Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Dossier Fragrance Must-Haves for 2023

Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

Dossier makes high quality cruelty-free and vegan fragrances that are very luxurious, and yet quite affordable. Inspired by famous iconic perfumes, their permutations are equally compelling, but at a fraction of the price. Their elegant glass bottles are punctuated my thick metal caps with a magnetic closure, and everything about their fragrances embody high quality and high style.

As you know from my last review of Dossier fragrances (HERE), I think that this is a brand that everyone who loves perfume should know about.

Dossier's Mission:

Dossier was founded out of a desire to make premium fragrances accessible to everyone. As scent enthusiasts ourselves, it became impossible for us to turn a blind eye to the price markups traditionally seen in the industry. Whether it be marking up scents because of celebrity endorsement fees or pricey packaging, we realized perfumes were being sold for way more than they cost to make.

It’s time to say goodbye to feeling lost or left behind when it comes to experiencing premium fragrances and to welcome a new way to shop; your own. With Dossier, enjoying clean, ethically sourced, long-lasting, high-end perfume is within reach.

For those who feel overlooked by the industry, who are tired of fragrances being an investment, or who are curious about stepping into a new way of consuming perfumes, we can’t wait to take the journey with you.
Dossier Floral Jasmine ($39.00 for 1.7 oz. from Dossier): Inspired by Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge, Floral Jasmine is a luscious and intoxicatingly beautiful permutation, and interpretation, of Jasmine. For me, the Tom Ford fragrance has a intense syrupy thickness that can be a bit heavy and unrelenting, and therefore the Dossier's variant is preferable for my body chemistry. Jasmine Sambac is tempered by the Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage and Vanilla, and the end result is a warm and creamy floral with just a touch of spice. It is sublime, luxurious and thoroughly enveloping without being too heavy. 

According to Dossier,

Floral Jasmine (inspired by Tom Ford's Jasmin Rouge) unveils all the facets of Jamine Sambac, one of the most wonderful species of jasmine, native to tropical Asia. In this creation, the voluptuous aspects of this unique raw material - already a fragrance in and of itself - are highlighted with a spicy touch on the opening, a saturated floral heart, and a sensuous base.

Exuberant, natural, and self-indulgent, Floral Jasmine is THE scent for jasmine lovers, or for anyone willing to discover the scent of this beautiful flower at its best.
TOP NOTES (the first notes you smell): Neroli, Cardamom, Bergamot, Pepper
MIDDLE NOTES (the heart of the perfume): Jasmine Sambac, Ylang Ylang, Broom Flower
BASE NOTES (the notes that linger all day): Labdanum, Clary Sage, Vanilla

Concentration: 18%
Gender: Unisex
Vegan | Cruelty-free | Clean ingredients

Ingredients: Copahu Ess, Jasmine Abs, Madnarin Ess, Neroli Ess, Peru Res, Benzoin Res, Clary Sage Ess, Ylang Ess, Hedione, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalol, Exaltolide, Cis-3-Hexenyl Salicylate, Benzyl Acetate, Methyl Anthranilate, Velvione, Iso E Super, Hydroxycitronellal, Cashmeran, Cis-3-Hexenyl Benzoate, Linalyl Acetate, Phenylethyl Alcohol, Cetalox, Styrallyl Acetate, Aldehyde C18, Eugenol, Geraniol, Jasmonal H, Oranger Crystals, Dimethyl Anthranilate, Methyl Diantilis, Cinnamic Alcohol, Linalyl Isobutyrate, Aldehyde C14, Isojasmon, Vanilline, Citronellol. Vegan | Paraben & Phthalate-free | Colorant & UV Filter Free.
Dossier Powdery Hawthorn ($39.00 for 1.7 oz. from Dossier): Inspired By Tom Ford Metallique, Powdery Hawthorn opens up with a stunning citrus aroma, but as it dries down the vanilla adds a creamy and warm sensibility that rounds out the edges of the citrus. It is a fruity floral that has a chameleon complexity that enables it to undergo a stunning metamorphosis throughout the day.

According to Dossier,

Powdery Hawthorn (inspired by Tom Ford's Metallique) re-creates the powdery scent of ancient cosmetics and fragrances, blending flowers that are no longer common, like hawthorn and heliotrope. Paired with warm vanilla, balm, and Aldehydes (synthetic molecules discovered more than a century ago), this scent is energized with floral notes, adding a dazzling and metallic touch.

Luminous and surprising, like a second skin, Powdery Hawthorn is an incredible journey through time, revisiting a vintage fragrance structure with a futuristic metallic twist.

An indulging coalescence of floral saccharine and deep vanilla, the allure of the Tom Ford Metallique Eau de Parfum is akin to bathing in the falls of Skógafoss. Although sometimes marketed as a feminine fragrance, this is a unisex perfume that can be worn by both men and women. In fact, it packs a punch with gender-neutral richness and intoxicating appeal. It is a definitive take on bold veracity and fearlessness.

Opening with subtly light top notes of bergamot and metallic aldehydes, the scent revives your olfactories like a gust of fresh air. It then combines the depth and power of woody vanilla and creamy sandalwood into an aroma that unlocks your inner verve and vitality. The floral notes of white hawthorn and lily-of-the-valley also blend through seamlessly to create an intricately designed fusion of flowery woodland.
TOP NOTES (the first notes you smell): Aldehydes, Neroli, Orange Blossom
MIDDLE NOTES (the heart of the perfume): Hawthorn, Heliotrope Flower
BASE NOTES (the notes that linger all day): Vanilla, Ambrette, Peru Balsam

Concentration: 18%
Gender: Feminine
Vegan | Cruelty-free | Clean ingredients

Ingredients: Ambrette Ess, Pink Pepper Ess, Bergamot Ess, Mandarine Ess, Musk T, Galaxolide, Muscone, Florol, Helveltolide, Vanilline, Hedione, Exaltolide, Linalyl Acetate, Ethyl Maltol, Cetalox, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxycitronellal, Cyclamen Aldehyde, Jasmonal H, Anisic Aldehyde, Heliotropine Crystals, Coumarine. Vegan | Paraben & Phthalate-free | Colorant & UV Filter Free.
Dossier Ambery Sage ($49.00 for 1.7 oz. from Dossier): Inspired by Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous, this unisex scent is a leathery fragrance that has a warm undercurrent from the amber and vanilla, but a slight sharpness from the lavender, sage and bitter almond. The woodsy and leather notes, mixed with the herbal notes, create a very distinct and spicy aroma that is warm and enduring. It is a truly remarkable scent.

According to Dossier,

Ambery Sage (inspired by Tom Ford's Fucking Fabulous) is a deep textural fragrance, opening on a dense sage and bitter almond duet, quickly gaining momentum thanks to a reconstituted but extremely expressive leather accord, ennobled by orris roots. In the background, tonka bean and amber notes still warm this luscious composition.

Intoxicating, decadent, intense, Ambery Sage is the perfume of all excesses, without any compromise on the quality of raw materials.

TOP NOTES (the first notes you smell): Bitter Almond, Sage, Lavender
MIDDLE NOTES (the heart of the perfume): Leathery Notes, Orris, Vanilla
BASE NOTES (the notes that linger all day): Amber, Blond Woods, Tonka Bean

Concentration: 18%
Gender: Unisex
Vegan | Cruelty-free | Clean ingredients

Ingredients: Bitter Almond Ess, Amyris Ess, Pink Pepper CO2, Benzoin Res, Bergamot Ess, Chamomille Ess, Carrot Ess, Lemon Ess, Coriander Ess, Incense Ess, Tonka Bean Abs, Fir Balsam Abs, Lavender Abs, Lavandin Ess, Orange Ess, Patchouli Ess, Clary Sage Abs, Styrax Res, Timbersilk, Hedione, Ethyl Linalol, Musk T, Cashmeran, Bacdanol, Heliotropine, Linalyl Acetate, Gamma Methylionone, Canthoxal, Ambroxan, Anisic Aldehyde, Coumarine, Methyl Anthranilate, Vertofix, Isobutylquinolene, Orivone, Jasmonal H. Vegan | Paraben & Phthalate-free | Colorant & UV Filter Free.
Dossier Floral Rose ($39.00 for 1.7 oz. from Dossier): Inspired by Le Labo Rose 31, this is a beautiful interpretation of the iconic Le Labo scent. This fragrance opens up as a clear Rose, but don't be fooled into thinking that it is a typical rose scent. Instead, the incense, cedarwood, musk and amber create a rich and complex aroma that is punctuated by the rose. It boasts a spicy woodsy sensibility that tempers the sweetness of the rose, and it is altogether intoxicating.

According to Dossier,

Floral Rose (inspired by Le Labo's Rose 31) capitalizes on the rich scent of the beloved queen amongst flowers: Rose Centifolia. Boasting a soft floral finish and rich femininity, Floral Rose is paired with smoky cumin, mystical incense, unexpected ciste, and warm amber. Together, these additions result in the unveiling of the dark side of Rose Centifolia, not unlike highlighting the unlit face of the moon...

Gender fluid and highly qualitative, Floral Rose (our impression of Le Labo's Rose 31) perfectly alternates between feminine and masculine, without any false notes.

A gorgeous feast of floral notes, Le Labo Rose 31 presents a bouquet of sensational tones worn to flatter and envelope its owner. The unique blend of rose and cumin top notes, along with the woody cedar and agarwood undertones lets anyone experience the complexity of it. The subtle freshness of the unisex Rose 31 fragrance means it is worn to accessorize you, like a delicate piece of jewelry that subliminally accentuates the décolletage. The fusion of these beautiful botanical top and base notes creates an unguarded scent of vulnerability that demands to be discovered and understood by whoever passes by. The central floral note of the Le Labo Rose 31 is that of Centifolia rose, a deliciously traditional fragrance used to make every spritz feel like stepping into a blooming woodland of Spring roses.
TOP NOTES (the first notes you smell): 
Rose Centifolia, Cumin
MIDDLE NOTES (the heart of the perfume): Vetiver, Incense, Cedarwood
BASE NOTES (the notes that linger all day): Musk, Cistus, Amber

Concentration: 20%
Gender: Unisex
Vegan | Cruelty-free | Clean ingredients

Ingredients: Amyris Ess, Pink Pepper Ess, Bergamot Ess, Guaiac Wood Ess, Cedarwood Ess, Lemon Ess, Mandarin Ess, Nutmeg Ess, Rose EssMusk T, Iso E Super, Habanolide, Ambroxan, Hedione, Cedramber, Linalyl Acetate, Kephalis, Cashmeran.
Overall Assessment: The more that I try from Dossier, the more I am obsessed with their fragrances. I simply cannot wait to try more from their beautiful collection. If you are seeking luxury fragrances that are cruelty-free, affordable and inspired by iconic scents, then you really ought to take a look at Dossier's offerings.

Press Sample from Dossier (Unaffiliated Links). All views expressed are categorically my own. Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved.


  1. Gosh! All of these sound like lovely scents! And the bottles are pretty too! Win win there!

    1. They are really fantastic fragrances, and I love the bottles as well. It is also wonderful that Dossier is a cruelty-free brand!

  2. You always make me feel like I should wear fragrance. These look and sound great.

    1. They really do make incredible fragrances, Marcia!

  3. I can't believe I have never tried any fragrances from Dossier. I have to do something about that! Is the brand sold in any stores? I really need to go and sniff some of these beauties!

    1. Their fragrances are wonderful, Allison! They do not have a physical store, they can only be purchased from their eStore. I am really impressed by the quality of their fragrances!


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