Gorilla Perfume (perfume off-shoot of Lush) has just announced on their Facebook page that they will be releasing five limited edition perfumes on 22nd November. If you’re a fan of Gorilla Perfume, you’ll probably have heard of their limited edition releases, which are usually available online only, and for a very short amount of time. Most of the time, these limited edition perfumes take the scent of a Lush product and turn it into a fine fragrance.
For those residing in London or those who keep up with perfume news on the blogosphere, the news that the only L’Artisan Parfumeur boutique in the UK (13 Market Building, The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RB) has been replaced by a Penhaligon’s boutique must surely be old news. For those not in the know, you might wish to check out what the good Persolaise has written about the closing of L’Artisan Parfumeur and the opening of the Penhaligon’s boutique.
My intention with this post is not so much to rehash old news, but rather to present some of the thoughts that plagued me when I first found out that L’Artisan Parfumeur would be closing and when I paid a visit to the new Penhaligon’s boutique recently.
Now, I’m in no way affiliated to Smell Bent, but since I like the brand so much, I thought I’d share this so that we can enjoy savings on the shipping. Smell Bent is an indie perfume brand set up by Brent Leonesio. The line is fun, silly and did I mention… fun? The artwork’s done by Brent himself (I think) and never fails to make me laugh. I currently own 2 full bottles: Monaco Dependent, a photo-realistic orange blossom scent and Incensed, a vanilla-drenched incense fragrance that I sometimes spritz on my pillow before heading to bed just cause it’s so soothing and fuzzy at the same time.
The best part about Smell Bent is that you can order samples or sample sets that are 4ml each, which is nice for quite a few good wearings (2ml samples disappear far too quickly!), and they don’t cost much at all. Oh, and you get a handwritten note from Brent when you purchase stuff, which is a nice personal touch.
At the moment, I’m eyeing Sweet Tyranny, the latest iris/sandalwood (mmmmm…) fragrance released by Smell Bent.
Smell Bent is available here. Check it out and let me know what you think!
~ The Smelly Vagabond