Friday, April 11, 2008


Call me crazy, but in a pinch, MAC MV2 can be a stand-in for Serge Lutens Daim Blond. No, it's not a high end perfume like Serge Lutens by any stretch, and it has no soft fruity element in it, but it shares some compositional elements with Daim Blond, such as a spicy floral accord (lavender) blended with a dusty, woody-vanillic base, almost suede-like and a bit chocolatey. I once compared it to Guerlain Jicky because of the interesting lavender-vanilla combination, but because of the heavyish dusty base, I think it's more like Daim Blond overall. OK, so maybe it won't come close to either one, but the little 20ml spray might be worth investigating. It's got a pretty nice scent of its own.

Notes on Cool, calm, and classic. Vanilla teased with lemon, melted with lavender creme, and then given a warming shot of vanilla bourbon mixed with vanilla mousse and heliotrope.