* Rouge Assassin starts strong, with iris and resins.
* Yes, this one is aggressive and quite loud with an intense smell of dirty lipstick. Dirty as in sexy, not filthy.
* After it softens a bit, more resins come in, with a touch of vanilla and a sweet rose.
* A hint of powder clouds the scent before it calms down to a sweet amber and a creamy sandalwood base.
Summary: Rouge Asssasin was inspired by women of the 1920s breaking the rules and creating their own life – think flappers. The scent is vintage, and definitely more for girls than guys. I gave part of the sample to a female friend and she mentioned that wearing it made her feel sexy in a burlesque, va-va-voom kind of way. I totally get that as the notes are makeup-related, but not in a conventional fashion, more in a dirty, rebellious way. It’s definitely not office-friendly but would be perfect for the bad girl in your life (or the good girl who wants to let her bad side out once in a while).
Jovoy fragrances are available through Henri Bednel and Jovoy.
Disclaimer: Sample provided by publicist for company. Image courtesy of Jovoy.