In the enchanting world of perfumery, where scents are meticulously crafted to evoke emotion, memory, and sensation, some fragrances defy convention and invite us to explore uncharted olfactory territories. While the classics like rose, lavender, and vanilla continue to captivate our senses, it’s the daring and distinctive perfumers who have ventured into the realm of the extraordinary that truly pique our curiosity. These creators have sought inspiration in the weird, the whimsical, and the unexpected, transforming unusual ingredients into aromatic masterpieces. In this olfactory odyssey, we will journey beyond the ordinary and immerse ourselves in the intriguing world of weird perfume notes. From earthy petrichor to the smokiness of burnt rubber, from the metallic tang of blood to the green lushness of algae, these peculiar elements give birth to scents that challenge our perceptions and redefine the boundaries of what a fragrance can be. Join me as we unveil the enigmatic allure of weird perfume notes, where the unusual becomes art and the unexpected is a source of fascination.
|Moschino Toy 2 Bubble Gum||2021||Candied Fruits, Bubblegum, Peach, Lemon|
|Modern Muse Rouge Gloss||2016||Sour Cherry, Carrot Seeds, Pink Pepper Vinyl, Vanilla, Styrax and Labdanum|
|YSL Parisienne||2009||Blackberry, Cranberry and Vinyl, Rose, Violet and Peony Vetiver|
|Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nile||2005||Grapefruit, Green Mango, Tomato and Carrot, Bulrush, Orange, Hiacynth, Musk, Iris, Incense, Labdanum and Cinnamon|
|Juliette Has A Gun Lipstick Fever||2020||Raspberry, Violet, Iris and Patchouli, Cedar and Vanilla|
|Beautiful Magnolia||2021||Magnolia Petals, Lotus, Mate, Magnolia, Gardenia, Turkish Rose and Solar Notes|
|Lady Million Fabulous||2021||Mandarin Orange, Pink Pepper, Tuberose, Solar Notes, Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang|
Moschino Toy 2 Bubble Gum
Moschino Toy 2 Bubble Gum is the perfume that inspired this video. It is a whimsical and playful fragrance that smells like bubblegum, yes literally bubblegum, it’s not minty but more like the pink hubba bubba gum (weird right!?). The opening is an explosion of vibrant citrus notes, like mandarin and Granny Smith apple, delivering a burst of youthful energy. If someone smells this on you, they would never guess it is a perfume they would just think that you were eating gum. It comes in a very unusual bottle which I have grown to like, honestly it’s a really fun & bold choice.
Modern Muse Rouge Gloss
Modern Muse Rouge Gloss by Estée Lauder is a contemporary and elegant fragrance with vinyl fragrance note in it. It opens with a burst of sweet and juicy fruits, including raspberry and pink pepper, creating an invigorating introduction. and then gives into this slightly rubbery plasticy note which is very unique. The heart unfolds into a luxurious floral bouquet with notes of rose, jasmine, and magnolia, adding depth and femininity. The base notes feature woody and creamy accords, like vanilla and patchouli, providing a warm and sensual finish.
If you are a regular reader of my blogs you would know that I love Yves Saint Laurent’s Mon Paris which is a modern version of YSL Parisienne. It is bit heavier and has that plastic note in it, I love the smell of new plastic or play dough, it reminds of lip gloss a bit. The opening is a mix of cranberry and blackberry, introducing a vibrant, fruity note. It gracefully transitions into a heart of delicate rose and violet, showcasing the romantic and feminine qualities of Paris.
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nile
Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is a green fragrance which has tomato notes in it. Tomato notes are quite green, fruity & fresh. This perfume is about reverside of nile. It’s quite unisex, they use a lot of these notes in men’s perfumes. The heart reveals the aromatic charm of carrot, reminiscent of freshly turned earth, alongside citrusy notes and incense. The dry-down is a warm blend of woody and exotic spices.
Juliette Has A Gun Lipstick Fever
Juliette Has A Gun Lipstick Fever is a fragrance that exudes sensuality and confidence. It opens with a burst of vibrant and slightly spicy rose and iris, reminiscent of a classic red lipstick. The heart reveals a creamy, powdery facet with hints of violet and vanilla, creating a warm and nostalgic aura. The base notes of patchouli and tonka bean add depth and allure. Lipstick Fever is a luxurious, feminine scent that captures the essence of vintage glamour. It boasts impressive longevity and moderate sillage, making it an alluring choice for those who appreciate a modern take on classic elegance.
Estée Lauder Beautiful Magnolia is a delicate and uplifting floral fragrance. It opens with a burst of green freshness and tart fruitiness, introducing the radiant magnolia note. The heart of the fragrance blossoms with a lush bouquet of magnolia, peony, and rose, evoking a sense of timeless elegance. The base offers a subtle warmth with soft musk and aromatic woody notes. Beautiful Magnolia captures the beauty and simplicity of the magnolia flower. It’s a versatile, daytime scent with moderate sillage and decent longevity. This fragrance is a beautiful ode to the magnolia bloom, perfect for those who appreciate classic, floral fragrances.
Lady Million Fabulous
Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million Fabulous is an opulent and seductive fragrance. It opens with vibrant, fruity notes of pink currant and tangerine, immediately captivating the senses. The heart reveals an indulgent bouquet of magnolia and jasmine, exuding femininity and luxury. The base, featuring warm vanilla and vibrant amber, adds a sensual depth to the composition. Lady Million Fabulous is a bold and captivating scent, ideal for evening wear and special occasions. With strong longevity and a noticeable sillage, it’s an attention-grabbing choice for those who seek a sumptuous and glamorous fragrance that lives up to its name.