Juliette Has a Gun, a renowned fragrance brand founded by Romano Ricci, invites you into a world where femininity meets audacity, elegance blends with rebellion, and traditional perfumery gets a modern twist. With its unconventional approach to fragrance creation, Juliette Has a Gun has captivated perfume enthusiasts and fashion-forward individuals alike. In this ultimate guide, I delve into the captivating universe of the Juliette Has a Gun perfume range, uncovering the olfactory gems that have redefined contemporary perfumery.
Join me on a fragrant journey as I explore each of the 22 exquisite scents that make up the Juliette Has a Gun perfume range. From the iconic Not a Perfume to the alluring Lady Vengeance, I’ll dive into the distinct personalities and olfactory profiles that set each fragrance apart.
Whether you’re a long-time fan of Juliette Has a Gun or a newcomer to the brand, this ultimate guide is your key to unlocking the enchanting world of their perfume range. Immerse yourself in the intoxicating aromas, daring combinations, and artistic expressions that have made Juliette Has a Gun a force to be reckoned with in the fragrance industry.
|Perfume||Release||Main Fragrance Notes|
|Miss Charming||2006||Rose, Lychee, Strawberry, Musk|
|Lady Vengeance||2006||Rose, Patchouli|
|Citizen Queen||2008||Aldehyde, Powder, Iris|
|Calamity J.||2009||Animal scent, Amber, Cinnamon|
|Midnight Oud||2009||Oud, Saffron, Rose|
|Not A Perfume||2010||Ambroxan|
|Vengance Extreme||2011||Patchouli, Rose, Lavender|
|Romantica||2011||Rose, Iris, Patchouli, Musk|
|Mad Madame||2012||Castoreum, Moss, Patchouli, Rose|
|Anyway||2013||Lime, Ambroxan, Neroli|
|Gentlewoman||2015||Lavender, Neroli, Bergamot|
|Another Oud||2015||Oud, Raspberry|
|Mmmm…||2016||Raspberry, Caramel, Vanilla|
|Moscow Mule||2017||Lime, Ginger, Musk|
|Sunny Side Up||2017||Coconut, Sandalwood|
|Not A Perfume Superdose||2019||Catalox|
|Vanilla Vibes||2019||Vanilla, Salt|
|Musc Invisible||2020||Musc, Cotton|
|Lipstick Fever||2020||Violet, Raspberry, Iris|
|Pear Inc||2021||Ambroxan, Pear|
|Lili Fantasy||2021||Tuberose, Jasmine, Chewing Gun|
|Magnolia Bliss||2022||Magnolia, Ambroxan, Nectarine|
|Ego Stratis||2022||Aquatic, Blueberry, Musk, Citrus|
|Lust For Sun||2023||Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Ambroxan|
Table of Contents
- Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume vs Not A Perfume Superdose
- Juliette Has A Gun Lady Vengeance vs Vengeance Extreme
- Juliette Has A Gun Lust For Sun
- Juliette Has A Gun Ego Stratis
- Juliette Has A Gun Magnolia Bliss
- Juliette Has A Gun Lili Fantasy
- Juliette Has A Gun Pear Inc
- Juliette Has A Gun Lipstick Fever
- Juliette Has A Gun Musc Invisible
- Juliette Has A Gun Vanilla Vibes
- Juliette Has A Gun Sunny Side Up
- Juliette Has A Gun Moscow Mule
- Juliette Has A Gun Mmmm…
- Juliette Has A Gun Anyway
- Juliette Has A Gun Gentlewoman
- Juliette Has A Gun Miss Charming
- Juliette Has A Gun Citizen Queen
- Juliette Has A Gun Calamity J.
- Juliette Has A Gun Midnight Oud
- Juliette Has A Gun Another Oud
- Juliette Has A Gun Romantica
- Juliette Has A Gun Mad Madame
- Juliette Has A Gun Body & Home Products
- Juliette Has A Gun Perfumes FAQs
Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume vs Not A Perfume Superdose
Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume must be the brand’s most famous scent.
The perfume has earned its fame through a very simple formula which is simply the man-made scent of Ambroxan, accompanied by a slightly ambery note called catalox.
The scent is clean and evokes a very ‘human’ feeling, that is, it’s a scent which reminds you of skin.
Ambroxan can have a slightly different scent on different people – probably because it is mixing with other products on the skin or being excreted by the skin.
Nine years after Not A Perfume was released, a new version, Not A Person Superdose, was also launched. Superdose is pretty similar to the original but instead of majoring on the Ambroxan, it focuses on the Catalox note. Catlox is animalistic, woody and ambery. It can feel a bit medicinal to some people and as I result I don’t think it’s as popular as Not A Perfume original.
Juliette Has A Gun Lady Vengeance vs Vengeance Extreme
The other perfumes which Juliette Has A Gun is known for are the two Vengeance fragrances.
Lady Vengeance was one of their first perfumes and has reminded popular. Both the Vengeance perfumes have strong patchouli notes; Lady Vengeance also majors on rose making it reminiscent of some of the Miss Dior perfumes.
Vengeance Extreme is a stronger, deeper and sexier scent. The patchouli and rose are still main notes but an aromatic lavender and musk also feature.
Both perfumes are good for lasting and can be layered with each other.
I’d recommend Lady Vengeance for the day and Vengeance Extreme for night.
Juliette Has A Gun Lust For Sun
Juliette Has A Gun Lust For Sun is another summer fragrance creation which in my view has a lot of similarities to Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal. This is a floral fragrance with lots of Ylang-Ylang and Jasmine, I also get a fresh Bergamot opening and a hint of Coconut and the signature Juliette Has A Gun Ambroxan in the dry down. The fragrance performs well and I think could be worn throughout the year, not just in summer time.
Juliette Has A Gun Ego Stratis
Juliette Has A Gun Ego Stratis is a unisex aquatic fragrance which I find to be very refreshing.
The opening note of Ego Stratis is quite masculine, with a fresh Cedar wood coming through. After a minute this is replaced by fresh Watermelon, Blueberry and the signature Juliette Has A Gun Ambroxan scent. The lasting power is good, especially for a fresh fragrance.
Although it was released in the Fall I think this is a great Summer perfume.
Juliette Has A Gun Magnolia Bliss
2022 saw the release of Juliette Has A Gun Magnolia Bliss. This pretty fragrance is inspired by the Summer of Love and has lovely floral engraving on the colourful red and yellow bottle.
The scent at first is a fruity Magnolia; which took me by surprised because I don’t usually associate fruity scents with Juliette has a Gun. The opening Nectarine and Lemon is swiftly followed by a feminine Magnolia and Peony. However, as the perfume develops the brand’s signature Ambroxan scent becomes more and more noticeable. What I really like about Magnolia Bliss is the lasting power and projection. It really is rare to find a fruity floral perfume which can be relied upon. As a result I think Magnolia Bliss is my favourite Juliette Has A Gun perfume!
Juliette Has A Gun Lili Fantasy
Lili Fantasy is the latest release from Juliette Has A Gun.
There is also a jasmine note which supports the tuberose as well as a chewing gum note. Don’t worry, Lili Fantasy doesn’t make you smell like you have just been chewing gum. Instead this unusual note adds a subtle feminine sweetness which actually works really well with the Tuberose, which I’ve always found to be a fresh floral.
Like many of the Juliette Has A Gun perfumes, Ambroxan features in the base. This helps the lasting power which is very good, as is the perfume’s projection.
Juliette Has A Gun Pear Inc
Juliette Has A Gun Pear Inc comes in a pretty transparent turquoise bottle which evokes the pear fragrance note which the perfume is named after.
In addition to a fresh and fruity pear note there is also a strong Ambroxan note (reminiscent of their Not A Perfume fragrance) as well as a musk.
The Pear is dominant in the initial minute after it’s sprayed, but soon this fades and the musky Ambroxan takes over.
I think if you like Not a Perfume, and Anyway from Juliette Has A Gun, then you’ll like this.
Juliette Has A Gun Lipstick Fever
Juliette Has A Gun Lipstick Fever is one of my favourites from the brand. It really does smell just like lipstick!
I remember the smell of lipstick always enticed me as a child before I was allowed to have lipstick of my own; it smelled so grown-up! Lipstick Fever evokes that feeling.
The ‘lipstick’ scent is created through a raspberry and violet mix. There is also an element of iris and patchouli but it’s that powdery Violet which gives it that unique make-up scent.
I personally really like perfumes which smell like make-up, check-out my video below which lists out all the perfumes which have a similar vibe.
Juliette Has A Gun Musc Invisible
There is a cotton note in the mix which is like the scent of new fluffy white towel – super comforting!
This is a classy musk and I certainly recommend it for musk fans however, in terms of value for money, The Body Shop option would be better.
Juliette Has A Gun Vanilla Vibes
As the name suggests, this is definitely a perfume for Vanilla fans. Personally, I think this is one of the best vanilla perfumes on the market.
A hint of tonka bean and sandalwood in the base help give the fragrance body, but really this is all about the vanilla.
The lasting power is excellent and I love how clean the salty note makes the vanilla; it doesn’t feel sickly or overpowering.
I think this could work for day-time or night-time and anytime of year; being comfortably warm in the winter and a hot vanilla vibe in the summer.
Juliette Has A Gun Sunny Side Up
The Coconut makes you think of vacations but the warmth of the wood and creaminess of the coconut also create a warm feel which wouldn’t be out of place in cold weather.
Juliette Has A Gun Sunny Side Up is definitely one to try if you’re a fan of Coconut fragrances. It isn’t super strong like some perfumes in the range so I’d recommend it for day time use.
Juliette Has A Gun Moscow Mule
Moscow Mule is one of my favourite Juliette Has A Gun perfumes.
After a few minutes you get a musky note which comes from the warm amaretto musk in the base.
This is refreshing and classy; ideal for hot weather.
I find it doesn’t last as long as some of the other stronger perfumes in the range. But it doesn’t perform badly at all – there is some tough competition when it comes to Juliette Has A Gun perfumes’ lasting power.
Juliette Has A Gun Mmmm…
A Vanilla and Caramel base works with the raspberry to create a real sweetness.
However, there is much more to the fragrance than the sweet Raspberry.
For me, the Heliotrope and Tuberose which are also in here come through as the fragrance develops. I find Heliotrope can be quite device; I can always smell it if it’s there in a perfume!
Juliette Has A Gun Anyway
For me, Juliette Has A Gun Anyway is the first in a pattern of releases from the brand which strongly feature Ambroxan.
Anyway starts with a fresh lime and neroli blast but this is soon replaced with the Ambroxan.
This is a man-made scent which isn’t really something we smell in nature. It’s warm and comforting and kind of smells like soft skin. It’s slightly musky and could easily be mistaken as your ‘natural scent’.
Juliette Has A Gun Gentlewoman
Gentlewoman is an aromatic scent reminiscent of Earl Gray tea.
Soft and calming lavender is accompanied by bergamot, bitter orange and neroli.
Often likened to Tom Ford Neroli Portofino (but more affordable!) this herbal soothing scent is sophisticated and nice for during the day.
Juliette Has A Gun Miss Charming
This is a pretty rose with a kick of lychee and fruits of the forest. There is a sweet Strawberry note in Miss Charming which adds an innocent and playfulness to the composition.
Feminine and indeed charming, this is a nice day time scent which has a medium musky lasting power.
Juliette Has A Gun Citizen Queen
I can see why this perfume has been discontinued by Juliette Has A Gun. It really is strong. I find that the notes they have used in the fragrance; iris, aldehyde and powdery notes can be quite old-fashioned.
If you like Chanel N.o. 5 it would be worth trying this, if you don’t then I doubt you would like Citizen Queen.
Juliette Has A Gun Calamity J.
Juliette Has A Gun Calamity J. is an unusual animalistic fragrance. They have used synthetic versions of civet and castoreum which were common in vintage fragrances when animal ingredients were used.
There is also a cinnamon note which really comes through, alongside iris and an amber patchouli.
Super strong, this amber oriental isn’t for the faint hearted.
I believe this is now discontinued but can be found here.
Juliette Has A Gun Midnight Oud
Midnight Oud was the first Oud perfume from Juliette Has A Gun. I understand that Another Oud which was released later is more popular.
I expect this is because Midnight Oud has quite a soapy rose scent which combines with a medicinal Oud note to create a fragrance which is sharp and a bit harsh.
This is definitely one of those scents which is hard to get away from; it will last on clothes for days and just one spray on the skin is enough.
Again, this is a strong high quality fragrance which isn’t for the faint hearted!
Juliette Has A Gun Another Oud
Another Oud is much simpler than its predecessor Midnight Oud.
The Oud is lighter than expected and complimented by a raspberry note which is noticeable in the opening.
This is a simple, modern and classy oriental scent.
I’d recommend Another Oud for those looking into Oud fragrances; it’s a good ‘intro’ scent.
Juliette Has A Gun Romantica
Juliette Has A Gun Romantica is a soapy rose scent which is simple and undeniably feminine.
There is a hint of Vetiver, Amber and Tonka bean in the base which help with the longevity.
Juliette Has A Gun Mad Madame
Mad Madame is another unusual scent and another one which is discontinued.
They have used Castoreum in the perfume which is a synthetic creation made to mimic the animalistic smell of a beaver…. Who wouldn’t want to smell like a beaver..?
There is a mossy and patchouli heart along with a green rose but I could never get away from the leathery animalistic scent.
Certainly a unique perfume!
Juliette Has A Gun Body & Home Products
Juliette Has A Gun Perfumes FAQs
What is special about Juliette Has a Gun?
Juliette Has a Gun is a niche fragrance brand which make unique and long lasting fragrances. It was created by the grandson of famous perfumer Nina Ricci.
What does Juliette Has a Gun not a perfume smell like?
Juliette Has a Gun Not A Perfume smells of ambroxan. What does ambroxan smell like? Well, this man-made synthetic scent is warm and ambery with a cashmere feel. Ambroxan is great for lasting
Why is it called Juliette Has a Gun?
Juliette Has a Gun is named after the Juliette in Shakespeare’s play Romeo & Juliette. Juliette’s ‘gun’ is a metaphor for her perfume which is her 21st century weapon of seduction.
Is Juliette Has a Gun a luxury brand?
Yes, Juliette Has a Gun is a luxury brand. Their fragrances retail for over £100 for a 100ml Eau de Parfum and are only sold in certain luxury boutiques and department stores.
What kind of scent is Juliette Has a Gun?
The Juliette Has a Gun perfumes tend to have a lot of the ambroxan perfume note in. This is a musky, creamy scent which blends really well with the skin. Ambroxan is also amazing for lasting power which means most Juliette Has a Gun perfumes have great projection and longevity.