I'd like to bring up a topic that is part of what lies at the heart of this unfortunate incident, and that is that there is a perceived battle between naturals and synthetics in perfume. I'd like to go on record by saying that this is exactly like "fighting over imaginary candy" (as my friend Cait so aptly referred to any kind of over-dramatic situation). Both naturals and synthetics are wonderful and have their places in modern perfumery, and I wouldn't want to live in a world without either one of them. Consumers just want good perfume, and most people are very capable of deciding for themselves exactly what that means to them. Fighting battles that don't really exist is not quite my thing, but I do want to make one thing clear on my position: nobody deserves to be blindsided in such a manner. It is unprofessional, unseemly, and just plain ugly. Dawn has a lot to be proud of, and she will find an endless font of support from all over the world. Her natural and blended perfumes show the kind of ingenuity and integrity that has improved the world around her and has cemented her creative vision as one of distinction.
I feel that it is my responsibility as a perfume blogger to stand up for what I'm passionate about, and that's exactly what I am doing. I hope that others will do the same, no matter what they believe in.
the brilliant Cuir et Champignon by DSH Perfumes