L'Artisan Parfumeur


Eau de Toilette

100ml $170
0.7ml sample $4
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i have to add to my last review for dzing!. i have very recently acquired a "vintage" formulation. old art, old bottle and cap (the original bottles, not the prior gold one nor the current black one). what a difference ! this old version has a much more pronounced leathery / animal quality AND , in the background, i do smell something like apples (and caramel) which is something that is lost in the current version. i will say the current formula is muskier imo which i quite enjoy however it lacks the very pronounced animalic qualities of the older formula. what a shame the world wont get to experience dzing! this way as easily as once before.
By   - barber from chicago on 1/1/2021
i am fatigued of reading poetic reviews drawn out with descriptions of sunrise meadows or pale corpses in streams. just describe the perfume, cut the hyperbole. ok, dzing to me is essentially a gentle vanilla, the tiniest pinch of saffron, and an interesting body odor which others have described as circus animals. i can see that. you see, that strange muskiness is what makes people want to be reminded of what this smells like. you may not like it at first but youll want to go back to it. a great perfume needs that quirk. its not a challenging perfume and the muskiness is not like koublai khan. this is actually easy and quite pleasant to wear. the intrigue is what keeps me returning to this one.
By   - barber from chicago on 7/16/2020
On me the dominant note is hay (or that aspect of hay that tonka invokes) -- muddy in spots, fresh and untrampled in others -- punctuated by a shiny but well-worn leather. There’s nice contention between a sweetish toffee-caramel note and a sparkly, gingery presence; it all eventually resolves into a soft woody hum that’s friendly without causing claustrophobia. It faded out a little quickly, but sometimes the circus leaves town like that I suppose. Gently weird.
By   - editor from Seattle on 9/29/2018
Well, they weren't "lion"! The circus is in town and this smells pretty much exactly like walking past the animal cages--horse and elephant soil, maybe a bit of big cat urine....and then that dies off a bit and all that is left is a bit of sweetness, like a bit of caramel corn or cotton candy got left in your pocket. It isn't terribly long-lasting (thank goodness)....and it is very "interesting"...but I don't see this as a frequent choice of something I want to smell like. Oh well.
By   - from Austin, TX on 8/18/2015
warm and maybe a smidge sweaty. a little hay. leather. unsalted butter. band-aids (really). horse dung. vanilla without sweetness. just soft. moderate projection and longevity (maybe 4-5 hours unless i spray it onto my clothes). i only wish it wore longer on me, but beyond that, i love dzing!
By   - from los angeles on 6/30/2015
This is the scent of zooming through the countryside at dusk right after the hay has been cut, in a classic car with a leather interior, whilst nibbling on some sea salt caramels and blasting Led Zepplin. Love it.
By   - Architect from Portland on 8/19/2014
Wow. This one is tough to describe. It's so interesting. It's not at all what I imagine when I think of putting on perfume, but it's not an unpleasant scent by any means. There's something pungent, yet metallic. Yeah, that's it. It smells like the lovechild of a pony and an inanimate object in some way. Like a carousel. Like horses and gears. It's very interesting.. I'm going to keep sniffing and see what reveals itself to me. I might actually try wearing it and see what happens. I'll report back (though it may be a while - I have many other samples that I'm eager to wear).
By   - teacher on 3/7/2014
LOVE love love! Not a sophisticated, professional sort of fragrance. But very comforting and wearable. When I cant decide what to wear, I just grab Dzing! and its always perfect. By the way - the marketing copy for this one is absurd. Its a very balanced woody, leather fragrance with some gentle animalaic notes. Its not sweet, nor is it wild and crazy. Definitely not a circus.
By   - from NYC on 11/3/2013
I bought Dzing a couple weeks ago and have been wearing it every other day. I really, really, really like it. I think it lives up to its poetic Marketing descriptions for this most part. But I think its softer, warmer and much easier to wear than the copywriters might want you to think. Maybe that's a good thing. Dzing is warm and cozy, but still somehow wearable year round. The musky side is fairly clean - not a dirty musk. The wood and sweet and tame. All around a great scent. Makes me feel cozy. I do wish it was a bit more wild. The musk could be dirtier and more animalaic. The wood could be sharper and drier. That would make it more exciting. But I still really, really, really like it. Some fragrances make you wild and obsessed. Other just make you feel feel warm and cozy. Dzing is the latter. BTW - completely unisex. But in a good way. Sometimes unisex means neither here, nor there. But this is just very unique in a way that you can't call it feminine or masculine. I love that about it. But its still wearable - not esoteric.
By   - from NYC on 5/7/2013
Blech! Admittedly I don't have a super sophisticated nose, but all I got from this was smoky leather and pepper, then stale sweat on the drydown. I can see how some people might like this, but it's not for me.
By   - from Sydney, Australia on 3/19/2013
I have a FB of Dzing! but hadn't worn it in a while. Today I decided to remedy that, and I've been sniffing my wrist all day, wondering why I don't wear this more often! On me, Dzing! is soft, creamy leather with caramel corn and a little sawdust to keep things from getting too sweet. Today one of my co-workers followed me through the lunch room, saying, "What is that scent you're wearing? I love it! I can't stop sniffing you!" Dzing! is that good!
By   - Scent Slut from Way back on 12/5/2012
I had very high hopes for this one. The leather and sawdust is very prominent and the description really matches the content, but i cannot detect a single note from the four components. I was hoping for something more exiting, but this is just plain wierd, like something's missing. Very salty and animalic, almost sweaty.
By   - Psychologystudent from Gothenburg, Sweden on 8/6/2012
I loved the concept and liked the frag...initially... then it started to get annoying and made me feel sick. There is leather and caramel and sawdust; but there is also polish, sweat and hair lacquer. Make sure you sample first.
By   - from Melbourne, Australia on 6/26/2012
Amazing how buttered popcorn, cotton candy, hay and riding boots combine to be as addictive as this perfume. If you see someone compulsively sniffing their own wrist, chances are they're wearing this.
By   - cardiologist  from Toronto on 3/3/2012
I forgot to mention in my review below that, although I did not pick up on any animalic notes, my dog seemed to. He was sniffing my wrist with an interest usually reserved for socks and underwear. Also, in the dry down I got the strong suggestion of a recently blown out candle. This isn't a scent I would wear, at least not now, but I highly recommend sampling it.
By   - from Los Angeles on 3/2/2012
Reading all the reviews below really affirms how individual chemistry affects what a fragrance will ultimately smell like to you. I get none of the animalic notes reviewers refer to. In fact, it smells quite clean on me. Like a less flamboyant Le Male. It certainly has its intrigue.
By   - from Los Angeles on 3/1/2012
For those that like a barnyard accord but are too shy to "rock it" this is a nice choice. Very realistic in that regard and done very tastefully under (not over) a very pretty floral bouquet. Personally I would prefer a more daring take on this, but most reviews I read lead me to believe there isn't much of a market anymore for old style fragrances. This is very pretty, very well done. Wears close and has decent lasting power at about 5 to 6 hours.
By  on 1/23/2012
I have to say I have always been obsessed with "leather" scented perfumes. I tried DZING over 7 years ago and wasnt sure this was the "leather" scent... I search high and low for it went so far as to actually go to paris on sort of a parfume tour... THIS is definitively THE one. There is nothing else out there as far as I'm concerned. There is Tom Ford "Tuscan Leather" BUT the saying power of his collection falls flat for the price. L'Artisan is a fantastic parfumeur and DZING is one of their best!
By   - from San Francisco on 9/24/2011
A far better name for this would be Purrrrr. Think climbing into the bucket leather seats of a purring muscle car, wrapped in fur. Or lying on a tiger skin rug in front of a fire, wearing nothing but a gold necklace and sucking a butterscotch candy. Very sex kitten. Seems tailor-made for rockabilly boys and burlesque girls. First impression is brash and pungent, but it quickly mellows out. Quiet enough for me to wear to work in a non-sexy job. It was long gone by the time the work day was through. Radiance was gone after about 2 hours, but I could still smell it very close-in after 6 hours. Good for an intimate embrace. At first I thought it was great, just not me, but now I'm craving it again. This may be The One.
By   - Designer from Northampton, MA on 9/23/2011
It's amazing how scent and memory are linked. Dzing reminds me of summers spent on my grandfather's steamboat on the lakes of ontario and NY: I get my grandfather's lavender yardley soap and of course the oil and grease he smells like from tinkering with machines...then I get fresh chopped firewood and even the turpentine-ish smell of fat wood we use to start the fire, then there's the smell of the brackish lake water mixing in with the grease of the machinery. It's not for everyone but I love it!
By  on 9/17/2011
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