Dryad

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Briar rose, pine sap, jasmine & reseda on a soft bed of ambery moss.

Briar rose, pine sap, jasmine & reseda on a soft bed of ambery moss.

Read more about Chypre below!

Artwork: Dryad, Yarnell Abbott.

This scent in all its versions is vegan.

Scentscape

To anoint the body & hair or used for ritual practice.

Skin-safe, it can be used as a personal perfume or to anoint objects.
It can stain light-coloured surfaces or fabrics, test before use.

Dryad & the Chypre genre

Dryad is a floral-Chypre scent. Chypre is a classical genre in perfumery with a very long history. These perfumes are deep and enigmatic: dry, woody and mossy – the central accord traditionally built around oakmoss, bergamot, patchouli and cistus labdanum resin.

Dryad is a rose-centered composition, with a modified Chypre effect at its heart, the accord built around treemoss, bergamot with lemon, and cistus labdanum absolute extracted from the leafy twigs. Read more about treemoss and cistus absolute in Faun‘s page, the sibling scent to Dryad – both scents have many ingredients in common, and yet a very different character.

The green, sappy facets of rose are enhanced with a woody-fresh pine accord. The juicy touch is enhanced with a fruity musk accord, tolu and benzoin resins contribute their balsamic facets; & jasmine + reseda add complexity to the floral heart.

Ingredients

-Oil Based Scentscape-

Ingredients: Triethyl Citrate*, Parfum (fragrance), Limonene**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**, Hydroxycitronellal, Citral**, Eugenol, Evernia furfuracea (Treemoss) extract**, Cinnamyl Alcohol**, Farnesol, Cinnamates**, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl salycilate, Alpha-iso-Methylionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Coumarin.

-EDP Scentscape-

Ingredients: Alcohol, Parfum (fragrance), Triethyl Citrate*, Aqua (water), Limonene**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Citronellol**, Hydroxycitronellal, Citral**, Eugenol, Evernia furfuracea (Treemoss) extract**, Cinnamyl Alcohol**, Farnesol, Cinnamates**, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl salycilate, Alpha-iso-Methylionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Coumarin.

*Triethyl Citrate (TEC) is an organic ester of citric acid, non- toxic and readily biodegradable.
**Present totally or partially as a naturally occurring component of an ingredient.

The ingredients listed after “Parfum” are the potential allergens contained within the perfume blend (for example, some of the components of an essential oil) which must be listed according to regulations. This is provided to inform particularly sensitive or allergic individuals.

Reviews

  1. Basenotes reviewer gimmegreen

    I get on with almost the entire spectrum of perfumery incarnations of roses because no matter how tempestuous or stormy their expression there is still something that signals a core of comfort. Thus, boozy roses, or carnal Mata Hari patchouli-drenched roses, or angry thorns-and-all furies (Une Rose I’m looking at you) – no problemo. Dewy fresh, zapped by citrus or shiso, jammy and syrupy, smoked out or spiced up, it really doesn’t matter as long as the essential rosiness reveals itself. It’s only when roses are stretched beyond their natural range – metallic or icy ozonic renditions – that often I stroke my chin and give them a miss (but not without first trying them out of curiosity). Occasionally I’ll tire of a too innocent and fresh offering (I gave away my bottle of MFK’s À La Rose as it had nothing left to show me), but the initial emotion is always fondness.

    The sweetest of sweet spots for me is hit by roses with a greenish herbal aspect (I’m still hunting for the perfect rose-artemisia pairing) and by those with a woody backing (cedar, sandal, oud, it matters not, they all exert a siren lure). So, Dryad, this sweet-tempered forest spirit calls to me with its bracing pine-ringed opening which transitions in the drydown to a more silken, woody aspect reminiscent of sandal with a light waft of incense. The green impression stays, but it’s a friend waving at a distance. The rose at the centre of Dryad is forthright and honest, the requisite sweetness is there but without any cloying concentration, and it is brightened by a perfectly controlled rose geranium aspect. That control is needed as the geranium and rose pairing can flash postbox red and whack the wearer on the head (if indeed geranium has been used here rather than a rose material that carries a suggestion of it in its profile). The delicacy and clarity of the composition is so enjoyable, it’s a gentle embrace and perfect for frequent use.

  2. Pieta

    This is a fun one. I tried the EDP and all I could smell was pine – I wasn’t a fan. But then Mer put the perfume oil in my bag, and that version of scent is so different on me! On my skin, it’s a lovely, balanced, earthy and green rose scent. I love it!

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