Dark Mistress Eau de Parfum Review by Joseph Sagona
SOTD: Dark Mistress EDP by JoAnne Bassett (Sample) New (Review) , this is classified as an Oriental Woody, the notes are Jasmine, Rose, Yuzu, Tuberose, Tulsi, Champaca, Violet Leaf, Ylang-Ylang, Clove, Rhododendron, Peru Balsam, Olibanum, Brazilian Rosewood and Neroli.
I keep noticing the more I explore Indie perfumes the more I love them, more so over the last year, the perfumers seem to take their time and put their love, heart and soul into each and everyone of their creations, their perfumes are a reflection of their character.
Each oil they use, every minute, hour and day they spend putting together something perfect, magical and exquisite, not only for them but mostly for you, Dark Mistress is no exception, so come, take a journey with me and experience JoAnne Bassett’s alluring and mystical dark side.
I get the Jasmine, Tuberose, Clove, Violet Leaf, Olibanum and Brazilian Rosewood, it starts of with some jasmine and tuberose making it creamy, bitter with a touch of soapiness, the opening of this the floral notes are very heady, it does taper off within fifteen minutes, the jasmine is strong the tuberose is mild.
Then after about thirty minutes the tuberose dissipates along with the bitterness and soapiness, the tuberose softens and remains, in comes the clove and violet leaf, making it green, fresh and dry, the clove is strong, the violet leaf is soft, when the fragrance develops to this point I get a soft animalic smell that lasts about thirty minutes.
Then after about two hours the jasmine dissipates, along with the violet leaf, the clove softens and remains, in comes the Brazilian rosewood and olibanum making it resinous, spicy and incensed. the Brazilian rosewood and olibanum are mild.
Dark Mistress reminds me of Serge Lutens A La Nuit and Tubereuse Criminelle, A La Nuit is sweeter and softer, Tubereuse Criminelle comes off more animalic and bitter, they all have similar floral and spicy notes.
I can see someone like Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marilyn Monroe wearing this, they’re rough, brash and fierce, yet mysterious, glamorous and beautiful style icons, Dark Mistress is just that.
What I love most about Dark Mistress is has a vintage feel and smell, but it’s very timeless at the same time, even though it has quite a few notes, it’s very smooth and refined, it’s very well blended, the notes flow together seamlessly.
Dark Mistress is a very classy, elegant, sophisticated, smoky, bright yet dark, strong, with soft touches of citrus and woody undertones Oriental Woody fragrance, this is unisex and mature, perfect for ages thirty and above.
This can be worn all year round; it would be perfect for the fall and winter, I get average projection and average longevity, this fragrance is a beautiful Dark Mistress indeed, wonderful JoAnne 4/5 Stars.
You can purchase this in a 1 ML sample for $6.00, 5 ml Travel Size Spray for $30.00, 30 ML EDP $170.00 and a Parfum in Jojoba oil 1/4 oz French Flacon $200.00.
To purchase Dark Mistress