Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Miss Charming description
Picture yourself enjoying a long ramble down an old country road, with bursting, ripe blackberry and raspberry bushes, their skins warmed to a juicy sheen by the afternoon sun slanting through a canopy of arching trees. You pass an old farmhouse garden layered with rose bushes that flop over from the weight of their wet and redolent petals.
Juliette Has a Gun’s Miss Charming is a summertime stroll in rural New England, where every scent is woozy and deep, and the sun’s rays are like liquid syrup dripping down from the treetops.
The opening is a big straw basket of red and black fruits, with maybe a rogue plum or two pinched from over a fence. The fruit is intensely ripe and thick, a warm liqueur that completely coats the Moroccan roses in the heart. But the dark, wild fruit notes dissipate after a few minutes and are replaced by a soft, feminine, and translucent floral rose bouquet.
The roses open one by one until the white musk in the base wraps them up in a blanket of tea-like facets, allowing them to dry and turn appealingly astringent. This tea “accord” continues for several minutes in the drydown, for an introspective and austere end to a jammy, riotously ripe fragrance.
Miss Charming is a textural delight as it develops. Once again, Juliette Has a Gun puts as much attention into the fabric of this fragrance as they do in the strength of the individual notes. The mason jar filled with fruit preserves that the opening offers, through the delicate, pale rose petals in the heart, then ending everything on a perfect virtual cup of tea. This is the backroads beckoning to you from out of a perfume bottle, warm sun shining overhead and the dust kicking up under your sandals. Tuck it into your picnic basket and let it’s warmth coax all the best berries out from the prickly brambles as you pass by.