Chilehead is a unisex fragrance that features a blend of lime, chile, cumin, bergamot, celery, peppermint, thyme, neroli, galbanum, geranium, artemisia, ylang-ylang, olibanum, labdanum, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, birch tar, tree moss, castoreum, civet, myrrh and musk. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
Reviews of Dame Perfumery Chilehead
From Fragrantica: This is one of the Holy Grail fragrances that I've been searching for. Scottsdale, Arizona-based Dame Perfumery has managed to accurately capture the scent of the desert, bottling something that instantly makes me think of home whenever I spritz it on. Don't ask me what's in it - it's complex and well-blended. Obviously, the spicy scent of chile peppers is first and foremost, and it so perfectly makes me think of walking past the adobe buildings of Old Mesilla, New Mexico, with chile ristras (strings of dried chile peppers) and wreaths hanging by every doorway. The herbal aspects of the fragrance bring me to the foot of the nearby Franklin Mountains, where I swear I can smell the creosote bushes that create "the smell of rain" (creosote isn't listed as a note in Chilehead, but something in this combination of notes has a similar effect). There's a sandy dustiness to this that makes me think of walking through the Chihuahuan Desert in the scorching 100-degree heat, or sitting next to a fire pit in the desert right after sundown. And underneath it all, there's a hint of something fresh and floral, bringing together the wild and mysterious beauty of the desert. I can't thank Jeffrey Dame enough for creating a fragrance that so perfectly captures the beauty of my desert home.
From Fragrantica: Definitely not my usual choice in perfume but it's an unexpected love. This took me back to being 7 or 8 being at a local park/ preserve and having a festival in the summertime. There is cool grass, sunshine and shade, watermelons, lime Jello and people eating chili dogs... I just won my first coloring contest! People are happy and carefree. This is a shady, summery feel good scent, at least for me who has memories of this specific event. It was unexpectedly nostalgic.
From Fragrantica: I'm at a Farmers Market and I have huge armfuls of green freshness in my basket- I make a smoothie and put in an entire jalapeño- it's cold and hot simultaneously, the lightness is tempered with moss while I have my smoothie in a warm garden after the rain. There is a whole green experience happening with this, and it's gorgeous! The little kick from the spice that hits the back of the throat when you sniff your arm is addictive. I'm so glad I got to try this out.