State of Independence. Indiescents.com launches...and a prize draw
Perfume prices have skyrocketed in the last few years, so much so that bloggers jest that $200 is the new $100 and $50 is the new free. Those clever gents at Luckyscent have created a new website that showcase perfumers who are at a lower price-point but give up nothing as far as quality or originality. Welcome indiescents.com!
They were nice enough to send me a few samples:
Joya FvsS No. 1 ($113 for 75ML, $28 for 10ML) a soft white floral with quince and heliotrope which sort of didn’t do it for me. FvsS No. 6 is a very grassy cypress that totally did.
Tokyo Milk Ex Libris – No. 16 ($28 for 30ML) is starts off dusty, but then cuts straight to the fig. It’s that slightly slutty fig I loved in Ninfeo Mio, stripped of the rest of the garden. A winner.
Sarah Horowitz Roots ($80 for 40ML) is oud, oakmoss and vanilla that is shockingly rooty in a good way: the shade of a dense forest in spray.
Sonoma Scent Studio Rose Musc ($75 for 34ML) is, well, rose. It’s a very nice rose, and a bargain. The later ambergris and musk adds warmth and a lot more interest.
Softeistanz Im Nebel ($95 for 50ML) is interesting; a yin/yang of cool green fruitiness and warm peppery incense. Totally doesn’t work for me.
Smell Bent is a house I know- I hadn’t tried however Mocktail ($45 for 55ML) and I need a bottle. It took me a while to peg it but finally came to me; it’s kind of a lighter version of Aldehyde 44. The Le Labo is of course much more nuanced. It’s also only available in Dallas and about 5 times the price. Mocktail is fizzy, happy citrus and woods that has great staying power: I sprayed at 7am and was still getting whiffs in line at Bristol Farms at 6.
To celebrate the launch of the new site indiescent is offering a package of 10 samples to three readers of PST. To be entered in the draw leave a comment- tell us what’s your best inexpensive scent perhaps.
Drawing will end on Midnight Pacific time on September 9th. Winner will be announced after so be sure to check back daily after that closing date (not sure with Colombina’s schedule when it will be posted)
More importantly, they are offering all PST readers an introductory discount of 10% off their first order. Just enter “PST” at checkout. Offer is good until September 30th.
I received my sample pack from luckyscent/indiescents. That’s right, just the sample pack.