Monday, January 23, 2023

Dossier Fragrances that Promise to Delight the Senses

Press Sample (Unaffiliated Links)

As you are already aware, I am so impressed by Dossier fragrances (Reviewed HERE & HERE) that I eagerly continue to try their fragrances, and I am delighted by their selection and quality.

As I previously noted,

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. I think that this is a brand that everyone who loves perfume should know about

While Dossier got their start making fragrances inspired by iconic perfumes, they just launched Dossier Originals, The Genderless Collection, which is a new chapter that explores their own creative vision in perfume making. I can hardly wait to experience them!

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.

All of their fragrances are Vegan | Cruelty-free | Clean ingredients | Paraben & Phthalate-free | Colorant & UV Filter Free. 

Dossier Woody Sandalwood ($49.00 for 1.7 oz.) which is inspired by Le Labo Santal 33, is a gorgeous unisex fragrance that is warm, rich, woody and smoky. It is moody with just enough sweetness to temper the richness and the creaminess– making it a more complex and compelling scent. I do not own the Le Labo perfume, from which it sought inspiration, but I am familiar with it, and this is a lovely nod to the original. On me, it is long-wearing, and it sits close to the skin.


  • TOP (The first notes you smell): Violet Leaves, Cardamom
  • MIDDLE (The heart of the perfume): Orris, Ambrox, Cedarwood, Cypriol
  • BASE (The notes that linger all day): Musk, Sandalwood, Amber

According to Dossier,

Woody Sandalwood (inspired by Le Labo Fragrances' Santal 33) is a tribute to the often underutilized precious nature of Sandalwood. Often considered a second player in the perfume industry, this scent capitalizes on the highest quality sandalwood: the Mysore variety from India. The result is uncomparable sandalwood that highlights its creamy facets, perfectly balancing the sharpness of other woods, while simultaneously giving a smooth continuity to floral bouquets. Pair that with the magical nature of sweet violet, classic orris, and woodsy musk, and Woodsy Sandalwood will soon become a new classic.

Qualitative and minimalistic, Woody Sandalwood (our impression of Le Labo Fragrances' Santal 33) brings to mind the comfort of a warm hug, conveying a strong feeling of inner sensuality that’s unmatched by any comparable scent.

IngredientsAmyris Ess, Cardamom Ess, Carrot Ess, Cypriol Ess, Sandalwood Ess, Timbersilk, Musk T, Beta Ionone, Cashmeran, Methyl Laitone, Ambrox DL, Ambroxan, Florol, Vertenex, Undecavertol, Phenoxanol, Hedione, Vanilline, Bacdanol.

Concentration: 25% | Gender: Unisex

Dossier Ambery Cherry ($49.00 for 1.7 oz.) which is inspired by Tom Ford Lost Cherry, is a unisex fragrance that concerned me at first. When I first sprayed it, the top notes smelled like maraschino cherries with almond drizzle, but after a few minutes there was a wonderful unfolding of the rose and jasmine, and once the creamy and warm base notes, punctuated by vanilla, emerged, then it became a warm and creamy fruity floral that was utterly scrumptious. I was afraid that I was going to smell like a pâtisserie, but once the potency of the cherry receded, this proved to be an utterly gorgeous fragrance.


  • TOP (The first notes you smell): Cherry, Almond, Cinnamon
  • MIDDLE (The heart of the perfume): Cloves, Rose, Jasmine, Plum
  • BASE (The notes that linger all day): Peru Balsam, Tonka Bean, Vanilla

According to Dossier,

Ambery Cherry (inspired by Tom Ford's Lost Cherry) opens with an incredible burst of cherry and almond, which progressively vanishes to give room to warm spices, like cinnamon and clove, and fresh flowers, like rose and jasmine. Next, vanilla and Peru balm materialize, warming up the fragrance to give room for a rich and ambery structure.

Daring, extravert, and gourmand, Ambery Cherry (our impression of Tom Ford's Lost Cherry) is a unique and tantalizing statement, drawing you in or leaving you looking for more. Either way, it’s a scent that can’t be ignored.

IngredientsAlmond Abs, Benzoin Siam Res, Guaiac Wood Ess, Lie de Vin Ess, Vetiver Ess, Hedione, Iso E Super, Habanolide, Vanilline, Coumarine, Sandalore, Heliotropine, Ebanol, Benzaldehyde, Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol, Ambroxan, Ethyl Vanilline, Acetyl Acetate Ethyl, Anisic Aldehyde, Styrallyl Acetate.

Concentration: 18% | Gender: Unisex

Dossier Powdery Coconut ($39.00 for 1.7 oz.), which is inspired by Tom Ford Soleil Blanc, is a unisex fragrance that is such a surprising juxtaposition of notes. It opens with a spicy cardamom that mingles with the citrus and pistachio, but then the creaminess of the ylang ylang and florals are punctuated by the cedarwood and amber. Once these notes mingle with the coconut, the impression is warm and yet airy. It is such a lovely aroma that wears most of the day on me.


  • TOP (The first notes you smell): Cardamom, Pistachio, Bergamot
  • MIDDLE (The heart of the perfume): Ylang Ylang, Tuberose, Jasmine
  • BASE (The notes that linger all day): Cedarwood, Amber, Benzoin, Coconut

According to Dossier,

Powdery Coconut (inspired by Tom Ford's Soleil Blanc) opens with a surprising cardamon-pistachio duet, quickly joined by a bouquet of white flowers led by Ylang Ylang (an exotic flower with multiple sweet, spicy, and slightly fruity facets). The base of the fragrance strengthens the warmth of the heart thanks to amber and benzoin. Pair all of that with the coconut notes to help maintain the sunny character of the fragrance.

Lush, unexpected, and warming, Powdery Coconut (our impression of Tom Ford's Soleil Blanc) is a highly qualitative solar fragrance that will inspire you to curl up in a surprisingly sultry bubble of comfort!

IngredientsPink Pepper Ess, Benzoin Res, Bergamot Ess, Cardamom Ess, Mandarin Ess, Petitgrain Ess, Ylang Ess, Benzyl Salicylate, Hedione, Musk T, Muscenone, Cosmone, Cis-3-Hexenyl Salicylate, Ethyl Linalol, Heliotropine, Iso E Super,Vanilline, Timbersilk, Linalyl Acetate,Benzyl Acetate, Aldehyde C18, Methyl Anthranilate, Benzyl Propionate, Phenylethyl Alcohol, Hydroxycitronellal.

Concentration: 18% | Gender: Unisex

Dossier Spicy Orchid ($39.00 for 1.7 oz.), which is inspired by Tom Ford Black Orchid, is a sultry unisex fragrance that really captures the spirit of Black Orchid. It is a dark and moody scent that is warm, spicy and altogether intoxicating. As the scent opens up, the spiciness from the cinnamon and pink pepper slowly gives way to the ylang ylang, and then the warm and creamy sandalwood, vanilla and patchouli emerge at the base. The is a wonderful and rich aroma that lasts all day on me.


  • TOP (The first notes you smell): Cinnamon, Pink Pepper, Mandarin
  • MIDDLE (The heart of the perfume): Ylang Ylang, Orchid, Plum
  • BASE (The notes that linger all day): Sandalwood, Vanilla, Incense, Patchouli

According to Dossier,

Spicy Orchid (inspired by Tom Ford's Black Orchid) opens with a combination of cinnamon, pink pepper, and ylang-ylang. Together, these pairings drive directly to the orchid heart. Rich and multi-faceted, as the fragrance evaporates, patchouli, creamy sandalwood, plum, and vanilla wrap the orchid in an opulent trail.

Dense, assertive, and sensuous, Spicy Orchid (our impression of Tom Ford's Black Orchid) is an intoxicating floral scent, reminiscent of exotic summer nights.

IngredientsPink Pepper Ess, Lemon Ess, Patchouli Ess, Vetiver Ess, Ylang Ess, Exaltolide, Iso E Super, Hedione, Vanlline, Bacdanol, Linalol, Habanolide, Vertofix, Beta Ionone, Florol, Cinnamic Alcohol, Ambrox DL, Aldehyde C18, Vetynal, Canthoxal, DMBC Butyrate, Sandalore, Citronellol, Benzyl Acetate, Cis-3-Hexenyl Salicylate, Linalyl Acetate, Coumarine, Geraniol.

Concentration: 18% | Gender: Unisex

Dossier Fougere Oud ($39.00 for 1.7 oz), which is inspired by Tom Ford Oud Wood, is a unisex fragrance that is a leathery and woodsy Oud punctuated by tobacco, patchouli and pink pepper. The cedarwood emerges after a few minutes, and it adds a beautiful complexity to this deep, rich and captivating scent. This is long-lasting and potent, and this is a wonderful scent for people captivated by rich oud fragrances.


  • TOP (The first notes you smell): Rosewood, Tobacco, Pink Pepper, Coriander
  • MIDDLE (The heart of the perfume): Oud, Patchouli, Vetiver
  • BASE (The notes that linger all day): Tonka Bean, Labdanum, Cedarwood

According to Dossier,

Oud - also named Agarwood - is one of the most exclusive raw materials in perfumery, coming from a tropical evergreen tree called the Agar tree. When certain fungi grow on this tree, the tree naturally responds by releasing a resin which gives rise to the formation of resinous heartwood, known as Oud. Mainly used in the Middle East, Oud contributes mesmerizingly deep, warm, spicy, leathery, balsamic, and woody notes.

Mysterious and intense, Fougere Oud (inspired by Tom Ford's Oud Wood) offers a twist of Orient with a traditional masculine fragrance structure named "fougere" (a blend of citrus, geranium, and patchouli notes).

IngredientsPink Pepper Ess, Guaiac Wood Ess, Cardamom Ess, Cypriol Ess, Incense Ess, Tonka Bean Abs, Patchouli Ess, Sandalwood Ess, Iso E Super, Musk T, Kephalis, Linalol, Z11, Hedione, Helveltolide, Ethyl Linalyl Acetate, Ambroxan, Cashmeran, Vanilline, Coumarine, Heliotropine.

Concentration: 15% | Gender: Unisex

Overall Assessment: I simply cannot underscore the extent to which I am impressed by Dossier fragrances, and I can hardly wait to try more of their beautiful cruelty-free fragrances! A+

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  1. I wish that Dossier was sold in a store because I sadly need to smell fragrances on me. But maybe one of these days, I will find 3 scents that I can buy with their 20% discount and then return the ones that don't work on me. I bought samples of Lost Cherry & Black Orchid, and neither one worked on me. But I am curious about the Le Labo 33 and the Powdery Coconut, so eventually, I'll find a third one and go for it!

    1. I know, it would make things so much easier if they sold their fragrances in stores. I imagine that direct marketing as an e-tailer is far more cost effective for them. Getting them when they have a sale makes a lot of sense. Lost Cherry and Black Orchid (the TF originals or the Dossier permutations) are not for everyone, but then no fragrance is. Powdery Coconut is a really nice fragrance and Le Labo's fragrances have a cult following for a reason. However, as we both know, it isn't only about how a fragrance resonates with you, but also how it gets along with each individual body chemistry! I had a friend who used to always were one of the iconic Chanel fragrances (not No. 5, but U can't remember which one), and it smelled amazing on her. I tried it on, and I kid you not, it smelled like flea powder!

  2. I'm so amazed at your ability to describe these fragrances so well. If I wore fragrance I'd buy one from Dossier.

    1. Thank you, Marcia! That means a lot to me! If you wore fragrances, then I think that you would find lots of them that you liked from Dossier!


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