Indie line Smell Bent has launched three new fragrances:
Chastity Begins @ Home ~ "lock up your swimsuit area...", with bergamot, coriander, galbanum, damask rose, jasmine, sandalwood, natural oakmoss, dry leather, amber and vetiver.
The Spray Tan Incident ~ "learn from our mistake", with bergamot, sparkling aldehydes, freshly squeezed clementine juice, massoia bark, deep greens, mahogany and vetiver.
Franken Smellie ~ "a scent experiment gone terribly...right?", notes not specified.
All three fragrances are available in 4 or 50 ml Eau de Toilette. (via email newsletter)
Another perfume title celebrating abstinence! Perhaps some cashed strapped convents should start looking for a licensing deal.
Ok, what was the other?
Oh right, thank you!
As opposed, of course, to Etat Libre D’Orange Archives 69.
Another scent marketing concept. I bet you the names came first. When so many new scents are being released, why should I give those even a second of my time.
Looks like somethine the Jersey Shore cast might enjoy–OK maybe not the Chastity one!
I do like their names…so many perfume names are dull. Granted, they don’t always seem to relate to the scents, but not sure what Spray Tan Incident would smell like anyway. Probably not good.
Something about the phrase “lock up your swimsuit area” just doesn’t make me want to buy this perfume
LOL…have to agree on that one.
But “swimsuit area” is the funniest non-sexy euphemism for genitalia ever.
LOL! That feels like a challenge!
Some of the Smell Bent names are really cute, but these don’t strike my fancy. Particularly Franken Smellie, which instantly brought to mind reanimated corpses cobbled together from various bits, and I certainly don’t want to smell like that.
I don’t know. My first foray by association into the line (via Brent Leonesio’s Untitled No. 8 release through LuckyScent) was waaaay less than encouraging and actually ended up being one of my very rare severe scrubbber moments… None of these descriptions especially grab me and maybe I’m a bit more gun shy after the No. 8 incident.
#8 is not for the faint of heart, for sure, and also not indicative of his other work at all. Give a couple a try sometime!
The idea behind FrankenSmellie is that it”ll change from time to time…hold on *sifting through e-mail*
Ah, not on the newsletter, at the site. “an ever changing blend. the perfum du jour, if you will. what has the mad scientist cooked up for you today?”
So no list of notes. Probably it’ll never be the same thing twice. There’s a lot number, so sample orderers can get the right bottle, but I don’t know about it. It’s an interesting idea, but I’m not sure I want to buy an ever changing interesting idea with no idea of how it’s going to smell or what’s in it.
Thanks! I read that but didn’t get it.
I am a huge fan of Smell Bent and own several bottles now of both sprays and oils. What I like about Brent’s work is that he comes up with really new scents – my recent favorite is Mots Verts, an oddly compelling creamy hyacinth and carnation with a zingy tart rhubarb up top.
I think people become dismissive of him because of the irreverent titling and kooky artwork, which is a shame. Just because he is having some fun doesn’t mean he doesn’t know what he’s doing.
You liked Mots Verts? I couldn’t keep it on, there was something in it that kicked of a severe “bloody-eyed” migraine for me. And then I couldn’t get it off!
Going to have to get a Fuzzy Teacup, myself, but it’ll have to wait until I decide whether or not I need Lobster Cellphone too.
There was another one in that Dada line I liked but I have to try them again to figure it out – it was a bright cologne-type fragrance with a bit of dirty underneath.
But, yeah, Mots Verts was a win for me – so sorry it gave you a headache!
That might have been Disagreeable Object. There was something buzzing along underneath that. I considered getting that one, until I realised that that undertone kind of reminded me of Deep Woods Off. Not that that’s a particularly bad smell or bad smell memory for me, but it’s not really one that I want to wear on purpose.
Looking forward to the Chastity, if it’s a leather as you say! My Lemon Cowboy isn’t leather enough, sadly. I thought it would be, but on my skin all I get is the lemon.
OK!! Just got my sample pack and can report that Spray Tan Incident is a delightful orange/citrus with nary a trace of Pez. Nice and light, but not in the vein of a regular cologne – some earthiness going on.
The Chastity is a SPECTACULAR leather! Wow. Not at all chaste. Heh. A little bit sweet and clean, but definitely alluring.
Haven’t tried the Franken-Smellie. The pack also comes with a sample of the spray version of Hungry Hungry Hippies, which is one of his most amusing scents.
I’m very fond of Hungry, Hungry, Hippies – reminds me of the 1960s college campuses where my father worked!
The names generally amuse me, and I’ve found a couple of winners in this line including Prairie Nymph and One (the latter due to Mals’ enabling!).
Could you smell the carnation in the Mots Verts? I want to try it, but I tried Prairie Nymph, but its carnation did not show up for me.
I’m so late commenting on this but wanted to say that the current Franken Smellie s11#610 is very nice, described as tart citrus/lush greens and reminds me of Tom Ford Neroli Portofino, at a fraction of the crazy cost.