L'Artisan Fragrances • Dzing • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Dzing is like Slipping on a Skintight Leather Catsuit
The Leather note of Dzing give off a Fluid and Supple
wetness like Second Skin, I detect a good amound of Civet which is missing in the note Pyramid Giving it
a Dirty Animalistic Edge,
As Dzing Dries Patches of Musk comes Steeping though
the Crevises of Wild Ox Assaulting your senses into
Primal and Unhibited Territory Pure and Unadulterated,
Incense seems to be Overshadowed or Upstaged by the Leather Note, but Supports it's self
by being a Mysterious and Esoteric Underpining of Dzing!
Rarely Fragrances Conjors me to a sense of Metal Masturbation Dzing happens to be the only one,
I Whoud describe Dzing! As a Monk with Sexual Distractions His Represed Fantasy of an Image of a
Woman in a Skintight
Black Leather Cat Suit Her throne is a Glossy Black
as she reclines
he can hear the Crinkle of the Leather as he get aroused as he Slowly Carresses her thighs and she
slowly leans over gentily kisses him then he's Awoken
Dzing Is Sprituality and Sex
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Green
It's sad to admit it, but I originally bought this scent to seduce a guy who worked as a thoroughbred trainer--I bought into the promise of barnyard smells and hoped it would subliminally attract him to me. Ha! I digress... The man is long gone, but this perfume is the single cosmetic item that I have been most loyal to--seven years and counting. I am on my third 150 ml bottle. This scent is an experience. Don't let the animal connotations put you off, but do take note--there is nothing flowery,powdery, or recognizably feminine about this scent. Dzing is truly androgynous and all the sexier for it. I think the barnyard comparisons are the result of high suggestibility and romantic thinking on behalf of the wearer. Dzing is a perfectly balanced blend of vanillin (the straight dope extract--not the B&BW variety), suede, and the softest musk. On me, this is a skin scent that lingers close to the body. Dzing is a reference perfume and although it is a work of art, it does not take itself too seriously to be worn with blue jeans and a well worn t-shirt. If I were allowed only one cosmetic, this would be it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Dzing to me is smoke, leather, straw with some vanilla and animalic smells hiding in the back and peeping occasionally. very unique, very potent, very sexy and beautifully done with remarkable staying power.
(gets 4.5 points b/c it's too BIG a perfume for me but still can appreciate it)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Ok... I only sampled this, but so far I think I could buy a bottle. I avoided this fragrance because I thought it had a stupid name and I never cared about circuses. The notes didn't sound that interesting either.
I. Was. Wrong.
This is really very beautiful, a true leathery vanilla that doesn't *try* too hard to be leather or vanilla. Dzing is loaded with resinous notes, and I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't truly either leather or vanilla, but rather replicates the feel of these things with plenty of benzoin and musk to keep the whole thing feeling mysterious.
I'm really in love, and almost not interested in trying any other samples. This is basically a much richer and more visceral version of Bulgari Black to me. Black continues to be one of my favorite scents. Dzing starts out with a sort of classic dry amber scent that reminds me a little of Regina Harris. I definitely get some kind of hay or coumarin note. Tons of benzoin. Then it's sweet musky suede all the way. Somehow this fragrance starts of dry and ends up damp. It will be hard for any other scent to beat this one for this fall I think.
Edit: On second thought I'm taking one lippie off for the short lifespan.I wish this would last for hours and hours! Arrrrrgh....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
To me it smells a little like Bvlgari Black, but I like the vanilla better in Dzing! It is weird, so may take a few tries to take to it, but it smells very good. A quirky smell with a funny name. I love the idea and I am so glad I got a full bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Dzing! is a highly addictive scent that deserves its cult status, there is nothing linear or artificial about the way it smells, it is rich and organic, potent, without being heavy. Reminds me more of an old movie theater (popcorn, caramel, crushed velvet, old leather armchairs) than the circus.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm staggered I've never reviewed this - since discovering it last year it's completely changed the way I see fragrance.
It's like nothing else you'll have tried - yes, it first smells like hay and animals, but the drydown....it's a gorgeous comforting vanilla that makes you feel safe and warm.
The hay and animals fascinate me - it's not for everyone, but who wants their fragrances to smell generic? I can't believe they managed to bottle such a unique scent - I've no idea how they did it.
I love plenty of other scents too - but every time I put this on after a gap of a week or two, I am always struck by how evocative this is, and how stunningly different to anything else I own.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
In the small Lucky Scent vial I first received, I picked up all the candy-corn and leather notes; however in this larger spray sample from TPC I am getting a huge amount of vanilla. Nothing wrong with that; however, this could pass for Lea St. Barth easily (vanilla musky pleasant thing). My main gripe is Dzing's, and most L'Artisan fragrances' , lack of staying power, especially given the price point.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
When this scent first entered our house, it was purchased by DH and he loved it. I thought it smelled like cardboard and cotton candy; intriguing, but not sexy. I've spritzed it on here and there blended with other scents for depth and it smelled phenomenal on our Pomeranian. Well, we've got 25% of the 100ml bottle left, and last week I spritzed it on casually and went to the movies. In the movie theater, I thought what's that great smell and realized it was ME. It used to smell just too powdery for me, but over the years it seems my body chemistry has changed (post kid) and now I get leather, specifically, very good leather such as that of a new Balenciaga moto bag (I love). It's not the scent (although the bottle is 4 yrs old) because my DH says it still smells the same on him. I am now obsessed with it and am purchasing the 3.4 oz bottle.
I love L'Artisan scents - they aren't the most long lasting scents but they are really in the traditional of perfume (relying heavily on the ingredients which are expensive and natural), and they have some very unique scents in their stable.
I think it'll be different on every person (like every scent right?) but in itself it's a very unique scent by a parfumeur who has a cult-like following; very unusual scents. Whether you'll like it or want to wear it is another matter.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Dzing! Where to start? This just makes me so happy. It might not smell the way a circus used to smell, but from first sniff it became *the* reference smell and all circuses must forever smell like Dzing! Yes, this eau de toilette has somehow changed the course of the universe for time eternal. I know I'm rambling, but it's inevitable. The emotions! The visuals! I'm allready breathless. I can't speak or write. It just fires up my imagination like some sort of wonderful new "salvation drug". The actual smell is quite polite and friendly. There's a big dose of sawdust (iso-e super), leathery saffron (a gorgeous aroma-chemical called safraleine), soft candy-like notes of vanilla, ethyl maltol and the warm hay-note of coumarin. I have one tiny problem with Dzing! The ecstasy fades in about an hour. It still smells great, but that adventurous rush that just boggles your mind has gone. But still, five lipsticks in heaven for Dzing! No other perfume sparks my imagination like this. Even if you'll hate it, you *have* to try it. You gotta have the experience. Avez-vous l'expèrience?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Dark, Cool Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have to laugh everytime I smell this fragrance because it is really a big joke and a wink to the perfume-loving population. Yes, its meant to be funny that someone would try to capture the smell of the circus in a bottle, like a magic trick, and it really does smell like a circus. Unfortunately, my chemistry amplifies all the animalic and cedar-y elements of this fragrance and it ends up smelling like an barn where someone sprayed an 80's cologne to cover the scent. I know that on other people, they get the caramel apples and crackerjack, which sounds great, unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I will say that I like to smell it though, its oddly comforting, I just wouldn't wear it out in public.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: rose, orris, and daffodil; ginger, cinnamon, and saffron; castoreum, Peru balsam, benzoin, and musk.
This fragrance opens with an unusual accord that reminds me of a horse stable. It is sweet and animalistic, but undoubtedly vegetal/spicy in its nature. The notes I discern the most are saffron and rose. As the fragrance progresses, the animalistic accord temporarily veers towards a vanilla plasticine accord. Thankfully that detour does not last long and the fragrance dries down to a warm skin-like accord. Lasts for about 4 hours on my skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is more of an essay than a review -- I liked reading the stories of others who have strong feelings about this fragrance, and thought they might enjoy mine in return.
I found Dzing! a few years ago, before I'd heard anything about it. I didn't wear fragrance at the time -- I often feel attacked by the clouds of horror surrounding certain women in elevators, so I thought I hated "perfume." Nonetheless, when I ended up with a pile of samples after a shopping trip with my sister, I gave them a try. Most were fruity-sweet-chemical blends that seemed like variations on the same unpleasant theme. Then I met Dzing. (!)
First thought: Wow, this is the actual body scent of a woman who is smarter, sexier and cooler than I am. Or maybe it's the scent of her pet tiger, who wears an Hermes collar, sleeps in her bed, and (possibly) eats her ex-boyfriends.
Second thought: I want to be her. I will buy her scent and wear it in the privacy of my home while I plot my strategy to have her life.
So I did. Years later, this is my daily fragrance, and I wear it everywhere. Did I become that other woman? Sort of. To my surprise, we met halfway. The perfume inspired me to be bolder with my clothes, opinions and life choices. And along the way, it somehow mellowed to become the scent of my own skin. The overall result has been very much like a circus. Enjoyable chaos, sweet treats, and a few hair-raising thrills. No tiger yet, but anything is possible...
I do get the burnt rubber/plastic topnote, which lasts about 5 minutes on me. I wouldn't want to smell like that all day, but the first burst is great in the morning -- makes me feel as if I'm leaving tire tracks in the house as I screech out of there. It melts down to a warm, sweet, carnal smell that is only noticeable right against the skin. Those who have been there to notice it have liked it too. ;-)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Yep leather and dung, then after an hour or so some slight sweetish vanilla comes out, but whatever, I don't wanna smell like this ever!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
UPDATE: well the longer I wore this, the worse it smelled. I almost gagged. had to wash it off. I made my husband try it and he said the same thing - after half an hour it smells like poop. mixed with sweat and straw and staleness. icckkk!
well, I'll give this points for creativity and accuracy but boy does it stink. It DOES smell like hay, leather saddles, sweat and circus animals, but who wants to smell like that? there is a little sweet candy thrown in for good measure, but it can't take away the smell of dirty circus animals (elephants?) in a cage of wet straw, with a good dose of sweaty leather. I am amazed that they could copy this smell so accurately, wow! demonstrates fragrance is an art form. but WHY would I want to smell like a stinky circus animal? puzzles me!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Another fascinating one by Olivia Giacobetti (the perfumer), and I give her full marks for artistry! Definitely says "circus" to my nose. I was practically humming trapeze music when I first put it on. Hay, animals, leather, sweet snacks... In the drydown I sense more the salty-caramel-corn side than the animal side, but the leather's still hanging out back there. Never ugly on me, and I didn't feel any need to wash it off, though I could see calling it "dirty." Mostly I'm impressed at what an experience she packed into that bottle. How'd she do that?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't understand all the negativity surrounding this wondrous scent.
Dzing! is beautiful and I don't find it strange or ugly at all.
On me Dzing! turns into a comforting skin scent of sweet and lightly spiced leather, I can douse myself in it and it never overpowers.
Even my daughters who are 16, 14, 12 and 6 can smell the beauty in this fragrance and their opinion is obviously more mature than some of these comments. It isn't mainstream dreck which is maybe why people think it's unusual. Discovering Dzing! was a pleasure for my senses and hope to have it always.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Oh my goodness. Yuck. YUCK. Interesting, yes. I'm a big floral girl, so to me this smells like...I don't know, like the tunnel in the train station early in the a.m. after a nightful of vagrants have relieved themselves on the walls....Just yuck. I wanted to take another shower, to scrub the skin on my wrists off.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I was prepared to hate this, because I am generally a citrus lover and all about freshness - but surprisingly, I found this quite interesting at first. I got the hay and the circus animals, I got the candied apples, I got leather and rubber. It`s a really well done and fascinating scent - or rather it was, until someting really awful happened on me in the drydown. It literally started smelling like feces! To the extent that, while I was sitting at work with a colleague for the second half of the day, I was constantly thinking "Has she passed gas again?" Until I realized "Oh my God, that's my perfume!" Not a good thing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
though this frag isn't something I could even call a ''feminine fragrance'', I do really admire the creators and the nose..
such a complex and unique scent, that I just cannot wear...
first-it starts with some flowery note and I really hoped this is giong to work for me..
but then, oh THEN- it started to smell soooo bad!leather, horse sht,hay,sweat,poo,old people (sorry but that is my opinion)...
heavy,masculine,stale and unpleasant...
unique, I admire men and women who can wear this entity...I just can't!!