Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pirate's Keg - Deep Midnight Perfumes

Pirate's Keg
Deep Midnight Perfumes

Oh, that Black Jack – you can only imagine the booty he possesses! Raise a glass and toast him on his way to more grand swashbuckling adventures. Bay rum, rich leather, wild musk, and a shot of coconut and lime. A delicious unisex scent!

I don't tend to like masculine scents all that much, but now that I have to review 365 perfumes I thought it would be a good idea to step out of my comfort zone occasionally, otherwise all you'll ever be reading is variations of chocolate, cream and white florals. I chose Pirate's Keg because I'm only vaguely familiar with bay rum as a scent note, and also because it has leather.

In the vial I smell booze and lime. My ex (now BFF) and I would quite often drink vodka with lime and bitters on hot days (and in Adelaide there a lot of those) and that's what this made me think of at first. Once it's applied I can still smell the booze, and also now the leather. The coconut is there, but it's not the suntan oil kind of coconut - it adds kind of a warm, faintly sweet softening to the rum and leather. The lime pretty much disappears on my skin, but every now and then I thought I could catch a whiff of it. The dry down is leather, softened a little by the coconut. I rather like this perfume, despite it being more blokey than I would normally lean toward.

3/5 Not sure if I'd get a lot of use out of a full bottle, but I will put the sample away and bring it out again when the weather cools down.

Day 17!


  1. I just recently encountered bay rum for the first time, in Incendere, it was not very dominant in that scent, but I do think I like it. What I don´t like is notable citrus in perfume, especially not lime or lemon... too fresh...

    1. I'm not a citrus fan either, but I didn't mind this note. It was fresh, but it was softened by the coconut.

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    1. It kind of smells like a drink. ;-)

  3. I like masculine, rum and coconut smells so I reckon I would like this.

  4. I love this one too, but I only like it because the bay rum and citrus are so nice together...normally I don't like too much bay rum. This does smell like a sexy sort of drink.