I've been wearing this for about a week and I love it - it smells a bit 'mature' (like my grandma ) for the first half hour but then once it dries down the fragrance is amazing!! I keep finding myself bringing my wrists toward my nose..... It's a very sexy fragrance , very cute packaging and very expensive (but worth it)!!
I ordered a sample vial of this perfume to see if I would like it and I am in love.
The note in this perfume are fairly simple, consisting of: bulgarian rose, vanilla, and patchouli. Despite the simplicity, this is an extremely seductive fragrance. I will be rushing out to buy a full sized bottle now!
This is dark, sensual and a little bit dirty. I fell in love with this today and after swearing I would buy no more perfumes for 6 months out came the credit card. There's is something so seductive about this scent. It's mysterious, earthy and SO sexy. I probably won't be using it as an everyday scent but save it for dates or nights out as it makes me feel like doing bad things... ;) It's just bumped all my other fumes down a notch. Sorry guys.
EDIT: Even though I clearly loved this when I bought it I've worn it twice and it just annoyed me on the drydown. I think the patchouli is too much for me. The "dirtiness" of it makes me want to wash it off. I need to smell more girly I guess. My best friend loves patchouli so it's all hers now. Pity..
I ordered an entire set of sample vials from Juliette has a Gun and this was my absolute favorite of the bunch.
This to me is rose with an edge. The vanilla is not at all sweet and the patchouli is not at all strong or something that I would consider hippie-ish. It's a nice soft, inoffensive patch that gives the rose and vanilla a dark, sexy kick. As of right now this is my HG, and I have an extensive fragrance collection. The price is a bit steep so I'm hoping this bottle lasts for a while.
Also...my hubby who things all perfume pretty much smells the same, loves this on me. That's really saying something.
Love love love! It is a rather simplistic fragrance that's true, the only notes I've seen listed are rose, patchouli, and I think vanilla? Anyway I love this from start to finish, the dry down is still clearly rose but not your grandmas old fashioned rose, it is given a seductive almost masculine take by the subtle patchouli, I love it!
This fragrance is sensual, seductive, and mysterious, but with an ethereal quality - a dark, sweet, vanilla-kissed rose on a bed of warm, soft, musky, subtle patchouli, which becomes more personal as it wears. It conjures the image of a Renaissance woman in a red, satin corset awaiting her lover (or maybe that's merely my alter ego?). This is NOT my grandmother's rose, much to my delight.
When I first tried this, I was expecting to be underwhelmed and kinda rolled my eyes at the description, but it turns out that I really love this scent. Lady Vengeance is actually my favorite rose fragrance.
Lady Vengeance isn't perfumey or sharp or overly sweet. The vanilla smells cool and clean, with a subtle sweetness. The rose is dry & gothic smelling and has a very "I am a sensual and confident woman" sense for me. And the patchouli doesn't smell like patchouli at all to me, but there's something almost masculine here, like a whiff of leather jacket and shaving cream underneath the vanilla and rose.
It's confident, cool and classy, but also sensual and mysterious, and it has this total edge to it that says "don't mess with me." It's just the right mix of sweet and clean elements with a darker slice to it. continued >>
I am so in love with Lady Vengeance. I think Francis Kurkdjian is a fabulous parfumer Ė probably my favourite, and I especially like what heís able to do with rose and musk combinations. Narciso Rodriguez eau de toilette is my most-worn scent of all time; here he uses a clean musk and floral once more, but makes it darker, jammier and sweeter. This has a red wine accord Ė something juicy and easy to drink, most probably an Australian, Californian or African bottle, as thick as Ribena. The sugary and bright vanilla in this becomes apparent on my skin, following an odd detergenty opening, which Iím fine about as Lady Vengeance morphs into a beauty pretty swiftly. I fancy there is a touch of lemon, and on my skin, some suede Ė a similar accord to that I find in Serge Lutensís Daim Blond.
I know that this gets comparisons to Agent Provocateur but for me, that scent is much more of a classic chypre, where this is more like a rose version of Chanelís Chance, mixed with Narciso Rodriguez, Daim Blond and a ghost of Kurkdjianís own Lumiere Noire, which is a warm and haunting rose. If that sounds complicated, thatís because Lady Vengeance is, but sheís strangely clean too. Itís less dark than an oud scent, but the thick caramel aspect of its mid notes makes sure thereís a voluptuous skank giving the vaguely soapy musk a smudge of kohl.
By the way, I just wanted to add that the recent price increase of this, from £35 to DOUBLE that did not go unnoticed.
Hhmm. OK. Dark? No. Va-va-voom femme fatale...thorns...etc? Uh, no. I don't get the description, nor many of the reviews for this scent. To me, it's a marriage of Divine L'Inspiratrice and Bvlgari Rose Essentiale, except that either of those are honestly a bit better to my nose. This one veeery sweet to my nose - candied, even. In fact, this is my second try and I'm feeling that a scrub is inevitable. If you want a dark rose/patch combo that really does smell dangerous, go with L'Arte de Gucci. If you want that general idea but something easier to wear, opt for Francis K.'s other creation, Lumiere Noire. This one is just sickeningly sweet and not worth the big money. I know many disagree - more for you, right? Over and out.
Of all the fragrances made by JHAG, this one was the only one that was a complete scrubber on me. It starts out with the light, delicate scent of rosewater and quickly morphs into the strong, sweet patchouli I associate with Miss Dior Cherie.
As someone who is easily repulsed by strong patchouli scents, I'm tempted to rate this as one lippie, but it seems unfair to do so when this patchouli-based fragrance is simply doing what it's supposed to do, and probably with a fair amount of competence at that. Therefore, I will grudgingly rate it three lippies... and vow to stick with the patchouli-free Citizen Queen and Miss Charming, my two favorites from the JHAG product line.