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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.
This isn't the first time, or the last, Juliette Has a Gun bucks the traditional means of creating a fragrance. However, it isn't the first attempt to use a single note, most specifically ambroxan. What you get is a clean and crisp scent that has a masculine/feminine identity. While I enjoy it, I personally worked as an assistant in a chemistry lab during my junior year of college. I worked with sweet smelling chemicals to bitter, smell destructive compounds. I guess it's niche to stand out, but this fragrance fades faster than it takes someone to look up ambrox. It's not until you see the price tag that you realize what's happening - this really isn't a perfume, it's a joke. The cost that goes into making this chemical, and the tacky flacon its stored in, doesn't justify paying nearly $100.1
I was not a fan of the scent at all. I even tried giving it to my family and they didn't want it. I can't even discribe what it smells like.1
This "not a fragrance" was way too fragrant. I was a bit nervous when I noticed that it contained only one ingredient–a synthetic molecule used in other fragrances–and cautiously sprayed some into my shower, rather than onto my person. What a mistake! The scent lingered, and was pretty strong, for at least 24 hours, even with running the bathroom fan sometimes, and running my air filter all the time.1
I received this sample in a birch box and I was very disappointed. While fresh the smell is almost non existent.1
This is deff not for me. I found it foul and even thought it smelled cheap! I understand why Juliette had a gun... If I smelled like that, I would need a gun too:-)
SMELLS SO BAD !!!! would never recommend this or want this1
The issue I had with this fragrance was not so much the scent, even though it isn't my cup of tea, but how potent it was. I spritzed it in the air in my bathroom, with a fan running, to get a sniff, and it filled my apartment. Then the smell sat in my bathroom for about 24 hours. I would not buy this product.1
I'm a big perfume junkie. But couldn't stand this one. My friend was there when I opened my box; I offered it to her, but she didn't like it either. It smells more like a cleaning agent than perfume. Not a great thing to smell like, unless your into that sort of thing.1
I had high hopes for this perfume but unfortunately it's too musky and earthy for me. I prefer sweeter perfumes. So if you like the musk/earthy smell this will be great for you.1
I really didn't like the smell of this sample. Won't be purchasing.1