Aaaaaannnnd, the red-soled shoe purveyor is in the perfume market with three new releases – Trouble in Heaven, Tornade Blond and Bikini Questa Sera. You know, I don’t want to be critical right off the bat, but do these names just seem wrong from a shoe designer that sells heels for close to 1k a pair?
Okay, I’ll move on, but only like an inch to the price. $275 for 80 mls – higher than Vuitton is charging. Louis Vuitton of the thousands of dollars for bags with their logo all over it. Listen, I have a used Vuitton bag or two sans logo, and they do hold up well, so not hating on them.
I feel like I’m being not just a bit bitchy about these? Then there’s the bottle. I really loved that crazy nail polish bottle Louboutin did. I never used the polish, but I keep the bottle by my bedside if I need to stab someone attacking me in the middle of the night. Excellent and stylish defensive weapon.
These bottles are just kinda Las Vegas? I mean, maybe red-soled shoes are a little garish, but I always thought they were a flash of slutty panties on the bottom of your feet.
Oh, the perfumes!
Trouble in Heaven – notes of bergamot, cascalone, rose bouton, iris firabs, amber, patchouli, tonka, labdanum. This is nice, with that tonka-amberish bottom and a pretty rose-iris floral feel that eventually curls into an oriental. My favorite of the three.
Bikini Questa Sera – paradisone, green nectars, jasmin, tuberose, Austrailian sandalwood, Haitian vetiver, ambergris. This oriental opens brighter with a lighter feel and gets pretty muddy and generic. I mean, it’s okay, but it felt like it could have been anything. I hate to review with a price tag in mind, but this felt more like a generic release than something that supports that kind of price tag.
Tornade Blond – rhubarb, violet leaves, ambrette, cassis, Bulgarian rose, jasmine sambac, orange flower, firnat, gardenia, ambergris, cedarwood, Australian sandalwood, patchouli. A chypre that on me veered a little powdery. Longer into the drydown,I liked it a lot more and would definitely wear it, even though it seems pretty muddied – it’s a pretty muddied!
Listen, I’m trying here, but I’m having a hard time. They aren’t awful, they aren’t inspired, and maybe I’m just wanting too much from the company that flashed a pip of red on the sole of a high heel.
Yeah, okay, sorry, that was not very informative. I’ve seen some reviews on Fragrantica where people really loved them – maybe it’s just me? So let’s give away some sample sets so you can find out for yourself. I’ll do three of them. Just drop a comment to be entered.
I do have some winners from two weeks ago for the Louis Vuittong sample set. Okay, winners are –chelembound, callie and bostonscentguy, Just click on Drop Us a Note at the top, send me an e-mail, remind me of what you won and get me your mailing address. I’ll send you a quick e-mail to let you know I got your e-mail and it didn’t land in a spam filter and then get it on the way to you. I only check Posse e-mail like once a week, so it can take a few days sometimes to respond there – which reminds me I need to go check that e-mail box.