Notes: Vetiver, Vanilla, Leather, Smoke.
Aspects: Mysterious, Powdery, Brutal, Nostalgic.
Silent Films opens with an aromatic burst of old-world lavender and mint, and settles to reveal a hypnotic and cool heart of vanilla and black spicy earth; before the night is gone, it gives way to a smoldering, powdery, and purely addictive drydown of seductive leathers, musks, and smoke.
Dark, cool, and narcotic, this animal is cast in polar absolutes: no fruit; no flowers; no noise. This perfume is not as a warm and rosy body itself, but like an uncanny image of the body, a mercurial impersonation--almost as if in a mirror, or projected on a screen…where black is very black indeed, and white shines out like silver.
A fragrance in black and white.
Posted by EP on 22nd Dec 2017
The overall smell is somewhat industrial and it feels cold and sterile. The “celluloid” note does have a resemblance to formaldehyde. It’s more of an ambient experience than a perfume. I can envision the crackling film being shown, the projectionist all alone in their little room. The silence in the theater. A bit stark. I appreciate unique, evocative scents, that transport me to some other place in time. This is one of them. But, not sure I want to wear it.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Apr 2017
I have never been much of a perfume wearer, until now. Silent Films smells exotic and sophisticated to me and I love wearing it.
Posted by Su on 1st Mar 2017
When I first tried it, I thought it might be too heavy for me, but after a bit, the various notes came thru and now I will never use anything else. Sexy & seductive!
Posted by H N. on 16th Sep 2016
The first time I tried this at catbird I thought it was way too "lady" for me, old fashioned and formal. But after I left and a few hours later I was noticing this fabulous smell following me around. The way it transforms is the sexiest thing, ever. So warm and leathery and musky and strange. Addictive. Def more of a night time scent, it feels weird to put this on after you get out of the shower in the morning, like how it feels weird to watch dramatic TV during the day.
Posted by Ashley on 28th Aug 2016
I really wanted to love this scent but not me it was just an overwhelming scent of smoke. It ended up fading into a nice scent but the beginning just made me smell like I went out for a smoke.