Hey Hey POSSEEEEEE! Portia Turbo from AustralianPerfumeJunkies and super excited to be here today. Only a week away from leaving Sydney for LA to meet the POSSE in person for our SCENTSACTION Bus Tour of fragrant sniffing and mental madness. I can’t wait to get there. One of the highlights of the tour for me is meeting the uber sexy Chairman of Smell Bent, Brent Leonesio. He is doing a special Trunk Show for us, honestly I don’t know what that means, what is a Trunk Show? Will he be wearing SWIM TRUNKS?? They better have a TASER or cattle prod to keep me off him if he is because this young man is SMOKING HOT!! Don’t believe me? Check this then…
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Smell Bent Latest Release
Right, now we have the drool-fest out of the way, let’s talk perfume and comics. Yes COMICS!! Brent has collaborated with Andrew Herman to produce a Comic Book. It’s a first in a very long series I hope because the story is GRIPPING!! All about the Scent Police against an underground Scent Mafia/Superhero Crew who I hope are going to save the world from scent dreck, regulations, lies, corruption and regenerate the fragrant world using naturals and aromachemicals to create AH MAY ZING scents. Well it hasn’t got that far yet but I am seriously hoping it will. Here is the cover of the initial installment, you may also get a Smell Bent Resistance Charter Member Card which is a gateway to special privileges………
The new fragrance launched in conjunction with the Comic Book is call Sweet Tyranny. You can see why I like it, take the first Y out and you have… YAY! Sweet Tranny
From Smell Bent: Our first double deluxe, ultra-premium perfume. Crafted around creamy orris root and natural Indian sandalwood, two of the most beautiful ingredients available. A little bit fancier perhaps, but still quintessentially smell bent!
Featured notes: Orris root with fresh orange, incense, aged patchouli, Indian sandalwood, bourbon vanilla, vetiver and authoritarian musk
A fresh, cool citric opening wafts delicately around me as soon as I spritz, this is the most elegant of the Smell Bent offerings I’ve tried and if it was a little more sweet gourmand could easily pass as a Guerlain. As the fragrance warms on my skin the orange becomes slightly spicier and heats beautifully, I can’t pick notes out but there is a fatty, buttery, sensual something that I LOVE!! The citrus stays for a long time weaving through, peeking out unexpectedly, running away to hide again. I don’t know what orris root should smell like alone but I was expecting a more aloof scent, this is friendly and engaging and I think quite alluring. Sweet Tyranny has very moderate projection after the first hour, not skin scent but a soft focus halo of fragrance. The sandalwood/patchouli/musk are so well submerged within each other that I can’t pick them as separates but I do get some vanilla wafting up, I like this fragrance very much and could imagine gifting it to a few of my friends too, if my Mum was still alive I think this would definitely have been on the Mother’s Day list of presents this year.
Something else I like about Smell Bent is their idea that all the money should be spent on the juice and the bottle doesn’t need to be glamorous. Cool!
If you buy Sweet Tyranny 50ml for $90 you will also get the Comic Book for FREE! at the Smell Bent Site (<<<JUMP)
The Resistance Sample Pack
From Smell Bent: The Freedom Fighters. The Good Guys. The ones who always save the day. Smell as you read along! Includes 6 travels sprays of the smell bent resistance characters, complete with special edition labels featuring new artwork by illustration collaborator Andrew Herman.
Includes 4ml sprays of Mirror Ball, Werewolf Lumberjack, Short Fuse, FIZZZZZ, She-Wolf and Frankensmellie S13#310*
Maybe you know Smell Bent and some of their fragrances? Here is a sampler set of a few of the most favored frags, the top of the hit parade as it were. I have all of these already except the Frankinsmellie and FIZZZZZ. I’ve been known to put Werewolf Lumberjack under a poorly reformulated vintage favourite to plump up the funk factor, it works especially well with the current Opium, Chanel No 5, Joy and Dune: and I like it with modern Femme by Rochas also. Short Fuse is a wonderful incense fragrance that lasts well on my often scent hungry skin and She Wolf is a sweet fruity musk. I have Mirror Ball somewhere but I only dimly remember that it wasn’t particularly working on my skin, not everything will.
This great sampler set is only $30 at the Smell Bent Site (<<<JUMP)
SMELL BENT GIVEAWAY
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
1 x Resistance Sample Pack = 4ml sprays of Mirror Ball, Werewolf Lumberjack, Short Fuse, FIZZZZZ, She-Wolf and Frankensmellie S13#310
P&H Anywhere in the world
Brent has kindly offered us a sample set for one lucky reader! WOW!
HOW DO YOU WIN?
Open to everyone worldwide
You must jump over to the SmellBentSite and pick a fragrance and size and leave them in your comment, there are enough frags and sizes so that about 150 of you can enter!! NO DOUBLE UPS!!
Tweet: @OzPerfumeJunkie @PerfumePosse SMELLBENT GIVEAWAY http://wp.me/p2Ptth-3Z5
Entries Close Sunday 5th May 2013 9pm AusEST and winners will be announced in a separate post then.
Winners will be chosen by putting names on same sized papers, folded similarly, put on a tray and TSO Jin will pick them. He doesn’t even stop watching TV to do it usually.
The winners will have till Wednesday 8th May 2013 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or I will give the prize to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.
And because you have made it all the way down the page here is a last look at the most beautiful perfumer I’ve yet seen, Brent Leonesio. YUMMY!! YUMMY!! YUMMY!!
If you liked this why not drop in to AustralianPerfumeJunkies where we are celebrating our first 150,000 views with a giveaway there too!
Till next week, take care and waft fragrantly,
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