Not a Perfume 2010

Not a Perfume by Juliette Has A Gun
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Not a Perfume is a perfume by Juliette Has A Gun for women and was released in 2010. The scent is synthetic-woody. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Romano Ricci

Fragrance Notes

Cetalox®Cetalox®

Ratings

Scent

6.8462 Ratings

Longevity

6.6370 Ratings

Sillage

5.0360 Ratings

Bottle

7.3338 Ratings

Value for money

5.948 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 18.10.2021.

Interesting Facts

Apparently, in addition to Cetalox®, the scent formula also includes Hedione, Iso-E-Super and a mixture of different musk molecules (source: Scent and Chemistry - The Molecular World of Odors).
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Dexter82

3 Reviews
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Dexter82
Dexter82
   5  
Juliette is definitely not carrying a gun here
Hi Parfumas and Parfumos,
2010 I joined the community here. NOT A PERFUME came on the market in 2010. It was bound to happen that we would come together. Now the time has come. Anyone who has ever read my reviews knows that as a man, I have become more and more open to more feminine scents over the last 10 years. I have no regrets and advise every man to dive into the world of women's fragrances. We have so many more olfactory options that way. Many declared women's fragrances are of so tart that without further ado a (young) man could dare.
As we all know, the last few years were rather less fragrant. The only perfume I wore every day was Sterilium and alcohol. That was enough for me now. I always wanted to wear Cetalox-heavy fragrances, skin-affine fragrances, because at work strong sillage is so not seen gladly.
NTP has only Cetalox as a fragrance molecule, so there is no real development as in a classically composed fragrance of top -, heart, and base notes. There are no surprises, but one should not underestimate the adaptability of Cetalox. This substance amplifies other fragrances, therefore perfect for layering, or it highlights your own smell - which I appreciate incredibly.
My niece- 27, fresh and young. And amazingly so smells the scent on her skin. Citrusy, acidic fresh, stimulating. Later a little creamier and skin affinity.
With me 39, man, androgynous it smells very soft, musky, pheromonig you could say already. Quite feminine. It smells like my skin, only more intense, better. It's unobtrusive, creamy, a little erotic... I think it invites people to want to smell you. An invitation to physical contact. Gentle seduction...
Lol vllt but also just wishful thinking. The fact is that the sillage is low, but the fragrance floats like a second skin, an aura over the wearer. I like to smell on me, even if that sounds weird. Durability is over 15 hours and even after showering the scent is present.
I also like to wear this scent to sleep. I find people smell best in the morning (as long as they have showered before :)) and NTA smells like my partner does in the morning. That invites to cuddle.

Conclusion : Everyone should have tested this non perfume. I consider this a must-have. Who is familiar with Iso-E and Molecules, will also have his pleasure here.
Sniff times with Notino purely. They have Sale. ? #notsponsored #mandarfmichabermalsponsern
RedRose296
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RedRose296
Helpful Review    4  
Woody Clean?
Yes, I now also try myself with reviews :-) Unfortunately, not so experienced yet, so apologies if I may not always use the correct word. Am but in any case always open to comments ;-)

For me, there is definitely something to smell here. Woody, clean ... i feel like in a cloud of cotton wool. So I conclude that you can call this "powdery". The scent lasts all day on me and doesn't change in intensity at all. Even days after applying it on a scarf, the scent is still there. And by apply I mean not bathe in it ;-) Only 3 - 4 sprayers.

Reminds me of Molecule-01. I like that too, because this smells just as woody-clean and actually always goes. A feel-good fragrance that you can wear with pleasure also times to chill on the sofa.

I have not read all Rezesionen to this fragrance; I would be interested but whether the environment of the people who do not smell the fragrance itself, this perceives something more?
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Ignorabilis

10 Reviews
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Ignorabilis
Ignorabilis
Helpful Review    7  
Fresh from the wood workshop
After many attempts and quite a lot of effort to love this fragrance, I admit: He has not really convinced.
How often had I heard about the mysterious "non-perfume", which is supposed to put a translucent scent veil around you as if by magic (or rather by magical chemistry) and cast a spell on everyone around you. And how curious I was about it! Even though the big hype about "Not A Perfume" was a while ago ... who can blame me?
So I was all the more excited when I got a proper bottling included in a swap (thanks again for that!) and couldn't wait to test it.
Sprayed on, losgerochen and ... Alcohol! Well, I had been too fast. So I waited.
A little later I tried it again more carefully and erroch ... yes, what actually? I had expected a soft, gentle skin scent - so to speak "my skin but better" - and instead I found it first of all weird. Not really to be grasped either. Not necessarily unpleasant, but really very strange.

After several tests, I could better assign the fragrance. Or rather, associations developed. Above all, it reminds me of a wood workshop. Sawdust, wood glue, a bit of varnish. Somehow a mixture of natural and synthetic components. Now I've never walked into a woodshop thinking "it smells awful in here", but I can't recall ever thinking "but it smells insanely good in here" either.
The scent itself doesn't change much over the course of wearing it, it rather fluctuates in intensity. Sometimes it is mainly the synthetic pungent, what comes to the fore, a little later it calms down again and the natural woody comes out. But nothing really adds or disappears. A bit restless it also becomes in this back and forth.

And then, of course, the most important question: do I want to smell like this?
Mh, well, I don't really know. I just can't imagine a situation in which I would reach for this fragrance. What I was hoping to find here is already covered by Molecule 01, which I've recently added to my collection now (Was a bumpy start too, but we made it!). When I think of Not A Perfume, I just can't think of anything. And sadly, neither does those around me. Instead, only question marks form. It just doesn't want to feel that good.
Not A Perfume is indeed not a perfume ... for me.
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5.5
Scent
Virginia93

20 Reviews
Virginia93
Virginia93
   1  
It's really not a perfume
I can smell it only after a lot of time, by putting my nose on the arm and trying to focus on it, but it's practically imperceptible, it just increases a little the natural smell of skin. My mum says she can smell it on me and it's good, but obviously, as a lover of perfumes with great sillage and longevity, I would never buy it.
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LisaD

2 Reviews
LisaD
LisaD
   2  
This (not) perfume is COMPLEX.

It has had me on quite a rollercoaster.
I got this as a sample two years ago from Sephora, and I smelled it once, it smelled like the woods, so I threw it in a drawer and forgot about it until this week. I sprayed it a week ago, and smelled NOTHING-zero-zip-nada. So I didn't even commit to putting it on my body. Again, a couple days ago I tried to give it another chance, so I sprayed it on a piece of paper-and smelled a VERY faint musky-woody scent.

Fast forward to today. I FINALLY put in on my body and DAMN. Immediately I smelled citrus, and freshness. I can see how it reminds people of D&G Light Blue. But, to be honest, I immediately started smelling a men's green/citrus cologne, kind of along the lines of Aqua di Gio or L'eau de L'Artisan.
It is a very faint scent to me, but has INSANE longevity. I put it on around 12pm, and at 9:15pm I STILL smelled it. Even after cooking, washing dishes, and washing my hands. Also, I walked in to a room where my husband was, and he IMMEDIATELY smelled it.
Sadly, it's way too masculine on me. I get zero sweetness and zero vanilla-just pure citrus and musk.
I will say, I layered this on my hand with Bright Crystal (such a boring scent), and WOW it deepened it beautifully. I think this will be my layering perfume used very sparingly. I don't think I will be buying the full size.
It is a fun party trick though. I gave it to my mother, father, husband and brother to try one night and it smelled so different on all of them. On my mother it smelled so citrusy and clean. My father it smelled like paint thinner. On my husband, it smelled like tobacco and musk and on my brother, it smelled like vanilla and baked goods.
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Frauduftet
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Frauduftet
Helpful Review    6  
always works
After showering I can actually always wear. No matter what time of day or season. The never sucks.
However, I hau the fragrance right on it, you can hardly overdose. In the hair, décolleté, bend of the arm, Habdgelenk, neck, clothes....
Sometimes I perceive him, sometimes not. Mostly comes a pleasant, comforting, woody note. The fragrance is rather close to the body. I love it. ❤️
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Amberfreak
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Amberfreak
Helpful Review    3  
The Emperor's New Clothes
As long as my nose sticks directly on the hand, I smell barely noticeable what iso-woody-white-musky. This state lasts a good 7-8 hours. Here I must mention that my nose is generally or temporarily fragrance-blind to certain components.

I thought NAP was perhaps for Layern still suitable, for a woody maintained fresh undertone.

But my elegant and picky neighbor asked from 6 meters away, "what smells so fine and good".

Conclusion: even if you hardly feel yourself, the surprise effect / effect is not to be underestimated
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GewoonBB

59 Reviews
GewoonBB
GewoonBB
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Not A Perfume (@Nose.Knows.No.Notes)
• JULIETTE HAS A GUN NOT A PERFUME •

Not A Perfume is a one note fragrance by Julliette Has A Gun. In this case the single note is cetalox, which I understand is a very close relative to the more known ambroxan. A fragrance like this is great for layering, but it can also be worn on it's own. Cetalox gives off a clean, fresh linnen smell, that combined with body heat creates a subtle, but quite interesting blend.

I recently tried Escentric Molecule's Molecule 01, which is amongst the most popular one note fragrances (it only uses Iso E Super). For me personally, Not A Perfume was a bit more pleasant, with the downside being that it's definitely more feminine. Both use the combination of body heat and natural body odor to complete the fragrance (more so than regular perfumes), so I think the experience will differ quite a bit from person to person. Both Molecule 01 and Not A Perfume have a distinct, very light woody, maybe cardboard like scent, with an almost aquatic or ozonic freshness that fades away as it turns warmer and warmer and more cozy during the day. In my experience, the cetalox in Not A Perfume smelled cleaner and stronger. Wearing it equates to wearing freshly washed laundry, after using an overdose of deturgent. It's comforting to me, although it's something I'd mostly wear at home and not so much in public

I've tried layering Not A Perfume once, with Julliette Has A Gun's Vanilla Vibes. With equal sprays, Vanilla Vibes added, you guessed it, vanilla to the opening. Not A Perfume overtook it pretty quickly however, and I couldn't really get much of the Vanilla Vibes in the drydown •

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SchatzSucher
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SchatzSucher
Top Review    13  
A nice little nothing that almost smells there....
That's how I feel about the non-perfume. Or is it perfume? That's where opinions differ.
Some time ago I ordered a sample set from Juliette Has A Gun because I was curious. Some interesting scents were there and also this one, which I tested several times and tried to make friends with. I didn't quite succeed.

I can't avoid some nagging here.
First of all, I feel the smell quite well. I notice something sweet with hints of slightly spicy wood, there is also something clean, almost aseptic. But somehow also quite indefinable and diffuse.
And it's not all that conspicuous. Okay, it's probably got a single odorant in it. Cetalox/Ambroxan, despised by some, not perceived by some. Used in many fragrances as a woody-spicy-balsamic component. Can also get on your nerves quickly in large doses.

The idea of adding a single component to a fragrance (if you like to call it that) is something new to me here. So far I only knew fragrances that were produced according to the classic concept, i.e. with head, heart and base notes, and that also have something to tell. Sometimes a longer and sometimes a shorter story.
The story of the non-perfume is quickly told, it is very minimalist. And I'm torn between favor and disfavor. The classic perfume concept has been taken ad absurdum here.
The basic idea may be quite original, but unfortunately there is still something missing for me. A fixed point, something to which the nose and the senses get stuck. The way this smells to me now, it's too emotionless and sterile for me.

My conclusion: If you like it so clean and inconspicuous (there are always moments when you may not be so extremely scented) and you like the idea of getting by with just one scent, you can get hold of it here. Men can also easily access it here, the declaration "for ladies" is quietly disregarded.
But with me a certain helplessness remains behind and a slight feeling that I have been taken for a ride here cannot be denied, especially since one has to leaf through a lot of money for this not- or yet-smell.
Yes, I admit, not liking prevails in the end. But I don't say yes or no to everything.
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Lockon

34 Reviews
Lockon
Lockon
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Nice frag.
This is a nice clone of Molecule 02.
Smells great, a linear scent that is nice and simple.
Not a must-have, but a nice weapon to have in the armory.

I used six sprays...both wrist, back & front of my neck, chest, and front of my shirt.

Will I buy this again? No.

What's the strength of this? EDP.

Does this fragrance enter BEAST MODE, good, just okay or weak sauce at best? Good.

Can you use it as a unisex scent? Yes.

Am I willing to trade this fragrance? Yes.

Should You Skip It, Sample It First or Blind Buy It? Sample it first.

Is it the old, new formulation? New.

What's its availability; in production, limited edition or discontinued? In production.

SKU Number: 3760022730329 (Sample)
Batch Number: Unknown (Production Date: Unknown)

Age: 21+
From: Boscovs
Size: 3ML
Scent: 5/5 (Lovely).
Value: 5/5 (free).
Sillage: 5/5 (Five feet).
Longevity: 5/5 (Eight hours plus).
Creativity: 5/5 (Manly).
Projection: 5/5 (Two hours & a half).
Versatility: 5/5 (Anytime & Anywhere).
Compliments: 3.25/5 (Okay).

Until next time, I'll catch you on the flipside.
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KingPinKingPin 3 months ago
2.5
Scent
6
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Of course it’s not a perfume, it certainly doesn’t smell like one. Way too chemical.
ScentwitchScentwitch 9 months ago
1
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1
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1
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1
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I smell absolutely nothing, but my husband says it’s smells good. I can’t honestly review it.
MissBiscuitsMissBiscuits 1 year ago
4.5
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8
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6
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not a fan - smelled somewhat citrusy at first and then quickly disintegrated into bitter chemical components.

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