Sunday, 13 January 2013
Illamasqua- Freak Eau De Parfum.
Welcome to the first perfume post that I have ever written, I hope that my friend Nat is proud of me as it was her who convinced me to buy this, all the way back in November. Now, you might be wondering why it has taken me so long to write up this post (well i'm sure that you aren't thinking that but i'll tell you anyway!), it is because I really never bother with perfume. I usually end up at my destination of choice and only then go 'oh yeah, I forgot perfume...' it just isn't an essential to me.
I decided to go for Freak by Illamasqua after sampling it once and not being able to stop thinking about it for a solid two months. By that point I figured that I probably should just buy it and stop being such a er.. freak. So I parted with some cash and the ambition to wear it daily and then... I completely forgot about it. There's something not quite right there. However, when I have managed to put it on, I haven't been able to stop sniffing myself, it's the most curious heavy scent i've ever smelled in my life.
Illamasqua describe it as "a concoction of dangerously exotic unconventional flowers that Illamasqua has unashamedly blended together to celebrate the night." That is Illamasqua all over: unconventional and unshameful. They are a brand that appeal to the drama queen in all of us, they play with our senses and our emotions to create dramatic looks that are true to their inspirations, from 1920s to the alternative scene. If Freak wasn't something completely different, weird yet incredible, then I would have been dissapointed.
I won't bother to explain what makes the scent what it is, I'm not a perfume buff and it would be a case of googling it and reproducing it- something which just doesn't seem worth it. If you are massively into ingredients and such then I urge you to look it up as I have it on good assurance that it is a massively interesting blend. I will tell you though that it is heavy, it is different, it is dark and it is strange. I think it's a bit of a Marmite scent, as it is so distinctive I could see people hating it- personally I adore it.
Leave your florals at the door and pick up Freak. For 30ml it costs £34.00, for 75ml it is £59.00 and you can buy from the Illamasqua website.