It’s a little early in the morning to be talking about perfumes that smell like orgasms. But let’s just get right into what is not only on the list of best perfume for sex, but the scent of after the sex.
Marc Atlan commissioned Bertrand Duchafour to concoct this brew, inspired by the body fluid and desire from women before they climax. You know, had I read this and not seen Bertrand attached to it, I would have laughed it off. When I saw the price – $1,000 for a 10 ml bottle, only 100 made, I guffawed. But Bertrand? Well, geez! He does best perfume smut so well, even if you can’t always wear it. And then I read Tom’s Review, and I know he’s fonder of skank than I am, but smooth luxury skank?
Oh, hell yeah! Anyone remember or smell Humanity that was issued after “Perfume” was released? Tom shipped it to me in two bags, I put it in 3-4 bags when I sent it to March, and we all got alarming looks from the postman when they delivered that package, it reeked. Revolting stuff, smelled like the edge of central park or some streets of Paris – piss and something darker. That’s sitting at the bottom of it, twitching its tail. On the top is the sweetish smell of skin, slightly sharp with sweat, but not reeking. Sweat, milk, pee, skin. And somehow it works. Their aim or their result, can’t tell which, is repulsion and addiction, and they achieved it. I’m completely repulsed by this – not just the price tag – but also completely entranced. I can’t stop sniffing it.
So I can absolutely pee (sticking with the theme of course) all over their price tag and exclusivity, but if we just want to say did they achieve what they set out to do, the answer is yes. Duchafour made this work, and he’s a genius. That doesn’t mean I’d head off to the office in it. But one drop is more than plenty. More than that, you do at your own risk. Whether it’s worth it to you, who knows. I don’t know that I’d pay that much for it. I admire skank, but I don’t wear it enough to justify that price tag. But if you love your skank and like it fairly repulsive wrapped up in smooooooth luxurious skin, and you have a spare 1k to kick to the curb, this could be for you. I’m pretty sure I’d wear this out, it’s so laid over with that skin aroma that the repulsion is buried only to the closest of noses, and I’m not even freaking out about getting it on my Loro Piana scarf, which is the true test of a fragrance that I’d wear. i don’t know, maybe I’d wear it more than I think.
My biggest complaint? The packaging. FFS, it’s a $1,000 perfume, and it comes in a little wood box, not even teak or walnut, wrapped in a fairly plain little fabric bag. The bottle is fine, but nothing special. I mean, couldn’t you have sprung for some Murani Crystal? lalique? Baccarat? It’s a grand, make it scream exclusivity by the way it looks. I’m peeved by that. At the top of the Best Perfume for Sex List? Almost maybe, but it has a special position just for best perfume to empty your wallet.