Osmanthus is often incorporated into perfumes as an ensemble player in a floral heart, but finally, we get to smell it on its own--and it was worth the search. Osmanthus has a creamy, airy, floral sweetness that smells of warm apricot and peach on a spring afternoon. It's a tiny flower with a delicate scent, and Soliflore Osmanthus from Dame Perfumery shows us that it deserves solo billing.
Dame Perfumery Scottsdale is the creation of Jeffrey Dame, a veteran of the fragrance industry. He collaborates on the project with his son, Cullen, a budding scent aficionado and artist, with whom he has built a new line of modern American perfumes.