Scent Detective's Review of Sugar Plums {Holiday no.22} by DSH Perfumes

I love the smells of the holidays and was hoping this fragrance would have a wonderful holiday presence. Well, the problem I'm having so far is that it barely has any presence at all...I can hardly even smell it. In saying this, I am applying from a small dabber sample, so that does need to be taken into consideration, but this is either so diluted as to be virtually impossible to smell, or it is just not a very strong fragrance, or I'm anosmic to it, which would be sad as I wanted to love this one.

Upon application to skin I smelled a very faint sweet cinnamon and fruit wisp...but that was it. I really can't report anything beyond that as I lost any semblance of the fragrance after that initial wispy, "one and done" waft. I used half of the sample to see if I could amp it up any but without success. I also moisturized my skin this morning before applying because I could tell it was not a projecting fragrance when I received it and applied a very small dab to the side of my finger.

I was going to give this a neutral rating because the slight hint of a smell was nice, but I don't think I can do that because as a fragrance, this has completely failed...at least on my skin. It's like the old saying, "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound"? Wouldn't the same principle apply here? "If a fragrance is applied and no one can smell it, is it really a fragrance"? Food for thought.

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