Originally Posted by furrypine
Thanks for the description Rudolfo. Per the website to A Lab On Fire, the launch has been cancelled, now they say it will launched "late 2011", and it has disappeared from Colette. You were lucky to get a bottle!
I managed to get one, too. I had a dream about Rose Rebelle, so I bought both fragrances the moment I woke up, and got them today. Very fast - colette and FedEx did very nicely.
As an aside, WWDIS is labeled as such, and I suspect that these fragrances went out on the website before the lawyers were consulted. WWDIS probably has the noted song issues, and Rose Rebelle is a Chanel lipstick here
. What. Ever. I suspect that they're just getting renamed or something.
WWDIS(IP) - pun noted but not intended - is nice. Total agreement with Rodolfo. It's even more minimalist than L'Anonyme, IMO, so if that's not your bag, think carefully. But I like it. Very clean, and has this fascinating background quality that basically smells like a good room. My first impression was that it had some similarity to Etro Mahogany, only nicer. Mahogany always smells to me like an empty apartment with new hardwood flooring - a very clean odor. This smells similar, except somewhat like fragrance. Some faint notes, as if somebody with a really good fragrance just left the room, and you walked in, and wish to G_d that you had come earlier so you would have found out what it was. I don't get the dirty stuff as much as the waxy and clean stuff. Smells fabulous on clothing, too. Wearing it on skin brings out more of the "heavy" bio notes - the skin smells Rodolfo noted. Cloth gives it more freshness, overall. My wife noted the difference between the two immediately. She was also unequivocal that it's unusual
- an extremely rare compliment from her (she thinks damn near everything in fragrance smells "usual". She says good, but unusual.
Very wearable for such a unique fragrance. About the same level of wearability as L'Anonyme, but lighter. But oddly persistent as a background - the effect is reminiscent of Yuzu Man, but much more subtle and not overtly citrus.
US Customs got medieval on my sample, though. Big razor-slash through the bubble-wrap and product packaging, right down to the frag. You would figure that the one they would open would be "What We Do Is Secret".