Since wearing DedCool fragrances I have received so many compliments and comments about my perfume, which is unusual for me. I figure that they must be doing something right over at DedCool HQ so I wanted to share with you my thoughts on their small, but punchy unisex eau de parfum collection.
DedCool was founded by Carina Chaz who hails from the capital of cool, Los Angeles, California. At a ripe age of 21, Carina set out to meld her love of fragrance, unisex scents and green beauty to create a vegan, natural and cruelty free line. Most of all, she wanted to create scents that were unique and of exceptional quality. To say that she has achieved exactly this, would be an understatement.
I ordered a sample set from the DedCool website in anticipation of The Beauty Edit launch and when I opened them I was a) surprised by the generous sampler sizes, and b) blown away that I liked all of the fragrances. Despite this, Fragrance 04 was a clear favourite so I purchased the full 50ml size from The Beauty Edit and I’ve been happily spritzing away ever since.
One thing that has struck me since testing the DedCool perfumes is that they are so, so potent. They last all day, and I don’t say that lightly because a lot of fragrances evaporate before you’ve even had your morning coffee. Not these. I truly feel that this is the most difficult thing to get right in the natural fragrance world and the thing that people want the most. Just fragrance that lasts. Is it too much to ask!? Well, it isn’t too much to ask and DedCool have certainly answered the call.
The complexity of the fragrances is intriguing and something happens to my brain when I smell them. I don’t just think “this smells nice” but I’m transported somewhere. I know this sounds like mumbo jumbo and I’m not really into all that fluff, but I do believe that scent and memory are intrinsically linked. I still haven’t put a finger on what the fragrances remind me of, but I like that they evoke some sort of feeling.
DedCool perfumes are available in 50ml bottles or 4ml roll ons which are a perfect little handbag size. The bottles are packaged in very sexy packaging and come in a box depicting natural stone and a cool, minimalist typeface. True to the name.
Here’s a short description of each of their scents:
Fragrance 01 “Taunt”
The sensual notes of fragrance 01 creates a beautiful blend of amber, vanilla, and fresh dew that is sweet yet sublet.
Fragrance 02 intermingles rich hues of sandalwood and juniper berries to craft the unflawed musky blend of gender neutrality.
Fragrance 03 “Blonde”
This dirty violet and saffron accord will lead into a crystal rose aroma, that faintly undertones the scent of blonde woods.
This gender neutral scent is potent with rich varieties of pepper, fig, and hints of patchouli. The musky-woodsy scent is rich and iconic.
Fragrance 05 “Spring”
Imagine that masculine scent that makes you weak in the knees. 05 holds nostalgic hints of star anise with moss and incense.
Source: DedCool website
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