New Fragrances: Illamasqua And Maison Martin Margiela

Today I want to tell you about two fragrance launches that really caught my attention.

Freak by Illamasqua is one of my favourite fragrances, so I am very excited about the newest  variation – Freak Scarab.


  • Top Notes: Blood Orange, Neroli Absolute and Ylang Ylang awaken and entice the senses.
  •  Heart Notes: Davana Oil entwines with Egyptian Jasmine, Honeysuckle and Queen of the Night to form a sensual heart.
  • Base Notes: The warmth of Stewed Plum creates a distant depth, leading to the rich ancient accord of Mousse de Sax – Geranium, Anise, Moss and Leather.

The price is £85 for 75 ml, and I can’t wait to try it.

As for Maison Martin Margiela, the brand brought out  a fragrance line Replica which looks to reproduce familiar scents and moments from various places and periods.


Maison-Martin-Margiela-Replica-Fragrance-collectionThere are three female fragrances in the line:

 Promenade in the Garden eau de toilette, a floral scent.

Turkish rose and woody, elegant heart of patchouli allied with sandalwood and vetiver.

“Astonishing volume, starting with a crunchy greenness you can almost taste and a magisterial floral flight of fancy, leads us into the heart of an English garden.”

 Lazy Sunday Morning eau de toilette, a  heavy, enveloping floral fragrance.

Lily of the valley and patchouli in its purest form, melt together into a white abyss. A festival of white and creamy musk, lifted by an aldehyde note boosting the sensation of freshly washed laundry, dried-out in the blazing sunshine.

“The fresh fragrance takes its inspiration from silky-smooth skin, crumpled linen sheets and the reassuring scent of fresh laundry.”

Jazz Club eau de toilette, is woody, oriental, sweet and intoxicating.

“A rich score, with a fresh vibrato at the start and a trio of pink peppercorns, citrus and neroli. Its rum notes play with orange and bitter orange, enriched with sage. A balmy base scent, styrax is added to vanilla, tonka bean, vetiver, and tobacco leaves, lending an overall melody of leather and liquor.”

Each is £65 f0r 100ml


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