statements

DorothyGraceDorothyGrace 4 years ago
7
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
1st impression, a flurry of green herbs, touch apricot, then neroli/orange blossom/bitter orange persists finally a vanillic touch is added.

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