Juliette Has a Gun Mad Madame really does smell mad and pissed off at the world. I have so much respect for a perfume that convey such emotion.
Mad Madame opens as an icy rose with metallic thorns. The rose in this is frozen and covered in ice crystals. When it begins to melt it releases a fruity-floral aroma. The flowers aren’t really distinguishable but the jammy blackcurrant is. There’s a bouquet of headiness over white musk. The dry-down is one mad patchouli trying to be comforted by vanilla. This is one pissed off chypre.
Notes listed include rose oxyde, blackcurrant bud, ambroxon, amber, peony, patchouli, tuberose, moss, jasmine, white musk, tolu balsam, vanilla absolute, and castoreum. Launch date 2012.
Give it a try if you are looking for “dark” rose. Or if you like perfumes like Juliette Has a Gun Lady Vengeance Diptyque Eau Rose (MM’s sweet baby sis), L’Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses, Montale Black Aoud and/or Histoires de Parfums Rosam. She may have “Madame” in her name, but this is a unisex rose.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – One mad as hell blackcurrant floral backed by her homegirl patchouli. Mad Madame never warmed up to me but I warmed up to her after a few wears.
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