Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Lady Vengeance description
Why mince words? Juliette Has a Gun’s Lady Vengeance does what it says on the label – it is a potent and feminine scent with enough steel and sensuality in it to make any poor slob wish he had done something different. And as vengeance is a dish best served cold, the rose note in this perfume is absolutely frigid; the petals are frozen solid, with only the razor-sharp thorns gouging through the ice.
Lady Vengeance is appropriately minimal in its composition – the ice sculptured rose note is backed by golden vanilla and patchouli, and each note is simultaneously an invitation and a warning. The golden tones of the vanilla promise a sweet, adoring time to be had by whoever wins your heart, while the patchouli states quite bluntly it ain’t gonna be that easy to do, friend.
This perfume says so much emotionally without needing much to do so – the longer you wear it, the more you’ll understand the complicated message it sends out. The rose is the centerpiece (as always with this line), and even though its bloom has been encased in blue-white ice, the other supporting notes are added from the warmest end of the scent spectrum.
The secret message of Lady Vengeance is that, with time, their combined heat will break through the protective chill so the petals reach the sun again. Lady Vengeance tells a story of romantic love winning against all odds, even when it’s nowhere close to admitting it. This fragrance will be your sword and shield after a nasty breakup, when you’re done with moping around the house and are done binge-watching TV shows featuring women who own guns.
The floral tones are bright, slightly green and young, and their natural softness can still be felt from a distance, as the rich vanilla rises up around them, coaxing them to unfurl one petal at a time.
The heart of Lady Vengeance is when the emotional tide begins to turn. The vanilla and patchouli are much more present, curling around the stem of the rose to melt the ice slowly, and their sweet/spicy tandem only adds more mystery to the floral display. There is less anger and regret, and more curiosity opening up in the perfume, even a playful side as the rose is able to bloom in its full complexity.
The drydown is mostly vanilla and patchouli, with cautious flashes of the rose peeking through. There’s another saying: “Living well is the best revenge.” Wear this perfume not to get over your old and busted past, but to welcome the sweet, daring future and the man dying to meet you there.