Moon Dance by Romano Ricci for Juliette Has A Gun 2014

Hi Posse. Moon Dance is the second release in the Juliette Has A Gun Luxury Collection, after the runaway success of Oil Fiction the year before. I have a confession, when ever I read the brands name in my mind I say Juliette Has A Gnu. Can’t help myself. Back in early 2015 Romano Ricci came to Australia to upset his brand and introduce Moon Dance and Gentlewoman, he is funny and sweet. Grandson of Nina Ricci, best buddy and race car driving colleague or Erwin Creed and obviously a sexy cat around town.

Moon Dance by Romano Ricci for Juliette Has A Gun 2014

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Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot
Heart: Rose, Tuberose, Violet
Base: Patchouli

Moon Dance is a bit of a surprise, I’ve had a decent sized decant here but rarely reach for it. I was wandering through my decant boxes earlier this week and it/’s one of the beauties I pulled out to give some skin time to.

Once spritzed Moon Dance throws me cool, waxy, violet tinged white flowers. It’s not tuberose as such but a beautiful amorphous white flower in the radiant style. Patchouli in clean mode gives a subtle depth and darkness like a patina or lacquered finish making the other notes shine all the more brightly.

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If you’re looking for a boundary pushing scent then Moon Dance will disappoint. If you want a smoothly crafted, elegant white floral scent that smells beautiful then this could be your bag. It does have excellent sillage for the first hour or so and lasts a few hours. If you love original Elie Saab, L’Artisan Voleur de Roses or Gucci Guilty Woman then I think you will swoon for this.

Further reading: Candy Perfume Boy and Midnight Oud by JHaG on Perfume Posse
LuckyScent has $285/75ml and Samples

Did you ever get your sniff on the Juliette has A Gun range? Which ones?
Portia xx



Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies.

  • morejasmineplease says:

    I always think of Annie Get Your Gun. Thank you to my fifth grade teacher for introducing me to classic musicals.

    Portia I like your gnu version better.

    • Portia says:

      Not PC anymore but we did a Drag Show a few years ago called Tranny Get Your Gun. It was pretty funny but Tranny is no longer an acceptable usage.
      I like Gnu too MoreJasminePlease.
      Portia xx

  • HeidiC says:

    I am here for JULIETTE HAS A GNU. The only one I’ve tried is Not a Perfume, and it gave me horrible flashbacks to the ’90s and all those watery non-scents, which put me off the label. But your picture is adorable!

  • Kathleen Smith says:

    The only Juliette Has a Gun fragrance I own is Moon Dance. I adored it when I sampled and quickly purchased a FB. I haven’t spent time with it in awhile, so thankful you reminded me. I’ll wear it this weekend! I really need to sample more from this line.

  • VerbenaLuvvr says:

    I haven’t spent any time exploring this house, so I just ordered a sample of Sunny Side Up to get started!

  • Cara says:

    Just bought the sample set from Sephora and i’m enjoying learning more about them.

    • Portia says:

      Hey Cara,
      They’re a really lovely house and I always think excellent value. The bottles look great on a dresser and feel good in your hand too.
      Portia xx

  • Neva says:

    First of all, I really like the name Juliette has a Gun and the names of their perfumes. Accordingly, I expected something more extravagant from this house which is not the case. Lady Vengeance is a good rose-patchouli combo and still my favourite and I’ve bought a FB of Anyway – a lovely fresh linden scent. The other perfumes I’ve tried did not impress me but I haven’t tried the Luxury collection. Will do for sure.

    • Musette says:

      ooh! I love linden, as does one of my best buds – I didn’t realize Anyway was linden. Must investigate!

    • Portia says:

      Hey Neva,
      I really love their Midnight Oud. As a rose, patchouli, oud combo I think it wears beautifully, especially at the reasonable price point. I also have bottles of Gentlewoman and Anyway, which wears white flowers and dark woods on me. YUM!
      The Luxury collection are a cut above.
      Portia x

  • bevfred says:

    I love it, Juliette has a Gnu!

  • Jennifer S. says:

    I think I have a sample of this and Lady Vengeance that I have not yet sampled! Will take care of that, yep! And hubba hubba on the grandson lol. Looks like part young Al Pacino and……?!

    • Portia says:

      HA! Oh yes, Romano is as flirty as he is gorgeous JenniferS,
      He was an indiscriminate flirt with everyone in the room. We all fell madly in love.
      Portia xx

  • Tara C says:

    I have Moon Dance, got it for less than half price on Notino, it’s a gorgeous heady floral. Love it!