Monday, October 3, 2011

Illamasqua Freak Eau de Parfum

Anyone ever told you to 'get your freak on'? What does that even mean? Well, noone said it to me before, but today I got a package from Hayley and Alex (Illamasqua) with a little and very chic note that said: ''Sasha, get yo Freak on!'' You know what ... in this case it actually makes sense. I got my own Illamasqua Freak Eau de Parfum sample. =)

''Freak is a concoction of dangerously exotic unconventional flowers which Illamasqua has unshamedly blended together to celebrate the night.''

Don't you just love the tilted bottle with the little silver snail on it? Its freakishly innovative design really blew my mind. By the look of it, I couldn't tell if it's a ladies or gentelmans perfume.

Top Notes
Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna (they bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion)

Heart Notes
Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom (they caress and kiss)

Base Notes
Aromas of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh (they addictively mesmerise and capture the senses)

I don't wanna be captain obvious, but this package I got was very well thought out. Strings of purple paper as a base and little multicolored plastic strings with a snail shell painted silver. Don't those multicolored strings remind you of trails that snails leave? Brilliant!

Here's my little bottle of Freak. The scent was very familiar to me, but not because it reminded me of some other perfume (it most certainly doesn't smell like any other perfume I sniffed) - it's because my previous Illamasqua package smelled the same. =)
I'm still not completely sure, because I didn't get a confirmation from Hayley yet, but I bet it's the same scent. Maybe you read a review or two about the Theatres of the Nameless collection and maybe the other bloggers mentioned how good the package smelled ... It's very hard for me to describe the scent and it's impossible to review it. We all have different taste and it's the same when it comes to fragrance. Here's what I can tell you about it. It's Illamasqua. That can tell you it's definitely one of a kind. It's quite strong, floral, sweet and yet somehow fresh. I find it daring and innocent, strong and gentle, seductive and calm. I love my Freak.

Today (Monday 3rd October) is when the pre-order facility goes live on and Thursday 20th October will be the official launch. ---> Illamasqua Freak site

You can get your bottle of Freak (75mL, EDP) for £59.

*The product was sent to me by the company.

Thanks for looking and commenting!


  1. The packaging is gorgeous. The scent sounds like it would be something I would like, but at £59, I'll have to smell it in person first before plunking down the money. :) The snail is so cute!

  2. Hhaha I love how even the flower's names and symbology are compatible with Illa's concept.
    Opium Flower <3 So smart :P

    I just wonder...Does Datura have a good scent?? I know it's a potent hallucinogen, but I don't recall it being a super scented flower...The same about Belladonna.

  3. The bottle is brilliant!! I love the promotion picture! I need to smell this! Thanks for sharing this with us!


  4. Love the packaging. The scents are intriguing. I may buy it, just not sure. I don't really care for scents that a man or woman could wear.

  5. @elbee: Of course. I'd recommend trying it on, not only sniffing it. The same perfume can smell differently on different person. The scent developes when it touches your skin, you should definitely try it. =) I love the heart and base notes in this one.

    @Sarah B.: Illamasqua people think of everything! =) My mother has a couple of Daturas... They're really interesting plants - their blossoms fully open at the evening and they smell SOOOOOOO good. I liked them very much even before this fragrance came out. =) I wouldn't know about Belladonna, but trust me: Freak is a special fusion of scents.

    @Alexisaurus: You're very welcome. =)

    @Lucy: Even though this scent is unisex, it doesn't remind me one bit of men's perfume. You should try it and see if you like it.

  6. I really can't find this on the website?! :(

  7. @April: It can be found here

  8. As always, Illamasqua has done an amazing work with the packaging, this one is simply gorgeous! The little snail cracked me up :D

  9. I love the little snail on the bottle and in the package. :) I love the way you describe the scent, I may need to go smell this pretty. ;) that is if I could find an place that sells Illa's here. ;)


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