Today I’m wearing Juliette Has A Gun Lady Vengeance. This house, which I’m technically boycotting due to Romano Ricci’s annoyingly insulting new “non-perfume,” actually has a pretty nice line up. I’ve talked about Miss Charming before (reviewed it even, maybe??), Citizen Queen was good, and there’s a sample of Midnight Oud and Calamity J on their way to me as I type—part of a large new batch from Luckyscent.
Lady Vengeance is hardly vengeful, unless you consider smelling nice (but not challenging) an act of vengeance. Maybe. My mom is buying me the purse bullet (with four refills! in an oil base!) for christmas, and I thought I’d wear the EDP today to help me remember why I wish-listed the bullet. I put it on first thing this morning, and at a little after 5:00 pm, it’s still rockin’. Francis Kurkdjian created the perfume in 2006 using rose, vanilla, and patchouli. And that’s what it smells like.
For a niche fragrance house offering, it smells rather simple—and is simple. But, like a pair of favorite jeans, it’s greater than the sum of it’s parts. LV is like a perfectly broken in pair of jeans. Comfy, a little bit sexy (without going down the bombshell path), and effortless. In spirit (but not smell) it reminds me of the Prada Amber fragrance: potent and easy to like.
Kurkdjian has taken a page from Jean-Claude Elena’s book with Lady Vengeance (as did Benaim, Gavarry and Gavarry for Prada EDP): pack a powerful punch using a simple idea.
Like great denim.