Dries Van Noten’s perfume line was launched in March 2022, along with a set of 30 lipsticks. The fragrances are all genderless, and I had a great time smelling most of them earlier this year when I was in London for Fashion Week, and a less great time trying to narrow down exactly which one I was going to buy – I finally settled on Voodoo Chile, which will be featured in tomorrow’s Set 2 – woody, fruity and citrus perfumes. Personally, I’m more into those scents than floral (unless tuberose is involved), and the other scents I really wanted to buy were Cannabis Patchouli and Santal Greenery, which will all be in Set 2.
I can say that for longevity, the Eaux de Parfum have to be some of the longest lasting I’ve ever tried. Even the sample cards still smelt strongly after 24 hours. I didn’t test any of the Eaux de Toilette so I can’t comment about those, but being that an EdT is 5-15% concentration while an EdP is 15-20%, they would be expected to last less.
The perfume bottles are a mix of glass with other materials such as metal or porcelain, and the Eau de Toilette bottles are made of recyclable glass. For protection, the bottles are encased in a paper-like packaging made from renewable wood fiber sourced from FSC-certified forests. This is then put into a reusable drawstring pouch featuring a house design.
The perfumes below are the first six out of a total of twelve, but while these all feature floral notes, they’re not technically all floral perfumes, I’ve just grouped them all together like that. I’ve described each perfume in more detail below and also included a few alternatives for each one, along with a shoppable link where I’m able to find one. I hope you find something that you like. If you’d like to skip to a particular perfume, this post features Rosa Carnivora (Eau de Parfum), Raving Rose (Eau de Parfum), Jardin de l’Orangerie (Eau de Parfum), Neon Garden (Eau de Parfum), Orange Smoke (Eau de Toilette), and Sur Ma Peau (Eau de Toilette).