CB I Hate Perfume 2nd (Alan) Cumming EDP Perfume Review

CB I Hate Perfume 2nd Cumming

 

Cumming which later became 2nd (Alan) Cumming is one of those perfume collaborations that just makes sense. We have “outcast” perfumer Christopher Brosius teaming up with the eccentric actor and writer Alan Cumming to create an “anti-celebrity” celebrity perfume with profits going to various LGBTQ charities. The final product = CB I HATE CELEBRITY PERFUME.

Cumming is one peat-y perfume. It smells like wet, damp peat/dirt, rubber and garden hose. It’s a hyper-realistic olfactory portrait of a rooftop garden. It then morphs into this spicy, whiskey tobacco with hints of evergreens. It’s worn club chairs, cigars and scotch. Most of the wear (on me) is whiskey and cigars.

Being a CB I Hate Perfume, this perfume is not a perfume. Nothing about it is perfume-y. It’s dirty and weird; yet, oddly wearable. The man that gave us dirt as “perfume” has elaborated on that initial concept with the help of a charming and humorous spokesperson.

Alan Cumming

Notes listed include bergamot, black pepper, scotch pine, malt whiskey, cigar, heather, douglas fir, rubber, worn leather, highland mud, burnt rubber, peat fir and white truffle. Launched 2010 (and is based on Cumming from 2004). PERFUMER – Christopher Brosius

Give 2nd (Alan) Cumming a try if you like woodsy or boozy scents. Or if you like perfumes like Demeter Whiskey Tobacco (layered with Dirt), Eau d’Italie Bois d’Ombrie, Union Celtic Fire and/or CdG Synthetic Series Skai. All anti-perfumes are unisex. This one does lean more masculine.

Projection and longevity are below average. I get about 4-5 hours of wear. It wears like an EDT.

The 3.4 oz water perfume retails for $100 at CB I Hate Perfume. A perfume oil is also available (I’ve reviewed the water).

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONScotch, cigars and evergreen forests. It’s exactly the sort of sexy perfume you were hoping Alan Cumming would co-create. It’s one of those collaborations that was meant to me.

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*Sample purchased by me. Product pic from CB I Hate Perfume. Alan Cumming pic by Gerry Visco for Interview magazine. 

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