Love Boat: smell bent Leisure Cruise Part Deux
The fun (and affordable) line smell bent has added five more scents to it's über-cute Leisure Cruise line:
Tibet Your Bottom $ is an incense scent that has a delightfully frigid aspect to it. The spicy incense comes served an a base that can only be called "Sno-Cone". In the ungodly weather back East you might want this misted on you like you were a fern.
Chile Vanilla is a vanilla/patch and cinnamon bark; a well -played dance between the spicy cinnamon and the warm vanilla. There's just enough pachouli to keep the proceedings this side of foody.
Gaugin Tuan came out on me all Tiare flower and caramel. Bergamot drops in to make it less confectionary, but this one isn't me at all. If you like Tiare (I kind of don't) you'll love this.
Never Never Land is a rosy, woody amber with "arid outback" which smells to be a mix of cool vetiver and warm sage. It was easily my favorite of the bunch until I tried..
Tok 'Yo Mama, which is super-tart Yuzu and green tea (which I was told Brent brews himself) and lemony, woody hinoki. This opens bright with peel and becomes a bit boozy, with surprising lasting power. If you would want a misting system of "Tibet" you'll want "Tok 'Yo Mama" by the pitcher with crushed ice.
As usual with this line, they're a lot better than the price point and packaging would lead you to believe. Another perfumer might have come up with the very cute graphics, "wink-wink" names and delivered half-hearted juice, most likely at twice the price. Thanks be that Brent Leonesio isn't just another perfumer..
Available at the smell bent website, $45 for 50ML in spray, $20 for 8ML perfume oil. A generously sized sample set of all 5 is $25 I received my sample sprays from smell bent.