Sniff First, Read Later: A Lab on Fire What We Do In Paris is Secret
If I'd actually read the copy on LuckyScent before smelling this I might have been more inclined to roll my eyes. Calling themselves "The Unlikely Company: an enigma wrapped in mystery" and, well let me just let them say it: (from LuckyScent)
"We emphasize the hands-on and artisanal aspects of creating original fragrances along with our priorities for their safety, stability, freshness and quality. Each fragrance, created by a famous nose, is batched at a state-of-the-art factory in New Jersey but packaged by Brooklyn neighborhood artists whose hand-labeling sometimes results in serendipitous touches that lend individual character to each bottle."
But I did smell it first, and you know what? It is kind of all that. It's got some of the raw comb honeyed lusciousness of Botrytis along with creamy woods and a fair bit of salty ambergris and drrty musks. Even the dreaded lychee is so perfectly done here that I that wanted more. I admit that I only gave this a cursory test since I was at ScentBar for a different mission but I liked this one. It's a winner, especially for winter. Although I think I might need the zip-tie packaging explained to me at some point..
Notes from LuckyScent, where I sampled: Bergamot, honey, lychee, Turkish rose essence, tonka bean, vanilla, heliotrope, tolu, sandalwood, ambergris, musks. $110 for 60ML