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Salome Papillon Artisan Perfumes for women and men

Salome Papillon Artisan Perfumes for women and men
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Salome by Papillon Artisan Perfumes is a Chypre Floral fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Salome was launched in 2015. Top notes are bitter orange and bergamot; middle notes are turkish rose, orange blossom, tobacco, carnation, jasmine and hyrax; base notes are styrax, vanilla, hay, patchouli, oakmoss, cumin, birch and castoreum.

Perfume rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 132 votes.

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Bitter Orange Bergamot

Middle Notes
Turkish Rose Orange Blossom Tobacco Carnation Jasmine Hyrax

Base Notes
Styrax Vanilla Hay Patchouli Oakmoss Cumin Birch Castoreum

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Salome Fragrance Reviews

Sue Oakhill
Sue Oakhill

Beautiful how different tastes are. Not wanting to spoil this scent for those who love it, but for me, this is the worst I could do to myself. I read quite a lot about this perfume and how it has been crafted and it's certainly a piece of art, but as a lover of white-greenish florals, this perfume is so different from all what I'm used to (and not in good way), that I just can't write an enthusiastic review. I wanted to try something new and love it but it's just not possible.

This perfume is an animal in a bottle. You spray it on and it roars back. No freshness, all musk, oakmoss, cumin, castoreum and hyrax. I don't get any roses or flowers at all... it's so dense, I had to cough and rub it off using everything I had and still it haunts me since a few hours (so longevity should be quite good ;))

I envy those who can wear and enjoy it. I can't. Too much for me. :)

Aug
15
2016
Alfredo86
Alfredo86

Salome is what people are afraid that Muscs Koublai Khan (Lutens) might be like, but it's actually not. This is an animalic beast to be terrified of in the best possible way: a blast of hyrax, castoreum and cumin. The flowers are there but only as a discreet ornament for the sweaty animalics (I am more than happy with this reversal: I own too many florals with a discreet animalic base as it is). Projection is astonishing and longevity too: Salome will turn you into a glorious skunk. This is sex in a bottle, and if you like animalic florals you could even blind buy this. Just don't wear it to work (unless you are in the sex business) ;-)

Jul
30
2016
lemonlye
lemonlye

In the vial, it smelled like Mitsouko or maybe Rochas Femme. Then on the skin: whoa yeah, there is some sweaty crotch or sweaty leather there, like in Cartier Declaration, but not in an off-putting way, just a naughty way. Definite significant amounts of leather and cumin, in any case. Also some ashtray. Plus there’s a cool floral freshening it up just enough, plus a lovely oakmoss element. I like it so far! As a naughty-sexy fragrance goes, I think it works better on me than either Declaration (which is pretty much *just* sweaty leather on me) or Absolue Pour le Soir (whose honey note only works favorably for me some days). It’s kind of like Mitsouko without the Guerlainade and with sexy smoky skin added in. It makes me think of Colette's stories; a woman's apartment dedicated to shameless sensual luxury; cigarettes and long-slept-in bedsheets, but also fresh pretty flowers brought in daily, and the nicest of soaps in the bath. It has many angles, this Salome.

Jul
26
2016
AveParfum
AveParfum

This is a stunning perfume, definitely has the modern-vintage thing going on. The hazy aura that surrounds me is that of perfume still clinging to my skin after having been with my beloved all night. It smells like dense clouds of frankincense combined with rose-scented candle wax and oodles of rich musk. Salome is warm and romantic and surprisingly wearable. While it is very animalic, it does not smell like a barnyard animal the way Muscs Koublai Khan smells. The animalic note I detect is more along the lines of leather-tinged civet. Reminds me of Absolue Pour le Soir, but I had to sell that one as it goes way too far into armpit & urine territory, while Salome never even comes close to that yet still retains an equally full animalic splendor.

Again, very animalic, so I might be tempted to call it raunchy, dingy, dirty, skanky, naughty, or nasty, but I feel that the negative vibes those words convey are not appropriate words for a perfume of this caliber of artistry and dedicated passion. Salome is the afterglow, not the act. It's the guy who calls the next day, not the guy who sleeps with someone else the next day. It's the vulnerability of soft lips brushing against supple skin for the first time. It is salubrious and sanctified, not sinful and salacious.

Salome is a masterpiece, the perfect addition to an already phenomenal line of carefully constructed, unhurried releases. I already loved Liz Moores' other perfumes, particularly Anubis, but Salome has sealed the deal for me in feeling that she is one of the absolute best noses in niche perfumery today. I hear whispers of a new release on the way, possibly a green, possibly a vanilla, and I hope it's true. I eagerly look forward to any new release from Papillon.

It took me at least six months of wearing Salome over and over again to really formulate my thoughts on it. A full bottle is probably necessary! (Edit: Bought a full bottle, Salome is now on my Top 5. Love it to bits!)

Jul
24
2016
JAD66
JAD66

So original! So sexy! I love big vintage fragrances and this fills my warm oak moss desires. It reminds me a bit of vintage Samsara extrait - one of my faves. The leather, smoke, sweat and skank dried down to a warm animalic spice that I can't keep my nose away from. Even my husband lifted his eyebrows when he took a sniff. I buy dozens of samples and this is by far the best one I've tried in ages. I'm on the verge of buying a fb. Mee-ow!

Jul
22
2016
IndigoEye
IndigoEye

Certain scents have been game changers for me. For example, I was happy wearing a cheap fragrance from my local pharmacy until I smelled a Chanel. And I was happy wearing the same Chanel as everyone else until I smelled a Guerlain. And I was happy wearing a post-reformulation Guerlain until I smelled a Serge Lutens etc. Most of you have had journeys like this, I'm sure. My point is, I was happy with my perfume collection until I sampled Salome and I thought "perfume - new perfume - can be like this?!" All the Papillon scents are so vivid in colour, almost jewel like in tone and radiance, that they make a lot else seem like base metal in comparison. And they are also rounded, full fragrances, not like many niche which I find often overly pared-down or a bit single faceted.

Salome starts big and feels very vintage. Yes, it is animalic, and I feel feline wearing it, but that is mostly in the top notes and it mellows out into a beautiful, big, rounded floral oriental. I would not wear it in the day, personally, but I love to put it on at night; it is the ideal accompaniment to a dinner for two by candlelight, walking arm in arm round the city...

Salome evolves in an interesting way, never disappointing in the dry down. Sometimes, in the early stages, my husband smells this on me and giggles (actually giggles), in the mid stages he asks what the lovely jasmine fragrance is, and in the dry down he finds it leathery. I enjoy all the stages. It is not my most urgent acquisition from the line - that will be Tobacco Rose or Angélique - although I hope to end up with them all at some point, and I await any future Papillon releases eagerly...

Jul
15
2016
aschiffm
aschiffm

Barn animal, lust and musk with a dash of spice. Musty and pale yellow, almost as if you naturally smelled like this x100. The warmth radiates and is alluring. The floral is not very noticeable on my skin but I guess it does give the fragrance underlying dimension and gives it a nudge to the feminine side of the scale.

Jun
22
2016
every108minutes
every108minutes

This is raunchy. Not necessarily in a bad way, but I don't know where anyone would wear it. Maybe next time I'm invited to a Kubrick-esque, Eyes Wide Shut sort of get together. Or, if I ever get to see Strauss' Salome. That's a no-brainer.

Jun
06
2016
mmmmgood
mmmmgood

they should've called this one, "Madhouse/Whorehouse-with Love"

that title just flew into my mind, when I smelled this...totally knee jerk. Uh, I dont even know how to review this one. It kinda blew my mind, in a good way.

this is what Roja Dove Diaghilev, was attempting to smell like.

May
28
2016
Southern Blonde
Southern Blonde

Salome is a feral furry fragrance that I tested on myself when a friend of mine said that it reminded her of me - if I was a sexy 1970s fashion model or pornographic actress wearing nothing but a big fur coat. This is a fur coat. This smells mainly of musk and the animalic scents of hyrax, beaver, castoreum and maybe even synthetic civet. I have only experienced the civet in Passion by Elizabeth Taylor but this is beyond musk. This is a crazy fragrance with so many notes that fall into place quite nicely: smoky tobacco, patchouli, incense, carnation, jasmine, a tincture of rose, citrus, cumin, wood, hay, vanilla and oak moss. The scents are all made in a lab so this is not a real musk or even real anything. It's a fantasy fragrance and I agree with the reviews that it wears like those dirty, barnyard skanky slutty "unwashed body in bed" scents like Bal a Versailles. I can't wear Bal but this is different. The scent smells luxurious and like a million dollars. It smells like the inside of a walk in closet with a wardrobe filled with thousands of dollars of merchandise in fur coats. It smells like when you go to an exclusive evening party and they take your coat while you're at the party and put it in a closet with the coats of other guests. Just a lavish fur fragrance very old fashioned and evocative of the Golden Age of civet perfume. It's exotic, Oriental and naughty. It makes me want to fuck and stay in bed with my lover for about 3 days and eat and drink nothing but each other.

May
22
2016
purecaramel
purecaramel

This, is the bomb!
Any woman, wearing this, will get my attention, instantly!
It is soooo reminiscent, of the perfume of the Feminine nether regions, as they combine with a fading Quality fragrance.
Intoxicating!
10 out of 10 for this chap!

That being said I find it quite comfortable wearing this myself, as it has me wrapped up in the cozy,soft,warm arms of a woman all day.
Then again, spray lightly, unless you have the legs for fishnets!

May
21
2016
najgirl
najgirl

It's hard to understand all the hype, because to me Salome smells more like a perfume from a different era than something that would garner so much popularity today. To my modern-day nose this concoction smells horrible - old lady, stinky flower, moth-ball-horrible. Sexy? I personally don't find anything sexy about the fragrance. I ordered a sample and tested 4 or 5 times, several days apart, to give it a fair shot. I even left it on my wrist for some time, though desperate to scrub it off, just in case something magical would happen as it developed and dried down. Unfortunately, I didn't experience anything pleasant, mostly a softening of the harsh opening notes and the appearance of musk. It is a very strong fragrance and the scent remained on my skin long after washing it off. I can imagine that this fragrance might appeal to some noses, but it's definitely not for everyone.

May
09
2016
Sirena78
Sirena78

This is an in your face, big, bold, Grand Dame of a perfume! There is a vintage quality to Salome and my first thoughts were it's comforting because it smells like what a grandmother would smell like. A very mature scent, you will not find teenagers wearing this. I like it very much but with my body chemistry it comes across too strong and my husband said it was "an old lady smell" which is not what I'm going for. Interestingly enough my dogs were very attracted to it and were all over me sniffling the application site. I can see how it might work beautifully for some people but for me it's a no go. As others have mentioned it lasts forever!

Apr
11
2016
emccarthy83
emccarthy83

Wow - I blindly bought this perfume based on the reviews and I'm so glad that I did. When first sprayed, the animalic notes are very strong on me, but after an hour, the scent is warm, spicy, and super sexy. Normally, I don't wear perfume to work, but the smell has become so irresistible that I spray a little on in the morning. There is a familiarity to this scent (Shalimar? Opium?), but it is also extremely unique. Seriously - as soon as my bottle is half empty, I'll be buying another, as it was somewhat hard to obtain in the USA - guess a lot of other people like it too!

Mar
19
2016
b.gracious
b.gracious

Scent - carnation, birch, patchouli & cumin.

Season/Time of Day - I can wear it in the colder months, or in the warmer months, day or night.

Projection - I did get noticed, I didn't get a compliment.

Longevity - I get 8hrs consistently.

Mar
16
2016
misslawbore
misslawbore

Everyone raves about Salome. I don't like the to me predominant smell of sweat but I did only spray it on about 30 minutes ago. I feel I must give it a chance as it is so universally admired and praised as being the best scent to come out of 2015 ....

Mar
02
2016
Lisilou
Lisilou

I own a FB of Salome and I wear it daily to work (I am a dr.)It is lovely but doesn't scream sexy in the way that I had hoped. I get a lot of compliments, though - "what is that gorgeous smell?!" A few old ladies have said I smell like old-fashioned musk candy. Sadly,I must be anosmic to the musk. I'd love to be able to smell what others apparently do.

Mar
01
2016
Moosubi
Moosubi

So heavy and musky. Almost beautiful but also slightly gagging. And rather like the jewelry on an older class ofJunior League ladies: lovely, but nothing you'd wear yourself. Maybe some day I'll come back to this and wear it, with age and distinction.

Jan
25
2016
renzi79
renzi79

Oooh Salome, my audacious, assertive, raunchy partner in crime. Where do I begin? Wear this when you are on the hunt for something salacious, something too hot to tell Mom about, something you wouldn't want the kids to know. This is strictly for grown folks, to be worn only after the sun sets. Think of the most erotic scene you can contemplate and trust me someone there was wearing Salome. This not safe for work, lusty scent, is not something you'd want your teenaged daughter or little sister to wear. Blame it on the cumin, but Salome screams of jasmine scented lady parts.Truly enticing, you have to be confident and sure you can manage her. Not for the timid. You've been warned.

Jan
15
2016
Adjames
Adjames

Too sexy, too sexy! Maybe a tad bit of nostalgia, like a dancer from the Moulin Rouge too....transported into present day society. I could see Mata Hari wearing this one.

Actually, after a while the scent becomes very comforting, spicy and warm...I could smell it still on my clothes a few days later. I think this is very wearable....maybe just sparingly during the day, but definitely appropriate for a wild night.

It takes a strong, sexy individual to pull this one off. I say go for it!

Jan
10
2016
scentinelle
scentinelle

I just received my Papillon sample of Salome ( so really good they sell samples) , and my first impression is being transported back in time to the smell of my great grandmothers wardrobe. Do I detect just the teeny weeniest whiff of camphor in there? The perfume nearest to this I think is Roja Dove's Diaghilev ( I had the V& A version not the present £750 one) . Both I think are nowhere near but aspire to the mother ship , the legendary Guerlain Mitsouko. Nor does Salome come anywhere near the sumptuous Femme, the shimmering sexy Shalimar, or the sublime Bal a Versailles. I know this is a polarizing scent and will have many fans, but to me this is not so much sexy, more Miss Havesham has left the building. The perfumier Liz Moores is amazing, she has created an instant vintage scent. Sorry not for me this time, but I know that many people love it.

Jan
08
2016
shushkin
shushkin

Nice and powerful. No shy flowers need apply. Yes, I immediately get the animal notes but they dont dominate. Someone on here has said its similar to SL Koublai Khan which put me right off even trying it!! It is no where near as farmyardy as KK. Seriously! I never want to have that ghastly experience again. I get the cumin, rose, carnation, oakmoss, hay and tobacco in that order. I might even go out on a limb and declare it a masterpiece of perfumery. This the sexy, spicey rose layered fragrance of the fiery heroine Carmen. Oh so wicked.

Dec
31
2015
pumpkintime
pumpkintime

Framorena has the right of it in that it recalls the drydown of vintage Opium (i.e when the striking spicy topnotes have worn off).

I prefer vintage Opium and E.Coudray's Nohiba (which also calls vintage Opium's drydown to mind but is spicier than Salome).

Dec
27
2015
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

DANCE FOR ME SALOME

"And The Mystery of Love Is Greater Than The Mystery of Death"

- Salome by Oscar Wilde

Where has this fragrance been all my life? It satifies my every animalic desire. I have worn other animalic fragrances before that are vintage classics: Bal a Versailles, Occur! by Avon, Chanel No. 5, Opium, but this blows them all out of the water. While it has no civet it wears like a classic civet. But it's so much more. The name is wholly appropriate. Wearing this fragrance is like putting on a costume, and the character is Salome from the Bible, and from the Oscar Wilde play. Or the Salome of the opera by Richard Strauss. She is a princess of Judea who has lived all her life as a sheltered and pampered child, but the court of King Herod is a nest of vipers. She has become corrupted and when she turns 18, she falls madly in lust with Saint John the Baptist, whom she can never have. As her act of revenge, she dances the Dance of the 7 Veils and it pleases her lusty stepfather King Herod who offers her anything her heart desires. She asks for the head of John the Baptist on a golden plate. And she gets it too. And she kisses his cold dead lips. What fragrance was she wearing that whole time? THIS ONE!

Notes in Papillon Artisan Salome

Head Notes: Bitter Orange Bergamot

Heart Notes: Turkish Rose Orange Blossom Tobacco Carnation Jasmine Hyrax

Base Notes: Styrax Vanilla Hay Patchouli Oak Moss Cumin Birch Castoreum

This fragrance is a roaring animal made of beaver scents smoky dark patcholi and cumin. The opening wears more like Salome's dance: it's fruity with citruses and then turns floral with dominant scents of jasmine and carnation. Having experienced this pairing of flowers before I realize that it's very exotic, Oriental and very seductive as a skin scent, like wearing a gossamer silk or see through gown which Salome most definitely was wearing that night she demanded the Saint's head. The dry down (the part after the beheading of the Saint where Salome finally gets to kiss John the Baptist's severed head) turns masculine making it a unisex fragrance. It's a savage animalic musk that threatens to devour you. It's downright frightening like staring at that severed head of the Saint. It's amazing how they did that. This is a sexy feminine, masculine erotic fragrance. It's warm and even just a tad sweet if you can detect the vanilla note in it. This is a a fragrance that you can't jump into blindly or early on. It's a mature fragrance for mature noses that have years of experiencing many fragrances with different accords and notes and who are fans of animalics. This starts off as an innocent and sweet fruity-floral and then becomes a monstrous beast. It captures the character of Salome perfectly. This fragrance is suited to fans of complex fragrances like Frederic Malle's Portrait of a Lady. In it's practical use, this is a rich, luxurious unisex evening fragrance for winter time. It's also asking you to wear it with fur coats, hats, gloves, boots, leather, or formal evening wear. I have never in my life experienced any fragrance like this. I'm so glad that my friends indulge me with fragrances. Thank you Eliza. This was amazing.

Dec
16
2015
Jack_Hunter
Jack_Hunter

Wow a civet floral sexy beast of a fragrance that reminds me a bit of Serge Lutens Musc Koubli Khan but better. The floral aspect gives the dirty civet aspect space to breath, it does not suffocate you out.

This smells great and very old school, you don't get many of these anamalic scents on the shelves these days. This is real perfume here.

Roja Dove has a very exclusive fragrance out called Diaghilev at Harrods thats costs about £750. Basically it's a very civet and mossy scent with a few florals and that does not come close to this one.

Those who have a adventurous spirit and are a little bit daring will love this one. It's not for everyone but my god this fragrance is magnificient.

10 out of 10. Wow!

Nov
30
2015
framorena
framorena

Can't say which one, but this perfume reminds me one of my mother's; it instantly cought me back 20 years younger; when they made real, wonderful perfumes.

EDIT: Ok, I'm in: The drydown of Opium YSL, the real one, not the horrible current chemical one; "reminds of" doesn' t mean it's a flanker, but which perfume is recalled to my mind; the rose, the jasmine, the castoreum, the carnation, the patchouli, less spicy, but yes, Opium dressed for many hours long.
I absolutely want it under my Xmas Tree

Nov
27
2015
farang
farang

This is a powerful animalic fragrance that is rich in civet, castoreum and similar carnal smells. Animalic fragrances are always polarising - either you love it or hate it. But also - they do smell differently on people's skin, and this needs to be taken into consideration.

I find animalic fragrances interesting...challenging sometimes. If I find one I really like, I would have no problem buying a full bottle. My current favourite is Montecristo by Masque. Salome is quite similar, though somewhat more powdery, dusty and more stale.

I do understand what Renflower talkes about in her review, and I would not like to be associated with smelling like an powdery/dusty man/woman who has not washed. Thus, this is not a perfume for me to enjoy.

Nov
22
2015
Das Huffer
Das Huffer

I completely agree with Florista. Liz Moores at Papillon is an absolute mad scientist, and I love when her creations lean towards the weird and wonderful!
The opening floral lilt is such a slyly deceptive intro. I can well imagine those more at ease with "safe" fragrances loving that initial bouquet, and then almost turning to panic as the animalic nature comes snaking forth.
Salome smells like it was a lost bottle of floral perfume in a flapper club, which turned into an opium den, which later got buried in dust and rubble during The Blitz, saw the light of day again when beatniks turned the disused basement into a venue for poetry readings, the air thick with incense and tobacco smoke, and then got mercifully neglected again, avoiding the synthetic advent of the 70's and 80's.
Unearthed again, Salome's veils are again swaying.
The evolution of this perfume is shockingly confident. Yes, it leans towards the feminine, but I would wear it just because I'd be proud to be sporting such a work of art.

Nov
21
2015
Florista
Florista

I reordered a decant of this to try and make a decision on whether or not to buy a full bottle. It is alot like Muscs Koublai Khan, however, with both of the major facets of that one made much more dramatic ( the fancy perfume side is grander with feminine flourish and the dirty side is far raunchier, especially at a distance and to the nose of your audience). Wearing this forces one to consider the feelings of others because it really projects some mixed messages and is definitely styled like something from the past so it doesn't fit in easily into most modern day environments (office? Hell to the no). So a full bottle would last me quite a long time, only ever used for my own personal enjoyment. It's flamboyant and richly textured with roses, bright and clean soapy notes, touches of talcum and white floral and then later on a cozy, caramelized labdanum and animal funk ( occasionally like halitosis, more often like armpits). I continue to love the drydown best when the femme floral disappears and a familiar, comfortable muskiness takes over. If you are the type who thought you might enjoy Secretions Magnifique only to discover it smells like vampire breath, you must give Salome a thorough testing. It captures something addictively alive and warmblooded like nothing else I have tried.

Nov
20
2015
rossyegio5
rossyegio5

Gelsomino, fiori d'arancio e vaniglia sporcati e resi torbidi da pesanti note animaliche, cuoio antico, muschio dolciastro. Il cumino inonda i fiori, li impregna, quasi li maltratta.
Allure potentemente retrò e persistenza immensa.
In evoluzione emerge la nota cuoiata (Eau d'Hermes docet...), ma castoreum e hyrax sovrastano un gelsomino carico, indolico, soffocante.
Chi ama il gelsomino e tutte le sue declinazioni lo apprezzerà.
Per me la fragranza è un profumone vintage, pesantino, nostalgico.
Sorry.

Nov
20
2015
Baseeta
Baseeta

I completely understand the enthusiasm for Papillon Salome. It's warm, sweaty. and incense smoky. The rose and jasmine in it reminds me of the Attars that my Arabic neighbors wear, and now I understand how patchouly can be earthy and sexy, without stinging your nose or making your eyes water. Have I mentioned the hyrax, cumin, and castoreum? Hahaha! Oh yeah, it's in there! Even if it weren't named after one of the most notorious dancers in history, it would still bring to mind exactly that.

Nov
15
2015
pvfp
pvfp

Just logging in to say: @SumoTigerCat, your review convinced me to give this one a try. A scent appropriate for wearing to Hell? I’m in! Thanks for your splendid review.

Nov
08
2015
tymanski
tymanski

yabadabadoo! salome is an outstanding contribution to classic perfumery, reminding me a LOT of roudnitska's skanky groundbreaker, vintage la femme. i even get a whiff of vintage miss dior, though salome is less tamed, and carries itself with a lotta 'tude. sure enough, the best features from anubis - crushingly indolic jasmine and that fab gasoline accord - are present but ms. moores has clearly upped her game - "lurid floral musk" (deadidol) - and is certainly one of the hot new noses to look out for. i'd love her to take on a hot-blooded old skool chypre! 8/10

Nov
05
2015
adrienn99
adrienn99

Cumin bomb and animalic notes. Scrap that, just a cumin bomb :) just cos something is a bit stinky does not automatically mean it's animalic and vice versa . ha.

Oct
24
2015
Q80
Q80

Now this is what i call an amazing stink! i guess Masque was trying to make his disturbing montecristo like this one here SALOME :)

This is earthy, animalic, sandi like fragrance that is sweetened with floral, citrus, and some kind of vanilla! the tobacco might be there but quite on an animalic side. that as of the top note.

When it calms, the Turkish roses and roses in general starts to rise abit and hides the animalic notes behind an illusion wall then the juice turns into a thick vintage anti-aging face cream (roots based essense) or let's say the potion of immortality! in this stage i feel it is the smell of the potion that "Lisle Von Rhuman" creates for both; first "Helen Sharp" then "Madeline Ashton" next in "Death Becomes her" movie.

Powerfully amazing and incredibly aspiring. You might not like it from the first top spray or let's say you might HATE it, but give it more time and try to realize the stairway it climbs. i can't deny that it is Unusual, bizarre, bold, and risky.

Oct
23
2015
SumoTigerCat
SumoTigerCat

Salome... if I had been in charge of naming this fragrance, I think the name would more appropriately be something along the lines of "Loup garou".

This is a wild, sexual fragrance not to be messed with. It is oily, animalic, body sweat, and mesmerizing.

Wear it only if your plans are to be entwined in unholy positions with a stranger. Or dancing in the moonlight with one from another world.

Dynamite waiting for the fuse to be lit.

I would not wear this unless I were visting a brothel in New Orleans, a bedroom with a fierce man, or Hell.

Oct
17
2015
Renflower
Renflower

This was atrocious. It reminded me of a teacher I had in elementary school. I'd noticed a putrid smell in her classroom through out the school year but did my best to ignore it because I couldn't identify the source of it to do something about it.
That was, of course, until the day my teacher hugged me during 'story time'. I don't recall exactly why she hugged me* but I do vividly recall recoiling into myself as that 'Ewreika!' Moment occurred; *She* was the smell! She was a kind woman with excellently dyed hair but truly reeked of a smell worthy of crime novel homicide depiction.
Salome sold me both by its name and fragrance reviewers citing it's alleged astonishing sexual nature. Given the varying nature of sexual scent, and what dictates a good one, I suppose to whom this would smell good to, it may have this going for it. I did encounter a strong tobacco note as it settled on my skin hours later.
A glance at Fragrantica's note list showed me nothing that would ring as code red level offensive to my nose. Truly at a lost and quite disappointed by how awful this smells.

* After some thought I do remember why she hugged me. I brought in leftover candy for the class that day.

Oct
16
2015
Delicoux
Delicoux

As a self-confessed gourmand lover, I sampled Salome with much trepidation. The list of notes, of furry little animals, indolic blooms and cumin, brought to mind a filthy,stray Tom cat who has had his way with all the fluffy girl cats in the neighbourhood!
But all my leanings for vanilla, candy, caramel scents have been blown out of the water by this erotic beauty.
Yes I smell, almost unwashed from the night before, a little stinky after spending hours in bed with another. Warm, worn out and satisfied.
Salome,is breathtaking and I shall be shoving my fluffy, girl cat scents out of the way to make room for my seriously sexy Tom cat scent.

Oct
14
2015
deadidol
deadidol

When I tried Anubis, I was admittedly bummed. I'd read so many good things about it and I loved the tropes that it was engaging, but ultimately, I didn’t feel that the composition had the structural sophistication to carry the scent. I ended my review by noting that even though I wasn’t quite on board with Anubis, I was looking forward to see what perfumer Liz Moores would do next. I’m glad I did.

The perfectly named Salome is a monster. It’s like a deeper, more dramatic Muscs Koublai Khan that folds in aspect of Musc Tonkin, Fleur Poudrée de Musc, and Anubis and manages to pull it off perfectly. Given the references I just laid out, I’m sure you can already guess that this is animalic scent. It’s essentially a floral chypre with a salacious, lurid musk attached that knows the limits of decency and just how far it can push up against those limits. Expect grandiose, weighty floral notes suspended over a full, woody-chypre base. The musk splits the difference between MKK’s cozy civet and Musc Tonkin’s metallic-goat shimmer. Some of the more aggressive textures of Anubis — specifically the gasoline jasmine and the leathery motor oil — make cameo appearances, but they’re part of a larger, more cohesive whole. Salome hits some of the same melodramatic chords of the line’s other releases, but the form is more refined without coming off as overly coiffed. There's some textural action going on (meaning that it’s not a perfectly smooth blend — so prepare yourselves, purists), yet overall Salome is far more tucked in than that of Moores' past releases. Over time, the musks turns a bit scratchy-powder akin to the Les Nereides scent noted above, but the carnality holds strong and the scent persists for long time. At points, it reminds me a little of Neil Morris’ Gotham. It’s less-rose driven, but Gotham’s excellent moodiness is all there. Adding this to her line was a smart move, and, although there are plenty of musky florals already buzzing around, there’s always room for something with this much sex and drama involved — and this has both in spades. A castoreum, gasoline, resinous, civety, lurid floral musk with the right amount of imperfection in all the right places. It’s dark, risky, and supremely moody — it’s fantastic.

Sep
29
2015
emily7
emily7

Absolutely divine.
Uncompromisingly sinful, carnal, fatal.
It opens dramatically, with an inversion; the composition begins with a fantastic climax as a cumin-rose-indolic jasmine-carnation explosion and it melts beautifully into more warm, supple, rich plush/furry texture - an image of naked and still warm post-coital Venus in furs with heady indolic flowers blooming in the background fits perfectly. A perfume worthy of a goddess.
Beware if not too fond of cumin - this is the quintessence, a high-end Rochas Femme SL Musc Koublai Khan hybrid.
For me - an instant love and must-have.

Sep
29
2015
pinkster56
pinkster56

I am insanely picky about perfume, but I am MADLY in love with this new release from Papillon! If you take the best, most amazing-smelling parts of vintage Cuir de Russie, Tabac Blond, and Muscs Koublai Khan, you might begin to have something that approaches Salome. This is a dark, witchy, sex-pot of a fragrance that smells deeply leathery, smokey, spicy, animalic, and most of all...SEXY. It's a gorgeous, dark-night-in-the-forest scent that keeps me smelling myself all evening long. And yes, it lasts forever! Two days after I got my sample, I caved and bought a full bottle. I seriously can't imagine a fragrance that could top this one for complexity and sheer sensual beauty. Wow...a conjurer's scent for sure!

Sep
25
2015
Sir Plum Duff
Sir Plum Duff

Salome *is* without a doubt one of the absolute best releases I have smelt to date this year. I didn't think she could top Anubis and Tobacco Rose, but (imo) this scent is sensational,sensual and
downright sexy. The longevity is as the other reviewers have confirmed: long lasting as hell @ 12+ hours on the skin and forever on clothes if one doesn't
launder clothes!! lol

Highly recommended.
Thanks Liz :D

Sep
24
2015
rp6969
rp6969

I lost my head over Salomé. This fragrance is so damned sexy. On my skin it started with a burst of cumin which initially worried me as sometimes it can have overly foody connotations for me. I needn't have worried. I was enveloped in a swirl of warm, comforting spices and a gorgeously heady rose/jasmine/geranium combo, sweetened with hay and tobacco. Add to this a whopping dose of serious animalics and you have another masterpiece from Liz Moores. I was constantly catching ethereal drifts of the exquisite florals. Longevity is excellent, lasting at least 12 hrs on skin and more than 48 on fabric. Magically debauched. Big love!

Sep
24
2015

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