Freak, Illamasqua’s first fragrance


TOP NOTES: Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion.

HEART NOTES: Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom, caress and kiss.

BASE NOTES: Aromas of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh, addictively mesmerises and captures the senses.

Flitting playfully from floral to a woody balsamic, the rich and exotic opening notes of Black Davana casts a magical spell of desire across the senses. This compelling burnt orange bloom base is highly prized the world
over for its ability to enhance the wearer’s natural perfume. The subtle mustiness of Poison Hemlock haunts the background tone of Freak, adding alluring depths of mystery. Datura, the Moonflower, an intoxicating scent that has long been used as a heady aphrodisiac. The exquisitely rare Queen of the Night blooms fleetingly for a single night each year, and completes this daringly provocative concoction with its warm, soft floral scent touched with sweetness.

I want one!

Juliette Has A Gun, you are now mine!

I was at Shangri-la Rustan’s this afternoon with my mom. She was browsing for fragrances and almost had me convinced to got another bottle of Juicy Couture perfume. Thank goodness I glanced at the next counter and my eyes fell on familiar-looking packagings. An electric current ran through my body as I realized that I was looking at bottles of Juliette Has A Gun, a perfume line I was pining for. I didn’t even know how they smelled but the packaging and titles killed me.

I immediately went to that counter and asked for a smell. There were only 2 scents: Lady Vengeance and Miss Charming. The guy told me that they’re selling it for a discounted price because they’re about to pull out the brand from Rustan’s. I think it’s because it’s not selling well. Boo! From P3,000 Rustan’s is now selling a 100 ml eau de parfum for P1,950. You bet I was thrilled!

I sprayed each scent on separate wrists to know which scent suits me better. I decided on the more masculine Lady Vengeance. The scent is distinct and unique. Miss Charming is also good but quite forgettable. I have a bottle of perfume which smells similar to it but I don’t remember what perfume it is. Still, I might stock up on Juliette Has A Gun perfumes before Rustan’s take them off the shelves.


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Naughty Alice by Vivienne Westwood



Vivienne Westwood will launch her newest fragrance this October. Bruno Javanonic created this sensual scent based on florientals, black rose and carnal violet with warm ylang ylang.

“Naughty Alice is a sensual and audacious new fragrance inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s playful and highly creative imaginary universe. Sexy, musky yet comforting, Naughty Alice enlivens the senses and is the perfect example of modern femininity. The fragrance transports you to a sensual dream world where everything is possible and your adventurous curiosity can be unleashed. This chic feminine and provocative new floriental perfume leaves you with a naughty twinkle in the eye.”

I love the packaging. I’ll have this in my collection definitely.