Breath Of God by B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful, 2007
Rated #1021 in Fragrances
Disgusting! Absolutely vile!! Firstly, I will say, that this review is based off of one small wearing. However, Breath of God, is definitley the type of fragrance that you only need to wear once to know if you will love it or hate it. I poured a small amount from my decant onto my skin. I was met with a fresh cantaloupe type smell, mixed with a rusty paint bucket. Yes, it smells as if a freshly sliced juicy melon, fell into a rusty bucket of paint. Fishy and metallic accords throughout the dry down. I washed it off my skin at about the 20 minute mark. I may revisit this fragrance at another date, granted I can muster up enough courage to do so. I will give credit where it's due, this stuff is very artistic, and very daring; while also, unwearable.
Curious stuff. I imagine the potions classroom at Hogwarts to smell like this: bubble gum and blackened cauldrons. Its a rather clumsy blend of fruity top notes (I get bergamot although not listed in the official notes) and a smoky vetiver and tar base. I understand that this is an amalgamation of two blends, Inhale (fruity) and Exhale (smoky), by the same brand and it remains to my nose a fragrance of two distinct parts. It smells like a students potions experiment. This isnt accomplished perfumery in my view, it lacks the refinement of say Dzing! and Bvlgari Black (which I reference not so much as smell alikes to Breath of God, but as examples of great fragrances crafted around disconcerting smoke/rubber/tar notes), but it is enjoyably weird. I rate this neutral as I don't chose to wear it as a fragrance terribly often but I do find myself reaching for a whiff from the vial fairly regularly.
BOGs opening salvo is like a squirt of squid ink in a clear pool: all blacks, greys and smoky swirls. This is one of the few perfumes that has the courage to actually bolster the dragged through soil and smoking huts quality of vetiver instead of playing it down. The feel is predominantly of woodsmoke, clumps of earth, iodine tincture, creosote, all delicious non-perfume things which wrap the wearer in an olfactory bear hug. But already theres an oceanic, ozonic lightness rising in the mix, which should be completely at odds with the rest but instead seems integral to its panorama. The sweetness of melon likewise, despite being a startling juxtaposition, is instantly comfortable among the elements here and gives the mid-stage its constantly shifting quality. My one concern with BOG is that this melon centre wears a bit brash in cooler weather, but the balance seems just right when the sun is shining. Yes, this does have rough edges which perhaps could have been treated better by another pair of hands but the overall air of daring paying off that surrounds this perfume is exhilarating. Another plus in my book is that it seems to hang on to some trace of smokiness through its life.
Breath of God is a fruity, incense, smokey vetiver. Hard to describe, but I picture an old time carnivale and stepping into a fortune tellers stand. In this room or stand she's burning incense and has a box full of fruity bubblegum next to the cards. There's a lot going on it this, but that's basically the vibe I get throughout the fragrance. As other's have said you'll either love it or turn your nose up and wonder why would anyone want to wear this. Lush makes some very interesting fragrances and Breath of God is the best example of it. Quality is exceptional and every Lush fragrance I've smelled is never lacking in quality or originality for that matter.
This is one of the best refreshing scents i have.I loved it at the first sniff.... The name is so well chosen, when you smell it it transends you to the mountain of Himalaya....to the place with cool fresh air, and i get this feeling as if i am breathing fresh mountain air.It has some meditation quality to it too and smells very very natural. Some say it smells fruity, and it does , but its the great scent for men that can be worn by women too. I intend to wear it in the summer heats, cause it gives so refreshing cool, mountainlike feeling to me. Its very unique frag and perfect combination of male-female ingredients! i just cant get enough of it!! PERFECTION in a bottle!
Everybody suggested Breath Of God as one of the weirdest fragrances around and as I'm always very curious about strange perfumes I immediatley decided to try it. A bizarre composition with mint, smoky incense/vetiver and fruits that's quite weird indeed. Linear and just a tad loud but definitely distinctive and (somehow) pleasant. It opens with incese juxtaposed to melon to then "evolve" into a smoky vetiver and a sort of woody-fruit-salad that's fresh and dark at the same time. Funny and very wearable, but far from being the masterpiece I expected. I think I made a big mistake with Breath Of God as the first time I smelled it, I was at Lush surrounded by the loud and cacophonous chemical aroma that is typical of this kind of stores and, as the sense of smell is inarguably bounded and related to memory, my brain is no more able to dissociate the smell of BOG from the fake "natural-justmade-cosmethics&soaps" odour of Lush's points of sale. I decided to buy a 10ml vial anyway and maybe, one day, I'll be able to fully appreciate Breath Of God. Edit July 2011: After several wearings I can say I'm addicted. The smoky vetiver juxtaposed to the general fresh vibe is extremely compelling and unique. Kudos.
A hearty meal of a fragrance that ensures the turning of heads and sentimental sniffs of clothing you leave behind. Smokey and deeply fulfilling at the base whilst remaining tantilisingly fresh and spicy at the top. Buy it, wear it and turn yourself on to a truly outstanding world of scent.
When I first sniffed this in the Lush department I said "no" thank you! but my fingertips where already infected with this juice, because it is kind of resinous and oily. After a few minutes I could not stop rubbing my fingers on the tip of my nose, it was amazing, I had never experienced anything like it before. I could not help to think I had finally found a scent that described me soooo well, that fit my personalilty so good. As my relationship with it developed, I found that this was a huge compliment to myself because it is a "Grand" fragrance. In the beginning it is a serious mess, there is no way of describing any one note, they all clashed with each other in a rumble but immediately it begins to develop and the notes then start to come away from each other and can then be identify, mind you, don't think for one second that rumble had nothing to do with this delicious explosion, on the contrary this clash had everything to do with it. to say that the staying power is poor is to insult this lovely juice but if you learn to appreciate it from the moment it starts to develop to end you'll understand that it is meant to be this way and only last this long. like a great love affair!
Did this wonderful stuff actually once come in the interesting bottle we see at the top of the page ? It would seem so, along with the other fragrances in the other interesting bottles shown. The ones that remain have all been transferred to Lush's dreadfully generic containers, but Breath of God is still what it is ; a controversial fragrance that one either loves or hates. Count me among those who love it. It takes all kinds, and all noses I guess.
Breath Of God by B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful, 2007
|By||B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful|
|Notes||Cedarwood, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver, Lemon, Grapefruit, Neroli, Black Pepper, Sandalwood, Cade|
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