Daim blond (2004)

Daim blond by Serge Lutens
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Daim blond is a perfume by Serge Lutens for women and men and was released in 2004. The scent is leathery-spicy. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.

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Fragrance Notes

Almond, Suede

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Scent

7.5 (281 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (196 Ratings)

Sillage

6.3 (181 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (186 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 11.05.2019
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DonJuanDeCat

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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
Very helpful Review    10
Who also has to think of chocolate?
"Daim" in French means suede. But I would never have thought of it if I hadn't looked it up or looked at Parfumo here. Because something completely different occurred to me! Namely the chocolate brand Daim, of which there are some versions in the meantime.

Hmmm... chocolate... some of you have been moaning about me here, because sometimes I would contribute with my comments to the fact that the water in your mouth also runs together and then you could not control yourselves any more, so that you stuff yourselves afterwards also with sweet stuff, mu ha ha ha, so you are all also real sweet cats (... Cats!!!! :DDD).

Well, now it's suede, I hope the scent isn't too overwhelming in the heat, phew...!

The fragrance:
I smell a little leather and powdery iris at the beginning. The iris makes the scent softer, which also makes the suede smell quite soft. The fruity apricots give you a moderate but nice sweetness. The cardamom is quite strong at the beginning, which I personally like less. This makes the fragrance appear heavier and spicier. However, the cardamom gets weaker and weaker as the scent progresses and eventually radiates from the background, so that I soon don't find it so disturbing anymore.
A little later, the fragrance continues to smell soft leathery, with the leather initially smelling a little stronger, but then weakening again (well, because the fragrance generally weakens). The fruity-sweet notes also remain and smell quite nice. And, uh... that's about it, by and large.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is moderate and can therefore only be smelled at close range. Soon it becomes even weaker, so that others would have to get even closer if they wanted to perceive anything at all.
The shelf life is longer than ten hours, but it seems to be much shorter, because it becomes very weak with time.

The bottle:
The bottle is rectangular, high and thin. It is of high quality, lies well in the hand and looks quite nice for its simple design. On the front a rectangular label with name and logo can be seen, whereas on the newer Serge Lutens flacons the label is black and occupies almost the entire front. I think it is the case that if you don't screw on the spray head, you can put a round, black lid on top of the bottle, otherwise the lid is high and cylindrical. Like I said, a nice bottle.

Well, I think Daim Blond is a great fragrance because it's quite beautiful (even if I personally shouldn't be a leather fan,... and that although Batman has a leather mask and leather cape... argh, that's just by the way from your everyday nerd here, he he :D), but the fragrance isn't so great that it's worth the high price of a Serge Lutens fragrance (for me), but everyone has to know for themselves. It is not a special fragrance, but not soo 0815 either. Just try it out for yourself.

It smells quite autumnal to me, but I think it will hardly disturb me on warmer days because of its weak charisma. If it were a little stronger, I would say that you could also use it for going out, but it's a nice everyday scent.

Yeah, so you can try it sometime!

And to all those who want to moan at me again because of my Daim chocolate comparison, because I make them eat more than they like, I can only say to them: I don't care! Ssh! :DD

Chocolate
Chocolate
Chocolate
Lecker
Lecker
Lecker

Hey he he!!!
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K1

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K1
K1
Helpful Review    3
Powdery suede - lactonic - musk
Every single perfume of this house gives me the impression of Serge Lutens directs his perfumes to be made of his diary. For being amused with dozens of craps in so-called niche perfumes I was awkwardly away to give this genuine leather a go on my skin.

Initiates with tender creamy saltiness that promises of a suede softer than silk. A fresh green yet juicy apricot brings lactonic aura to this sweet sour leathery vibe like a thin film of gold over tanned skin. In a way it gives me the same mood of Jeux de Peau in a more common and standard way. The base is ornamented and strengthen by a fluent accent of musk.
Impressive feminine scent, bold and distinctive, not an ordinary stuff and sort of sexy skin-loving smell.
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Ysbrand

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Ysbrand
Ysbrand
Helpful Review    6
A prince charming
Daim Blond is a handsome take on leather (or suede, for the case)

If this note can be dusky, conservative and grave, reminiscent of old money, luxury and death, in this Serge Lutens creation is still highly refined but young, gentle and spring-like.

The impression of a soft, flexible suede is succesfully achieved with the addition of a creamy orris and powdery musk to the leather accord. This velvety suede is illuminated with the sunny notes listed: sweet, green cardamom and the lush, tad disturbing sweetness of hawthorn flowers. Then the little almond that lies within the apricot pits gives off a very interesting both bitter and fruity nuance to Daim Blond. Apricot kernels remind to bitter almonds indeed. You have this in here, but also a pungent unripe apricot (the fruit) up to a point you imagine the fuzzy skin of the apricot and the elastic suede are so mingled they become the same thing, a bright yellow suede.

The almost liquor-y fruitiness can be overpowering when we reach the drydown (as i see others have noticed too!) once the bitter and leathery notes have lost their ability to balance the sweetness of the persistent blackberry-like musk. Luckily this happens after several hours, most of the times I only notice it the day after.

Overall Daim Blond triumphs at being carefree whithout loosing its gracious manners and aristocratic nature. A blond, smiling prince.
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jtd

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jtd
jtd
Very helpful Review    8
Persuade me
I love leather perfumes, but apparently don't understand the leather note. The 'leather' note in perfumery doesn't have any relationship to leather for me. Not in Bandit. Not in Rien. Not in Knize Ten. I have a layperson's understanding of the the components, the aromachemicals used in leather perfumes. I even understand the taxonomy and historical role of leather scents in perfumery. It's just that 'leather' doesn't smell like leather to me. Do you think the 'leather' from the start of the 20th century was the 'aquatic' of the end of the century? Was it just marketing of the aromachemicals that that were coming into play at the time?

Given this blind spot in my nose, the perfume that differentiates suede from leather should leave me confused. But I love Daim Blond. It is distinguished and identifiable, but swings through my mind triggering all sorts of associations. A less jammy Robert Piguet Visa (contemporary version.) Sharp and cold like Chanel 19. Powdery-fine like PG Cuir d'Iris. It also fits perfectly into the Lutens line. What Bois de Violette does to its predecessor Feminite du Bois, Daim Blond does to Arabie. Less dense, more crystalline, higher-pitched.

So I forget leather and remember the chilled, sweet cardamom dessert broth my boyfriend and I used to love at a favorite restaurant 20 years ago. Daim Blond's cold, precise spiciness keeps the fruitiness on a short leash. It balances sharpness and powdery sweetness through drydown.
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Lola82

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Lola82
Lola82
Helpful Review    3
Hot Rods and Leather,
This Gives out a vibe of a Black and white Movie circa 1958. Bad boy Tommy of the Tomcats wearing his Black Suade shoes trimed with scarlet from the front to the back. it's a hot July 4th so he takes off his black Leather Jacket
hangs on a chair grabs his Tools and
works on his Harley Davidson. And sweat pouring from his forehead making his jet black hair fashioned into a quiff
like the popular rockstars of the day. like a moptop but he doesn't care Tight Blue Jeans Cigarette and a pair of Sunglasses like the ones from the warden in Cool hand Luke.
all he has in his mind is the Girl
he wants to go to the 4th of July Dance Her name Is Lola; Lola is a blonde from a Respectable Family Parents Educated Father Lawyer Mother An R.N Nurse and lived in a well to do home the Polor opposite from Tommy's so at night after
he fixed his motocycle he droved though
Lola's Neibourhood Knowing her Parents didn't approve of her dating tommy so
she sneeked out from her window and wears a Tight Daring red Dress with Red
Steletto's and she got on his motocycle
and they drove to the Dance.

The Music was Blasting with songs Featuring Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of fire Little Richard Trutti Frutti
Elvis Presley Of Corse the King
Jailhouse Rock. A Lot of goodies that ther parents didn't Approve of.
and then all the Sudden A Boy cuts in
and danced with Lola And In a Drunkin
Ludeness Said you had a Nice Ass
and And Tommy Wasn't so happy about that so he punched him in the face.
and the opponent got out a Switchblade
and the tone changed and Tommy Grabed a
Pole and the fight Begin The swiftness
of the knife almost sliced him and Tommy
Swinged his Poll And Coulden't Touched the Oppinent and everyboby was chearing
and screaming in horror at the same time
And when Tommy Was Cought Offgard he Stabed him with his knife. and the screams Ring From the garden and one Boy Ran and called the Police and the siren Ringed the police Broke up the Fight And Tommy And The Advasary to put into Police Cars And sent to the Hostiptal and then the police station
the next day the parents from the two
Lovers came for the sentancing Tommy and his Advasary went to Juvanile Hall. A Bad Boy from the wild Side

If you want a Fragrance to Bring out your Inner Rebel This is It.
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Lexa 2 years ago
Apricots and fine leather.Beautiful fragrance,absolutelly damaged after reformulation.If you are lucky and get an older version,worths it.+2

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