The distinction between a perfume and a liqueur is sometimes just a matter of how high-proof the final product is. We at ZOMG love our antique cordials and this one is especially perfumetastic: eau de vie de Dantzick is serious Vintage Hooch compounded from a variety of other seeds, herbs, and peels that want nothing more than to hang out together in a bottle for a few decades of jolly co-operation.
Our Dantzick is oil-based, rather than alcohol, but the ingredients cuddle up just the same. There's a reason this is an old recipe--it's #@$%# brilliant and we did everything we could to do it justice. We used coriander, caraway, mint, petitgrain, cardamom, celery seed and orange peel.
Posted by Basil-kun on 15th Aug 2014
Mild spice upon first application. Then a smell like orange juice comes next. A background of sweetened chai latte. I like how gentle it is while still being sweet and spicy, but I don't think I love it enough for getting a full bottle. Maybe when I get older and start an affair with herbal liqueurs, I will like this more.
Posted by Jessica Smith on 4th Nov 2013
i misread it dantzkick (which sounds like a fun thing to do)(esp if you are gene kelley)
at first all i got was mint dancing alone but now the orange is rising up out of the dance floor mist to dance with mint beneath the disco lights of the other spices.
its not overwhelming which is a good thing. i cant smell it from my hand which is typing on the keyboard. (well only a tiny itsy bitsy bit -i have to focus to smell it)
its almost like how i imagiined athelas to smell like (from LOTR) very uplifting
Posted by Eden C on 29th Jul 2013
I've determined myself to write reviews for any scents I've ordered that are lacking in feedback/adulation, which Dantzick definitely deserves.
In the bottle, it reads very quietly, with a leading note of calm citrus, with the herbal medley trailing behind and leaving the barest tingle in your nostrils. A very teasing but pleasant aroma. It smells rather like you had just gently compiled the ingredients for making your own eau de vie in your palm and given it a delicate whiff before pouring it into your awaiting spirit.
Just applied to my skin, it becomes brighter, almost powdery in a fresh, leafy way. The citrus and herbal notes soon find perfect harmony together, and mellow out rather like the flavours combining in their alcoholic host. It's very much a unisex scent, almost savoury in nature. It's not necessarily -bitter-, but the warming subtle presence of citrus from the orange peel and petitgrain almost make it pleasantly bittersweet in a sense.
The only qualm I can muster to it is that its quiet presence leads to a shorter period of strength, quieting down to a modest and intimately closed range of influence. That's not inherently negative a quality, but it does mean that if I desire for the fragrance to be more apparent, I need to make more frequent applications.
I definitely recommend Dantzick to anyone who would be willing to try, and especially those interested in elegant and understated herbal fragrances.