Review of To Dream

Someone in the drawing just pointed out this review of To Dream on I Smell Therefore I Am. Thanks Abby! Glad you liked the sample!

To Dream is working for some people who didn’t get along with Lieu de Reves. Some people like one or the other and some like both, so it’s best to sample first if you are curious about them. To Dream has more rose, less musk, more woods (but less cedar), plus some moss and incense that Reves does not have. The formulas actually have very little in common other than the violet, rose, heliotrope notes.

Someone asked me about the cocoa note and I can understand the fear about seeing that note listed. I kept the cocoa very soft, hopefully almost subliminal for all but those who are very sensitive to it. I debated about whether to even list it as a note because the formula only has a trace, and maybe I shouldn’t have listed it. The trace of cocoa is just there to meld with the vanilla for a little yum factor. πŸ™‚

I’ll leave the drawing open until Saturday evening.

About Laurie E

artisan perfumer and owner of Sonoma Scent Studio
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15 Responses to Review of To Dream

  1. Tamara*J says:

    I think the way you wrote about it and executed the idea of it was and is perfect Laurie. πŸ˜‰

    Just my two cents my dear.

    And Abigail’s review is spot-on only except for me I have never owned nor felt the need to have a rose/violet perfume.
    Yours will be the first and I am proud of that.:)

    xoxo~T

    • Laurie E says:

      Hi Tamara!

      I’m honored it’s the first violet/rose combo that has called to you. πŸ™‚

      Writing scent descriptions is hard! I can only give my viewpoint, but the perfume blogs provide more viewpoints.

      Thanks for popping in, and happy weekend!

  2. Dionne says:

    I was already looking forward to trying this, and Abigail’s review just double the lemming-factor!

  3. Rappleyea says:

    Seems a haiku was written to this over on NST… πŸ˜‰

  4. AnnS says:

    Laurie:

    Great review on ISTIA! To Dream certainly is a very elegant fragrance. Your creations are the perfect example of thoughtful fragrance development. They are always worth the wait, and unique in their own right. Congratulations!

  5. Cheryl G says:

    Hi Laurie,

    I received my bottle of To Dream today. I love it. Laurie, you are a rock star!

  6. malsnano86 says:

    Nice review up at Perfume Shrine today, too. Congrats!

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