Crank it up: Smell Bent RadioDada scents & a Prize Draw
Readers of this blog know that I'm a fan of Smell Bent, a house that continues to surprise and delight with little numbers that are lovely and inexpensive enough to spritz with abandon.
RadioDada is the latest seasonal collection and perfumer Brent Leonesio told me that he feels that it's his most cohesive. I agree.
Fuzzy Teacup is a peachy jasmine with a rather disturbing cream and honey accord. After a while it arrives at an interestingly odd milky tea scent. Not sure I'd reach for it, but it's entertaining.
Exquisite Corpse is a bergamot scent with a hint of tuberose with discernible green pepper (happily) less discernible mimosa and finally, dirt. I like dirt. A winner.
Mots Vert initially made me giggle with its almost smoky hyacinth, carnation and, yes, rhubarb with vanilla and musk. It totally shouldn't work, but it does wonderfully.
Disagreeable Object lists cumin, celery and curry amongst the bitter orange and petitgrain. I was slightly disappointed that the former three were so very light. Those of you who aren't skank-monsters will like this a lot better than I. I did enjoy it, I just wanted more disagreeable.
However, my slight distress over "Objects" being too agreeable was short-lived, since Lobster Cellphone was my Hands-Down favorite. Opening with sparkly pink grapefruit (a note that I happen to love, if you don't run for your life), it adds in tomato leaf and finishes with a lovely clean musk.
These are available on the Smell Bent website, $6.50 for 4ML travel spray, $20 for 8ML oil and $45 for 55ML spray. I received my samples from Smell Bent
Smell Bent has generously offered to send a packet of samples of these five to one lucky reader. Please leave a comment to be entered into the draw. Draw will close at 12:01AM on Sunday the 13th. PST