One of his lines are called “frankensmellies” and they are usually limited editions (explanation here). For this year, smell bent has brought back some, and added some new ones. They are, (in no particular order)
green patchouli: no lying here it starts off green, with what smells to me like pine and green beans and the patchouli comes in later to make it all make much more sense.
the yard next door: I get crisp night air and a hint of cucumber and musk. I wish the yard across the street smelled like this..
gardenia oud: bright gardenia and smoky, woody notes. I don’t get a lot of our out of it. The gardenia is lovely, but you might get told to go home and wash if you wear this one to the office. I like that.
jasmine tobacco: now were talking! really lovely jasmine and a light uncured tobacco note. I want to fill the pool with it.
cocoa rose: very close to the vest rose with a hint of bitter cocoa. Not my thing at all.
florist’s fridge: totally giggle-inducing. Growing up, one of my parent’s besties were florists. My dad was BFF with the husband and my mom BFF with the wife. They had a florist in our town and huge greenhouses on their farm in the next town over. Their kids were older than me by a couple of years (one of them tried with moderately disastrous results to try to teach me to pilot a snowmobile. Which likely cemented the idea in my brain that I should move someplace where snow is only viewed on distant mountain that I should pilot a Cadillac.) In any case, the first sniff of this and I was standing in front of the open door of the case of that icebox in Hatfield: the frigid air pregnant with the scent of orchids and hyacinth and stock. all out of season. It’s brilliant, it’s a tone poem, it’s performance art. Is it wearable? Yes, Totally.
The fankensmellies can be had in travel sizes for $6.50, 50ML sprays for $45 or $225 for all six, but being limited, they won’t be around forever. My samples were provided by Brent. Image: smell bent.