Tuesday, January 17, 2017
This Is Not a Perfume
Nothing is worse than choking on another person's perfume, so I apply it lightly. A dab on the wrists and throat, Or a single spritz in the air, which I then walk through.
So it was fun to find this wee sample in a recent Birchbox and to discover that I really like it. Not a Perfume is, in fact, a perfume, but with a single ingredient: synthetic ambergris. It smells fresh but musky to me, and it lingers nicely. I use just a drop of it at a time, so even this little vial has lasted a while.
So I poked around online and found this great little "discovery kit" for $20 that includes a larger, 4 ml vial of "Not a Perfume" as well as seven 1.7 ml vials of other Juliette Has a Gun scents.
I'm enjoying rotating though them and seeing which ones I like best. So far, I find I keep returning to Not a Perfume.
If you really want to try it, you can find individual sampler vials on eBay. Sephora shops might also have a tester available.
As is often the case, my research for this post led me to an interesting website: Fragrantica, "an online encyclopedia of perfumes, a perfume magazine and a community of perfume lovers."
A community of perfume lovers! It's like Ravelry for your schnozz. Which is pretty awesome. .I enjoyed reading the reviews of my favorite scents.
Interestingly, for some people "Not a Perfume" smells like nothing at all.
Posted by Kitt at 10:58 PM