Our Juliette Has A Gun Not a Perfume samples and decants are rebottled by Scent Split from genuine fragrance bottles. Scent Split is a wholly independent entity not affiliated, connected, or associated with Juliette Has A Gun.
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Original bottle not included with sample/decant purchase. Scent Split rebottles the genuine fragrance into smaller bottles.
“If my different creations had one thing in common, it would be the presence of an ingredient I am particularly fond of. Overdosed in Lady V and Calamity J, more discrete in Miss Charming and Citizen Queen, I use it regularly to bring elegance to my creations because of its unique and inimitable woody, musky finesse. So, this time I have created a perfume out of this one ingredient - a perfume that wouldn't be in the conventional sense of the term. I will leave you to discover it on your skin because it is only through contact that its secrets will be unveiled." —Romano Ricci, Founder
Along with today's minimalist trend, Not a Perfume follows suit and adds extremity, irreverence and conceptual characteristics to deliver a true art form. You have now stepped into a new and elegant form of perfumery. With Not a Perfume you get exactly what you want from the scent: it does not evolve; it is not a composition, but rather a particular fragrance that is very strong & lasting on skin. Just like the white packaging it's housed in, its makeup is fresh, clean, and clinical. This brand new concept from Romano Ricci is a modern day fragrance that is 100% synthetic and created without allergens.
Not a Perfume is made of 1 single synthetic ingredient Cetalox. Cetalox is a molecular creation that comes from the organic research. Developed by Firmenich in the 1950's to replace Ambergris, a very rare natural secretion of whales, Ambroxan comes in the form of white crystals. It is usually used as a back note in perfume composition, even if its smell is curiously quite far from its original inspiration.
It was fine, didn’t blow me away but pleasant and nice for layering. I liked it the longer it was on my skin
The scent is so fresh and nice
This is such a nice smell, it lasts so long and is such a unique scent, I love it!
I was surprised and pleased by how long Not a Perfume lasted on my skin for a musk-dominant fragrance. Smelling at first spray or straight out of the bottle it is mostly a clean musk with a very small hint of citrus brightness somewhere off in the distance and a hint of saltiness. But on my skin that salty ambroxan/ambergris scent really gets going and transforms a sort of “clean laundry” fragrance into something quite sexy. Although different, it sort of reminds me of Glossier You- Not a Perfume feels like the refined, slightly more elegant big sister to the sporty, sweet and innocent You.
I have the authentic perfume but wanted one for travel, and they have definitely added alcohol to the “split”. Considering what I paid for a small travel size, I’m better off buying a full bottle of the real stuff and splitting it myself. Not exactly a transparent transaction.