Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Not a Perfume description
How clean is too clean? Or how fresh can fresh get? For those of us who love a crisp olfactive profile over heady spices or dramatic florals, is there one perfume that is perfectly sheer, smooth and sophisticated?
Yes, and Juliette Has a Gun makes it. Let us introduce you to Not a Perfume, a scent so immaculately clean that it’s made from only one note: ambroxan, which is a woody/musky synthetic (non-allergenic) aromachemical.
Not a Perfume is a subtle skin scent that only asks to do one thing, and one thing quite well: smell amazing for a long, long time. There’s no big, bouncy citrus here, or flouncy florals in the heart. Just a serene, light and dry musky note that floats on your skin for hours, as if you’ve just finished being pampered within an inch of your life at a luxurious spa. We’re talking uber-clean, and forever fresh, like your skin’s been polished until its glow could be seen from space.
Not a Perfume is also very comforting in its simplicity. If you secretly love the smell of your lover’s warm skin in the morning before you get out of bed, Not a Perfume will keep that yummy scent handy wherever you go. Ditto if you’re the kind of person who enjoys huffing the thick, plush white towels at an expensive resort hotel before you use them. (or say, try to make it out the front door with them in your luggage.)
Not a Perfume brings fragrance back down to its raw essentials, and then even further down to its barest essence. Ambroxan is usually used in perfumery as a supporting note, one that makes other notes shine around it, but truth be told, it shines fairly brightly here in the spotlight as well. Feel free to layer it with other, more complicated scents to create your own custom blend, or simply allow it time to do what it does best: make your skin feel as fresh and clean as a perfume possibly can. Either way, Not a Perfume is a uniquely addicting anti-perfume that’s worthy of checking out if you’re a super-fan of skin scents.