Dagian by Ruth Mastenbroek
[productsample/affiliate] If you’re wondering about the meaning of the name, Dagian, it could not be more appropriate for this fragrance. It means (in olde English) ‘to begin to brighten with daylight’, so a dawning or start of daybreak. As soon as I spritzed Dagian, I knew the notes immediately – grapefruit and orange blossom are so familiar to me with orange blossom being one of my favourite scents in the world.
Dagian has a luminosity about it – a kind of clarity and vibrancy that sings to your senses. It’s joyful and zesty – you know that moment when you peel an orange and you get a little surprise burst of zest? It’s that kind of zingy surprise. Other notes are lime, mandarin and mint with jasmine, sandalwood, musk and amber, but the dominant notes are the lively ones.
There’s something about this fragrance that feels really free – it’s uncomplicated but also quite complex (the dry-down has a soapy note to it) – and it’s a sublime way to capture orange blossom at its most potent and delightful. Dagian will wake up your senses for the day and throw freshness and light all over it. I love it! You can find it for £90 for 50ml or £120 for 100ml HERE, or, as I usually advise, where possible, a sample size (2ml) for £5.
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