I wrote earlier on PST that smell bent had decided to release a comic book, previewed on Vimeo. Well, they sent me an advance copy and it’s fun- even though my comic book days were left far back in the latter half of the 10th century. It’s kind of timely, considering the regulations; a rag-tag group of perfume freedom fighters have to save their city from the tyranny of a leader who has managed to ban all scents.
What came in the package was of greater interest- a sample of their new scent, called Sweet Tyranny. They describe it as their first “double-deluxe, ultra-premium scent” based around orris root and natural Indian sandalwood.
Notes for Sweet Tyranny (from the press release): orris root with fresh orange, incense, aged patchouli, Indian sandalwood, bourbon vanilla, vetiver and authoritarian musk.
I love authoritarian musk.
It is also the first scent under their name to break the “cheap as old chips” pricing structure, with a 2ml spray being $7, a 5ml roll-on being $15 and the 50ml EDP being $90. You can tell however that the money went into the juice here, however. The orris and sandalwood are the real deal and while I love a lot of the fun and cheeky originals, this is something that I could wear to an event where I’d have to dress up. As a matter of fact, I did get a couple of complements at a meeting I attended wearing it when I greeted a very stylish co-worker. I don’t find a lot of the other ingredients really that discernible; it’s a very well blended scent that doesn’t go for fireworks, just wants to feature it’s two stars. Lasting power is excellent, and it doesn’t have a lot of throw, which I personally think is a good thing.
Sweet Tyranny (and the comic book) will debut March 26th at smellbent.com. My copy of the comic and sample was provided by smell bent.
video: smell bent Vimeo channel.