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Romano Ricci, the self-described offbeat dandy of the perfume world, only used one element—Cetalox—to create this minimalist perfume. Even if you've never heard of it, you've undoubtedly picked up its scent. Used as a back note in thousands of fragrances, Cetalox (a synthetic substitute for grey amber) takes center stage in Not a Perfume. The result is elegant, pure, spicy, and completely allergen-free.
I've never been able to judge whether I will like a perfume from reading other's reviews. That said, this one is interesting, a very woodsy, musky scent. Definitely reminds me of fall and winter. I'm sure others have said it, but it smells similar to Dolce and Gabana Light Blue - that perfume definitely has this note in it. I found it a bit strong for my taste, but did like that it lasted on my skin for a very long time.3
I love this scent! I received a sample in my Birchbox and have used it almost every day after that. I am not really one for perfumes and have never used a perfume regularly before this one. Often they seem too chemical to me, or just smell fake. The scent is amazing- subtle, more low notes, and it definitely works well on me. I purchased the full size not long after getting the sample and I am very happy with it. The packaging is pretty and the bottle itself is white, which I appreciate as that helps protect the perfume from light/sun etc.5
The only reason I can't give it five stars is because I still have residual guilt for spending over $100 on perfume but I'm so in love with this scent.
Basic, but beautiful.
These are all things that came to mind when I received the sample in my Birchbox. After several days of wearing it and sniffing my wrist ever 10 minutes, I had to break down for the full size.
Love the scent! Long lasting! And perfect for putting in my purse and spraying when needed! Definitely recommend! I may have to purchase a full size bottle!5
The smell of this perfume is just amazing. I received so many compliments while wearing it. I'm hoping my hubby will buy me another for Christmas this year :) I love that it is just one ingredient. It is very fresh and light and I don't feel like I'm wearing a heavy scent.5
My favorite scent sample by far that I've received through birchbox. The scent lasts for hours. I really can't wait to purchase it.5
I fell in love with the sample I received. Unfortunately, the full-sized product is about 1/10th the strength of the sample and has a slightly different scent. I even exchanged it for another bottle in the hopes that the first bottle was defective. What a bummer. I don't fall in love with many scents.1
This has to be one of my favorite products I've gotten from Birchbox. Juliette has a Gun does have a minimalist scent, but lasts almost all day. I received many compliments on the smell at work and out with friends. I will most likely be getting the full-sized bottle, since it seemed like the perfect perfume for early autumn outings.5
I really enjoyed this fresh, clean scented fragrance. It reminded me of a crisp fall day. While I enjoyed it, it was a little too strong for me and I ended up re-gifting to my mom. She loves it!3
This scent is just "okay". I am a nurse and we aren't supposed to wear perfume because of possible patient allergies. I was excited to test out a non-allergenic scent.
At first I thought it smelled too much like an old lady. Not bad necessarily, but not something my 31 year old self would want to wear. After about 15 minutes though, it morphs from an old lady smell to a Christmas smell. Think walking into a gift shop during the holiday season when there's not really a discernible scent in the air other than "Christmas". Green, yet warm?
Too expensive of an investment for not being mad keen on the scent.