Best Perfumes for Sex – Marc Atlan Petite Mort

Best perfume for SexIt’s a little early in the morning to be talking about perfumes that smell like orgasms.  But let’s just get right into what  is not only on the list of best perfume for sex, but the scent of after the sex.

Marc Atlan commissioned Bertrand Duchafour to concoct this brew, inspired by the body fluid and desire from women before they climax.  You know, had I read this and not seen Bertrand attached to it, I would have laughed it off. When I saw the price – $1,000 for a 10 ml bottle, only 100 made, I guffawed.  But Bertrand?  Well, geez!  He does best perfume smut so well, even if you can’t always wear it.  And then I read Tom’s Review, and I know he’s fonder of skank than I am, but smooth luxury skank?

Oh, hell yeah!  Anyone remember or smell  Humanity that was issued after “Perfume” was released?  Tom shipped it to me in two bags, I put it in 3-4 bags when I sent it to March, and we all got alarming looks from the postman when they delivered that package, it reeked. Revolting stuff, smelled like the edge of central park or some streets of Paris – piss and something darker.  That’s sitting at the bottom of it, twitching its tail. On the top is the sweetish smell of skin, slightly sharp with sweat, but not reeking.  Sweat, milk, pee, skin.  And somehow it works. Their aim or their result, can’t tell which, is repulsion and addiction, and they achieved it.  I’m completely repulsed by this – not just the price tag – but also completely entranced.  I can’t stop sniffing it.

So I can absolutely pee (sticking with the theme of course) all over their price tag  and exclusivity, but if we just want to say did they achieve what they set out to do, the answer is yes. Duchafour made this work, and he’s a genius. That doesn’t mean I’d head off to the office in it.  But one drop is more than plenty.  More than that, you do at your own risk.  Whether it’s worth it to you, who knows. I don’t know that I’d pay that much for it.  I admire skank, but I don’t wear it enough to justify that price tag. But if you love your skank and like it fairly repulsive wrapped up in smooooooth luxurious skin, and you have a spare 1k to kick to the curb, this could be for you.  I’m pretty sure I’d wear this out, it’s so laid over with that skin aroma that the repulsion is buried only to the closest of noses, and I’m not even freaking out about getting it on my Loro Piana scarf, which is the true test of a fragrance that I’d wear. i don’t know, maybe I’d wear it more than I think.

My biggest complaint? The packaging. FFS, it’s a $1,000 perfume, and it comes in a little wood box, not even teak or walnut, wrapped in a fairly plain little fabric bag.  The bottle is fine, but nothing special.  I mean, couldn’t you have sprung for some Murani Crystal?  lalique? Baccarat?  It’s a grand, make it scream exclusivity by the way it looks.  I’m peeved by that.  At the top of the Best Perfume for Sex List?  Almost maybe, but it has a special position just for best perfume to empty your wallet.

  • anthony says:

    Hi, Patty! Great article and I hope your procedures went well. I wanted to comment on the packaging because I agree with you, but at the same time I know that while some love the By Kilian packaging, many don’t want to have to pay that much for packaging to get what’s inside. So perhaps with the simpler packaging, Atlas was sort of highlighting the preciousness of the perfume and negating any question as to which portion of the $1000 is going toward the juice and which portion to the packaging. I wonder to whom this perfume was directed. Was it wealthy women in general, perfumistas? I’d love to know who is buying this! Thanks for the write-up.

  • Marlene says:

    Reading those notes: sweat, milk, pee, skin makes me terrified that if it goes wrong, you’ve essentially bought a $1000 pair of old damp underpants stained with someone’s old Depends.

    • Marla says:

      I’m wondering if it smells like the rooms I worked in during my clinical rotation in the maternity ward?? Seems like the same olfactory mix….

    • Patty says:

      Well, it could! 🙂 But it didn’t. the pee smell is more ureic, acidy, not like pee pee. Not sure how else to say that. like the good part of the pee smell. Or the interesting part.

  • nozknoz says:

    I really want to try this, and I SHALL as soon as it shows up on TPC! Admittedly, I do see Musette’s point and would probably choose The Rock if it were that easy to order up a sample ;D

  • Erin T says:

    Wasn’t there a tag that was “Patty tries it so you don’t have to” that you filed your Serge Lutens makeup purchases under? And $100+ candles? There should be if there isn’t one. I, for one, appreciate the lengths to which you go to keep us informed.

  • minette says:

    as the happy owner of a wonderful woman’s body, i don’t see the need for this! but it’s fun to experiment, so i’m sure they had fun concocting it. maybe the aroma molecules are expensive, hence the hefty price tag? still…

    • Marla says:

      Unless it’s pure Italian Orris butter, the ingredients have nothing to do with the price tag!

    • Patty says:

      I didn’t get girl orgasm out of it at all, seriously. I don’t know why they had to attach that stuff to it, it just seems kidna stupid. It’s a great musk scent, gorgeous skin scent with some animalic undertones that make it growl at you. Hot as hell.

  • helenviolette says:

    well- thanks for filling us in my dear. sounds more fun to smell now and then than to actually wear. I am sure I will never have the chance to sniff this (but I would if money were no object!). There is some restaurant in NYC that has a $1000 hot fudge sunday….this is way less ridiculous than that!

    • Patty says:

      1k hot fudge sundae? Seriously? I’m not sure why I think that’s worse than a 1k perfume, but somehow I can’t quite figure out what ingredient would push that price tag?

  • Beth says:

    Patty best of luck! I’m never one to turn up my nose at cosmetic procedures. Well unless it’s 13 year olds talking about implants. And mothers of 13 year olds ok’ing because it will “help her self esteem”. But there’s a big difference between that and reasonable procedures to correct things that are issues. It’s personal preference, but if I have jowels swinging or am tucking my boobs into my pants, you can bet your ass I’m gonna get it lifted, sucked, moved, tilted, tucked, pulled, straightened, tightened, pushed up, whatever it takes.

    • Musette says:

      =)) on ‘tucking my boobs into my pants’ Sistah, I am SO with you on that!

      xo >-)

    • Patty says:

      Exactly! I doubt if I’d ever do even a mini facelift. Not against them, just that starts to get into extreme for me. I don’t mine pinching up this and that so I don’t look tired, but I really worry about having that “done” look. But who knows, another ten years, I might decide looking done beats looking like Gramma Wrinkles.

      I’m toying with the idea of liposuction, only because they had to suction some fat out of my side to use for under my eyes, and that one hip is noticeably slimmer now. Hmmmmmm

  • Annelie says:

    I´m definitly curious about it, but I won´t put so much effort getting it, if it comes my way I´ll gladly try it.

  • maggiecat says:

    I’m a great big wuss about skank, so fortunately I’m not een tempted (if a bit amused) by this. Good luck with your procedure Patty – I’d love to get this done myself!

    • Patty says:

      Well, so far I look goofy as hell, but that should wear off in a week or so, swelling already going down, which I chalk up to my super-nutrient alkaline diet. I will let y’all know how it turns out! If I turn out looking like Momma Elsa from The Real Housewives of Miami, I’m not going to be happy.

  • Nava says:

    Revoke my perfumista membership card, but I am so over skank. I guffawed pretty heartily when I saw the price tag; isn’t the fact that it’s only available at one location and only 100 bottles were created exclusive enough?

    • Patty says:

      It’s annoying beyond belief, everything around it. It would have been so much better if I didn’t love the smell. 🙁

  • Musette says:


    P –

    Maybe it’s too early in the day for my gnarlish thoughts and I know I’m ignoring the point of the exercise… but I’m thinking there are way mo’ betta fun and less expensive ways to achieve this 😕 I mean, it worked for Napoleon and Jo!

    Safe and successful procedures this afternoon! Personally, I think your post-surg emails would be a hoot!

    xo >-)

    • mariekel says:

      I love me some skank, so of course I am itching to try this, even though every fiber of my Bolshevik sensibility is screaming at the price tag.

      I really, really want Blepharoplasty (I am so tired of looking so tired), so I am with you, Patty. Would love some feedback about the whole thing.

    • Patty says:

      Hon, it’s really not the same. My Eau de Sex smell, while interesting, doesn’t smell like this!

  • March says:

    Lulz, I saw Tom’s review and thought, man, this sounds so spectacular! Then I got to the price tag/size and injured myself laughing. I wonder if I can get the desired effect just by not showering for a few days… (insert whistling dude emoticon here)

    Hey, post pics of your bleph later on, I want to see. 😡

    • Musette says:

      I am thinking rolling around in the sheets with the Rock for a few hours…then, unshowered (and possible filled to the gills with Krug just for the fun of it), DOING IT AGAIN! 😕 that should get the desired effect jeeeest fiiiiine! ;))

      xo >-)

      • Patty says:

        Well, not having done the Rock and Krug, but having done other, um activities that should be the same, the effect is just not the same. 🙂

    • Patty says:

      I’ll send you a drop, woman, that’s all you need. I’ve tried that not showering, and weirdly enough, the effect is not the same.

      Will do after pictures. Right now it’s just too alien-like with the fat transfers to do pics!

  • Melissa says:

    This is definitely the kind of fragrance that I have to try. And mock myself for needing to do so. Please note, that I did NOT say “have to buy”.

    • Patty says:

      Exactly. Now, if they’d repackage it without all that other stuff, I’d absolutely shell out $300 or maybe $400 for my personal bottle.

  • Pimpinett says:

    Oh, I want to smell this so badly – have wanted to from the first ridiculous publicity blurb, smutty and speculative or no. It does sound kind of glorious; I thought as much.

    • Patty says:

      I know. I can’t help myself on these things. I was glad the perfume itself was so worth it, I’m’ just really disappointed about everything else it’s wrapped up in, which is a shame.

  • tmp00 says:

    I’m with you; I couldn’t stop sniffing it.

    DId I send you the whole bottle of that Humanity? I can’t remember and I’m afraid I sent you a sample and put the bottle on some random shelf behind a book that’s just waiting for a decent shaker to smash. Then I’ll have to move. :(

    • Patty says:

      Oh, Dear Lord, no, it was a partial vial, but I think that was all you had. I sniffed it, obsessed about it for a few days, then sent it on. Poor March, I think it spilled in her package. 🙂

      I wish someone would figure out how to get that formula away from Marc, rename it, put it in a cooler bottle, without all the garbage it’s wrapped up in (the words and marketing) and sell it as a real perfume. I’d absolutely buy a bottle for myself, even the 10 mls, at the $300 price point since It really only needs a drop. It’s lovely to wear.