Juliette has a gun - Mmmm | Review

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If there were an award for the most enigmatic name in the realm of perfume brands, Juliette has a gun would undoubtedly secure a top position. Upon encountering the brand for the first time, I couldn't help but assume it was some obscure joke that I did not understand. However, as it turns out, Juliette has a gun is not only a legitimate brand but also holds a prestigious status in the realm of luxury perfumes.

As the time went, I've developed a deeper appreciation for niche perfumes. Their uniqueness and exclusivity appeal to me more than ever before. Don't get me wrong; I still love my Armani Si, but there's something captivating about fragrances that set themselves apart. Yet, I've found navigating the world of niche perfumes to be somewhat challenging. Often, they're either exorbitantly priced or overwhelmingly potent. Given my sensitivity to certain scents, I tend to tread cautiously. This is where Juliette has a gun excels. While its perfumes may be priced at a premium, they remain within the realm of accessibility. The fragrances, though distinctive, are remarkably wearable. It was amidst this allure that I gravitated towards their perfume named Mmmm.

Available in two sizes—50ml and 100ml—the bottle exudes sheer elegance. Its simplicity is elevated by a captivating colour, making it really enjoyable to photograph. Moreover, the bottle is fairly heavy which gives it a sense of luxury. 

Mmmm unfolds its olfactory journey with top notes of Neroli, leading to a heart comprised of Iris, Jasmin Sambac, Tuberose, Raspberry, and Orange Blossom. Finally, it settles into a base of Vanilla, White Musk, Patchouli, Heliotrope, Caramel, and Sandalwood. The resulting scent is a harmonious blend of fruity sweetness with a powdery undertone—a combination that typically doesn't resonate with me. However, in the case of Mmmm, it seamlessly coalesces into an enchanting aroma. The initial burst of juicy raspberry gradually gives way to a creamy vanilla essence, accented by a subtle hint of caramel.

Despite encountering reviews suggesting otherwise, I must disagree with the notion that this perfume lacks longevity. I've found that I can smell  the perfume on my skin even after a full day of wear, garnering compliments along the way. While it may not be the most overt scent, its presence is palpable enough for those in close proximity to notice—a victory in my book.

In conclusion, I am pleased with my selection of perfume for the impending spring season. I anticipate further explorations with the unconventional offerings of Juliette has a gun, or as some affectionately refer to it, JHAG.

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