Hey Hey Perfume Posse Peeps! Mx. is the latest release from the much talked about Eris line. You may know Barbara Herman from her blogging days on Yesterday’s Perfume or her book Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume. Eris perfumes got one of my gongs in the Perfume Posse Best of 2016 post.
Mx. by Antoine Lie for Eris 2017
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Indian ginger, Madagascan black pepper, Saffron, Ethiopian frankincense
Heart: Australian sandalwood, Virginia cedar
Base: Haitian vetiver, Indonesian patchouli, Laotian benzoin, Russian birch tar, Venezuelan cacao, Castoreum
Antoine Lie has again done something exquisitely beautiful for Barbara Herman at Eris. Mx. is the sign for non gender specific. Referencing old school, Hollywood and fur robed glamour Mx. manages still be completely gender neutral. Quite a feat and also indicative of the modern/retro bent that the Eris line has.
Zingy spices jump out as the perfume opens. Warmth, dry cracked pepper and woodiness are my first impressions, also a smearing of saffron. The heart is smoother, more patchouli, resins and sandalwood. Underneath all the major notes there is a very old school French perfumery hit of ass, maybe the castoreum but it could also be the mixing of birch and benzoin. Certainly, anyone who loves the old scents but doesn’t want to have it walk in the room ahead of them will be drawn to Mx.
Mx. is not a large statement perfume though it is still fragrant giving lovely wafts of woods, resins and animalics. I really want a bottle of this to spritz with abandon, to create a cloud of modern retro glam. Also the bottle itself looks really cool, I’m yet to hold one but I think that day might be coming closer quickly.
Have you tried any of the Eris line?