Mx. by Antoine Lie for Eris 2017

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.

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Mx. by Antoine Lie for Eris 2017

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.

Surrender To Chance has samples from $4.49/0.5ml

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?
Portia xx

  • Mrs. Honey says:

    I tried the Night Flower and have samples of the others. They are beautiful, but I tend to reach for my vintage Joy when I am in the mood for beautiful and indolic.

  • Barbara Herman’s Scent & Subversion book is one of my favorites that I love to browse through from time to time. So much beautiful history in those pages! I’ve never tried the Eris fragrances, and that needs to change. I am intrigued!

  • hczerwiec says:

    I have never tried this line, but wow! it sounds gorgeous and intriguing — high Hollywood glam AND gender-neutral? I’m really curious! I’ll have to give it a try!

    • Portia says:

      Hey there H,
      I think the earlier fragrances for women came across quite modern masculine, loads of tobacco, lavender, leather, musks etc.
      Portia xx

  • VerbenaLuvvr says:

    I want to try Ma Bete (“My Beast”!!!) from this line. Have read about each but not yet pulled the trigger on ordering samples.

    • Portia says:

      They are lovely, retro, soft voice animals Verbenaluvvr,
      So different to anything else and definitely worth a few sniffs.
      Portia xx

  • Maya says:

    I had forgotten about the Eris line. I have been wanting to try Ma Bete and I love the write-up for Night Flower. Thanks for the reminder.
    Lately I have been on the hunt for a great sandalwood scent. Many were so-so and a bunch were yuck. (I am very picky.) Then I found and fell in love with Fragrance du Bois Santal Complet, so I’m happy.

  • Brigitte says:

    Mr. M loves this one on me. He says it smells like a retro 80s scent.

  • rprichpot says:

    I love Night Flower!