The Different Company has launched Dance of the Dawn, a new eau de parfum. The fragrance house formerly founded by Jean-Claude Ellena has been represented here several times (read about it here). A whole eleven posts so far go to the account of the brand to which I am addicted since sniffing Bergamote, the former divine. My absolute favorite fragrance of the label so far, a masterpiece of the equally masterful Jean-Claude Ellena.
The Revealing Science of God
Quite different from Bergamote is our today’s candidate by The Different Company. Dance of the Dawn visually captivates in the color of ripe raspberries and was inspired by a song from the 1970s, namely by the British rock band Yes.
Admittedly, I only knew the song “Owner of a lonely Heart” from them, at least as far as I know. But Dance of the Dawn refers to “The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)” and probably to the remaster version from 2003. A piece of music over twenty minutes long, taken from the album Tales from Topographic Oceans and referring to the Hindu Shruti scriptures, which include the Vedas in particular.
So it is a religious theme that the song deals with, but it also shows lyrical references to the Vietnam War, which was still in full swing when the song was written and recorded.
Dance of the Dawn
Master perfumer Émilie Coppermann is a fixture for The Different Company in terms of developing new creations, and so she was also responsible for the fragrance Dance of the Dawn.
She created a perfume that should carry the attitude to life of the 1960s and 1970s, full of lightheartedness and freedom, all this with a psychedelic touch. What scent should fit better than patchouli, the olfactory it-piece of these decades, of the hippies and free spirits? Consequently, that very patchouli in the Sulawesi variant originating from Indonesia is also found in the creation.
Dance of the Dawn belongs to the collection L’Esprit Cologne, which expands the world of colognes in a remarkable and unique way. Exceptional raw materials and innovative compositions are the hallmarks of this line, and so Émilie Coppermann combines in the Dance of the Dawn, the translation of the perfume name, the fragrance notes of black pepper, mandarin, pink pepper, driftwood, iris, vanilla, patchouli and musk.
Intoxicating and seductive
In the opening of Dance of the Dawn, I sniff out a relatively gentle and dry pepper spiciness that is underpinned by a citrusy freshness. I don’t smell the tangerine per se, the citrus notes are rather more tart and don’t reveal any sweetness. Therefore, I bet on the fruit peel and less on the sweet and tangy juice of the tangerine. Soon, the likewise dry nuances of driftwood in soft gray tones join in.
Also the lovely spicy notes of vanilla appear in this creation from the house of The Different Company and give the previously rather tart-dry fragrance a certain sweetness, which almost seems floral. Perhaps iris and patchouli also have their olfactory fingers in the pie here, because the more creamy than powdery notes of iris also gradually perfume my skin and test strips. The patchouli is also very creamy with subtle earthy woody nuances that blend beautifully into the overall artwork. With it, the fragrance acquires consistency and durability. Soft and calm, the eau de parfum slowly fades.
Dance of the Dawn by The Different Company is not a wild hippy fragrance, but a finely balanced and introspective composition that combines spices with creamy and woody nuances. The patchouli is beautifully integrated in the creation and shows its elegant, unobtrusive and rather transparent side.
A timeless, classy and modern fragrance that seems appropriate for me in any situation in life and in any season. Friends of The Different Company should definitely put this eau de parfum on their to-try list and of course all those who love the combination of iris and patchouli. Quite suitable for Patchouli beginners and absolutely recommendable. 🙂