“Pair of Jeans” perfumes

Little Black Dress Fragrances, Cashmere Sweater Perfumes, Comfort Scents, Sleep Scents… how about Pair of Jeans Perfumes?

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.




2 thoughts on ““Pair of Jeans” perfumes

  1. I realize this is an old post, but I just had to express my complete agreement with your jeans fragrance choices – I’m particularly pleased to see AP on this list. I often see it described as too heavy to handle, but to me it’s as easy to wear as my favorite no-brain outfit: jeans or black pants, white t-shirt and a black cardigan or jacket and a scarf – and my trusted gold creole earrings. No thought required – straightforward and low maintenance throughout the day. Just the way I like it.

    I must admit that I don’t know Eau des Merveilles, but if it’s anything like (genre wise) the other four, I agree fragrance unsniffed.

    1. I’m glad that you agree! It really is nice to have around a few easy, “no-brainers,” which is, of course, not a negative assessment by any means. Sometimes I don’t want to think about what I’m wearing; on those days I wear jeans and one of my Pair of Jeans perfumes!


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