A Lab On Fire Freckled and Beautiful was just released in 2020, created by David Apel. This is a brand that has never really gotten my attention. Not sure why, I’m not even really remembering smelling them beyond going, oh, that’s nice!
Then in stumbles A Lab On Fire Freckled and Beautiful. The brief on it, name and inspiration made me sorta cringe. Young in LA, don’t really care, don’t need to smell like that.
March and I found this perfume years ago that was cheap as dirt and had chestnut and vetiver in it. Wickle. We both were madly in love with it – here’s the link, it was in our evil genius post.
Then a Lab on Fire Freckled and Beautiful was uncapped, sprayed on, and I was about to go do something else, and I just stopped cold. Lord. Notes orange flower, neroli, honeysuckle, warm milk, pastry, salicylates, sandalwood, vanilla bean and heliotrope. I know, no chestnuts, but is smells like roasted chestnuts and buttery croissants. The pastry and milknotes? It is unbelievably cozy, warm and just as toasty beautiful as it could be. I had no idea Freckled and Young would smell like this. I used to be freckled and young, and I did not smell like this. Though it does capture a warm baby skin scent, I’m thinking, or some approximation of what that should be.
I am embarrassed about how much of this I have sprayed on myself in the last two days. Byredo Gypsy Water and Hermessence Vetiver Tonka are addictive for me in the same way.
I love the smell or Freckled and Beautiful, it makes me happy and relaxed and at peace with everything. That’s a hard thing to come by sometimes and especially more so in 2020.
Now, I could talk about A Lab on Fire A Blvd Called Sunset, which Roucel did, and I really love it too, but naw, another day. I just want to let Freckled and Beautiful have their own Post Day in the Sun.
So yes! Two samples drawn at random for commenters, and I’ll toss in the other A Lab on Fire new release, A Blvd. Called Sunset – it is super gorgeous, it just has to wait.
Do you have an addictive perfume? One that just hits all the right cozy brain synapses and makes you warm and happy?