Niche line Mark Buxton Perfumes has introduced the Freedom collection, with four new fragrances: I Want, To Break, Free and Why Not A Cologne…
Well well. From Mark Buxton, a Vetiver & Magnolia candle. The (unfortunately, not terribly helpful) description: "The Vetiver & Magnolia candle transports us through fruity notes that mingle with woody facets contrasted by a touch of vetiver." Still, it does appear to be vetiver and magnolia, so it would be worth a shot if you had money burning a hole in your pocket. 190g for €54 at Nose in France.
Sleeping with Ghosts, promoted by perfumer Mark Buxton as a “fantasy of extreme tenderness,” is one of six fragrances in the recently repackaged Mark Buxton Perfumes collection. It includes notes of tagete, quince, peony, leather, vetiver and vanilla, and it is described as “seeking for the unexpected beauty…lost in the dark world…who is it?”
I like the names of the perfumes in this collection (Black Angel and Emotional Rescue are two others that appeal to me), and I wonder whether Sleeping with Ghosts borrowed its name from an album by alternative rock band Placebo. In a 2003 interview, Placebo frontman Brian Molko discussed “Sleeping with Ghosts”‘ theme of lost relationships, saying, “The album title’s about carrying the ghosts of your relationships with you, to the point where sometimes a smell or a situation or an item of clothing they bought brings a person back…”