Dirty Velvet 2016

Dirty Velvet by Vilhelm Parfumerie
Bottle Design Pierre Dinand
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Dirty Velvet is a popular perfume by Vilhelm Parfumerie for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is green-woody. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesHoney pomelo
Heart Notes Heart NotesTobacco leaf, Fig
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Salt, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (26 Ratings)

Longevity

7.6 (25 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (24 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (29 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 03.08.2020.
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8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
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Top Review    14  
The itch of sensuality
Just as I basically needed my time for Vilhelm, "Dirty Velvet" came to late bloom for me. I started with "Morning Chess", which accompanied me over one spring morning and independent of its alleged relationship to the one who must not be named. This affection did not last long, because "Morning Chess" and the other fragrances released in the following years always turned out to be too indecisive and at the same time inevitably obtrusive after a short period of enthusiasm; mist in the bottle. For me, the Vilhelm fragrances are united by the nebulousness that lurks behind every bend in the road from head to heart and which one would like to attribute to the house's authoritative perfumer, who is also responsible for fragrances at Byredo that completely elude my nose. Looked again and Augustine is right.

I don't need to repeat the (marketing) story about this fragrance that my prescriber has already told me: Anyone who, like me, doesn't usually hang around Parisian hotels will hardly be able to follow this story anyway. However, anyone who has been allowed to find himself backstage in the theatres of this republic, especially in the small, narrow city and off-stages, knows them, the velvet curtains chiselled into the cliché and the corners: 30 years of dust, powder make-up and spotlight heat gave these curtains their texture as well as the smell that could be meant here. They sometimes crackle when air is let back into the rooms after the summer holidays and devour every secret they encounter.

"Dirty Velvet" knows the lust and abysses of these secrets of both sexes. "Hypnotic Poison" has come of age, but the high heels still fit. Its wearer has now understood that sneakers were once called sneakers. Perhaps one day he will reach for Tom Ford, "Beau de Jour" perhaps, or "Plum japonais", and be haunted by memory like Richard III: This morning, after a night of drinking and failed flirtation, running home shivering because it wasn't summer yet and the choice of clothes, like everything last night, was too optimistic. The old man got up with the blackbirds again and lit a cigarette on the balcony, his wife had sparingly poured bark mulch into the bed the day before yesterday. The last tequila still tastes like it, poison is wafting up from her sleeve, she was sitting two tables away and only briefly they had touched each other on the way to the toilet.

It's a little volatile in Dirty Velvet. After about three hours, the spook is over and the dust creeps back into the velvet curtains, where you can cuddle up close but still keep on cuddling until morning. But until then a big performance!
"Dirty Velvet" is not a special scent and no one to justify its high price. Nevertheless, it gives the often one-dimensional fig, which here is peculiarly present as well as pleasantly discreet, and elsewhere is either in the shadows or herbaceous and sticky-sweetly pushed into the limelight, the right companions. I have never been a fan of the fig until today, but this extraordinary ensemble performance deserves applause and will bring me many sensual nights.
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Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
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Top Review    17  
Personal perception
I quote here once the idea giver of the smell:

"Deep red velvet with a sensual feel; in the air there is a beguiling, intoxicating scent. Dim light in the corridors, wallpaper with luxuriant flower ornaments between the massive black doors ... the atmosphere in my favourite Parisian hotel still awakens the same thrill in me today as it did when I first took up a position on my own at the age of 21. Dirty Velvet interprets this ambience with his composition of tobacco leaves, vetiver, salt and sandalwood. A fragrance that stimulates, that has a subliminal dangerous effect - and is absolutely irresistible." - Jan Vilhelm Ahlgren

Interesting.
Just like the scent.
Are we all one?
Or not?

When you read the description you think - because of the dark red velvet - actually rather of a dosshouse. Somewhat dusty perhaps and with the scent of wickedness.

My nose, however, says that we are dealing here with a complex green-brown scent. The start with the bitter but not sour Pomelo in combination with an almost poisonous green fig note is brilliant. This refreshes and cleans the nose for the other olfactory pleasures that will come. For me the fragrance now - after the strong top note - becomes much softer through the sweet tobacco which, mixed with the still fresh fig, grows together to a new fragrance. Now it changes from blue to dried light brown fig without its exuberant sweetness ... probably the tobacco tastes a bit astringent here with its mostly astringent appearance. Something different, I haven't smelled that note yet. Dried fig .. I don't even know in oriental scents. Now a noble nappa leather is added, sandalwood rounds off and after a while it becomes slightly salty-green with the vetiver. This mix results in a beautiful base note, but in between the poisonous green notes of the top note flash up every now and then and loosen the somewhat serious impression.

For me, the scent is now very close, is more perceptible on the clothes and blows around you discreetly with every movement. An exciting - rather masculine - fragrance (which of course can also be worn by the ladies), unusual in its ingredients and pleasant to wear.

It does not trigger head cinema for me - I am certainly blocked by Vilhelm's description - but that doesn't matter. Here at Parfumo we have a lot of perfumes that are full of fantasy. Maybe one of you will get this scent under your nose and feel the urge to write another comment. I am curious to see how the personal perception is there then.
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