smell bent, that LA-based purveyor of fun and inexpensive scents I am pretty much a bog fan of has released a limited “remix project”, where they’ve taken three of their classic scents and switched things out, giving them what the call the “DJ Treatment”
Sunshine Mama’s Spiced Tea opens with black tea and orange. It’s like the eye-opening first slug of tea in the morning while you’re spreading your toast with marmalade. Spices join in later, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. To continue if not belabor the metaphor, it’s the oatmeal after the orange juice. I like it a lot.
Tok’Yo Mama Fizzzzz calls itself a fizzy citrus soda and it is. I don’t know if it’s the yuzu or what but the opening on this realy does smell like one of those lemony sodas made in Italy that Trader Joe’s sells. It’s so crisp and fresh and delightful the only way it could be better is if it came on ice with some Gin.
My favorite was Debonair Eau Dandy, which reminded me of Eau Sauvage. But the Eau Sauvage of the 70’s when I was a kid and first smelled it. It’s a little brighter and a bit more raucous and isn’t a carbon copy. But it does have real actual oakmoss and smells like it, and that’s good enough for me.
All of these are available from smellbent.com, I prefer the sprays, which are $45 for 50ML. My samples came from the perfumer.