Sunday, February 10, 2013

Vaudeville - Nevermore Body Company

Nevermore Body Company

Freak shows, concert saloons, carnival show and Vaudeville captured in one fragrance of sweet chocolate base with spicy pepper, fresh brewed Espresso and a mouthwatering Merlot wine bouquet of wild grape, strawberry stems and a hint of spice.

When I test a perfume, I like to know as little about it as possible, as if I'm already aware of particular notes, I find that influences me and sometimes I start imagining I can smell them, even if I can't.Luckily, I have the memory of a goldfish, so when I order a perfume online because it sounds like something I'd like, by the time it reaches me, I've forgotten what the notes are. All this is a roundabout way of saying that what I got from Vaudeville, and what the notes tell me I should have gotten are two vastly different things.

What I expected from the name was a carnival-type scent, some concoction of popcorn, candy, fairy floss, etc. In the vial I can smell chocolate and wine. Once applied, I got an apple smell - sort of cidery and alcoholic. A couple of minutes later I sniffed again and got a big whiff of liquorice. Now, these are both notes I'd expect to find in a perfume called Vaudeville, but imagine my surprise when I looked it up and found neither of them mentioned. The alcohol can probably be explained away by the Merlot (though it really did smell distinctly apple-ish), but where's that liquorice coming from?

A couple of hours later it was almost gone - the sillage is quite low and the lasting power... meh. I reapplied and this time I got the coffee. I wonder if that's because now I knew the coffee was there? I swear I did not smell coffee the first time I applied it. How odd.

3/5 Interesting, and I like it, but I don't think I'd buy a full size of it.

Day 41!


  1. Very interesting! I don't know if I'd like this. I don't tend to like liquorice or coffee in a perfume. I definitely want to try Nevermore sometime though.. After I try Possets and BPAL :D

    1. Oh, I love the smell of both liquorice and coffee! Two of my favourites. :-)

  2. What a fun idea! I shall follow this blog often as I have almost 90% of the samples most of the perfumers you are reviewing...with the exception of BPAL, I have a lot but not ALL (a girl has to eat after all!) Have not ever tried Possets at all yet, but I will!

    I am not a huge fan of Nevermore (some are okay), but I have not tried this one. I do like foodie perfumes. However, this sounds a lot like one of the Steambath Factory ones...right now the exact one escapes me. I'll have to go look in my closet.

    Good work!

    1. Thanks, and thank you for taking the time to read. I just wanted an excuse to continue buying perfume oils, really. :-)

  3. This sounds nice! Licorice is so awesome in perfumes! I´ve also recently started to enjoy wine as a perfume note!

    1. I love liquorice in perfumes. I'm coming around to wine - it can sometimes smell a bit 'cat pee'-ish.