Now, I have posted about this before, but that was more about the whole experience than a particular scent. I liked JAR, and in particular liked JAR Ferme tes Yeux. So much that I finally decided to pop for a sample from Surrender to Chance to see if it was what I remembered.
JAR lists no notes, but I do smell civet and incredibly indolic florals like lily with a touch of rot and a touch of spice as if the bouquet had been left around more than a few days too long. It’s also not a shy thing in the concentration: I can’t say that it’s a sillage monster since I haven’t worn it out of the house yet, and might not, especially in the summer heat. While it is very strong, it’s velvety smooth. My Scent Twin had the best take on it- describing it as if CB I Hate Perfume Musk and MKK got together and bred. I’ll add that the kid went to finishing school. I would think of it as a challenging scent. I would think twice about wearing it to a PTA meeting or a Confessional. Of course if you wanted to play a meeting like Joan Crawford facing down the Pepsi board (link NSFW) then this might just be for you. This kitty not only has claws, it has fangs.
Of course there’s the question of price. I’m not sure how much this one goes for- I’m sure it’s north of $500 for 30ML. I’m going to shock you by saying I think it’s worth every dime. Is a full bottle in my future? Likely not, since even with a clear Bergdorf’s card I can’t justify it- yet… That and I think I have to go to NY to get it. But, like a Chanel Couture gown or a Bugatti Veyron, I have to say that though it might be beyond my reach it makes me absurdly happy that it’s out there.
My sample of Jar Ferme tes Yeuxwas purchased from Surrender to Chance.
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