I feel like it has been forever and a day since I have posted a perfume review. They arrive, I wear them I make notes and then I get distracted by something shiny like a befuddled magpie spotting an aluminium can.
This particular perfume came to me via my Scentbird subscription. It is a monthly perfumes subscription in which you receive 0.27 ounces of a particular scent (you get to choose the ones you want and set up your queue. It costs $14.95 per month and while the first perfume comes with a reusable travel sprayer, the subsequent ones come in the above pictured strategically placed cardboard tube. Sometimes I end up choosing a great scent, other times I am let down, but either way I have a month’s supply of any particular scent I order to use and decide if I want to invest in a full bottle. If you like perfume, you can easily see how much money this saves. Now I only buy the perfumes I know I will wear based on the fact that I did wear them for a month rather than just a few spritzes from a tiny sample where I hope for the best.
Admittedly sometimes, my selections aren’t the best. I can actually lose myself for hours just reading the descriptions. The words draw me in every time and I find myself thinking, oh yes that is the sort of exotic life…er perfume that attracts me.
Those marketing folks are good.
Admittedly, I also collect a lot of books about the incense and spice trade of yore too.
This scent was from the Brand Confessions of a Rebel. I’ve purchased form them before and in general like their scents. Their descriptions are less romantically inclined and tend to match their fragrance names actually.
So what did Confessions of a Rebel have to say about this scent B*tch, Please?
In-your-face fruit notes like blackcurrant mingle with jasmine petals, weaving a decadent web tinged with an element of sass. Bold, brash, and unafraid to bare it all, creamy sandalwood and skin musk evoke a carefree, confident kind of vibe. You know exactly who you are, and you are, in fact, the f*cking boss.
Okay so perhaps this time, the marketing wasn’t designed to whisk me off to far off locales. As much as I love perfume descriptions it was the scent combination that got me and the knowledge that it is a good brand. It is supposed to have notes of Black Currant, Jasmine, Sandalwood and musk. To me, the combination sounded delightful.
In fact, it is quite delightful. There is a juicy fruitiness that is more earthy than sweet. There are light floral notes from the jasmine that are tempered by the spice of sandalwood. It is very well balanced and I loved spraying it on my wrist. There is something clean and fresh about it, and yes, something a little powerful.
My only problem is that it doesn’t last long. You have an hour, two tops before the scent fades. I don’t know if that is meant to be a metaphor or not. I do know that I like the perfume and despite the fading scent, I will consider this a possibility for a full purchase. It is a scent I wouldn’t wear to work expecting a full day of wear out of it, but something I would keep in my purse to spritz as I was leaving the building to meet someone or just before I left the house for dinner out. I think the scent would be fine for a dinner out actually as it stays close to the skin instead of spreading out to clash with the scent of the meal.
Name and description aside, it is a very seductive scent.
But then again, they say power is seductive too.
I may wear this out, but I think I would also wear it for a night in. It’s just that sort of scent.