Inspired by a streak of lipstick, the new fragrance from Juliette has a Gun is an homage to historic notes used in the feminine beauty essential.
The wearing of lipstick can be traced back to 5,000 years ago, when ancient Sumerians used crushed gemstones to decorate their lips. From then on, different cultures would use a variety of materials – from crushed bugs, berries, scales, pigments -- to create shades of red to colour the lips with. Interestingly, lipstick use throughout history went through highs and lows. Initially used to show social status and worn only by the upper class, its use later evolved into being so brazen as to be associated with marginalised groups such as actors and prostitutes. Its popularity would ebb and flow depending on what or who is fashionable during the period. Finally, the first commercial lipstick was invented in 1884, by perfumers in Paris, France, paving the way for its current ubiquity.
This feminine essential is the inspiration behind Lipstick Fever, focusing on the historic notes used in lipstick: Iris, which was popular with the French court; Violets, which became fashionable in the 1920’s and used in lipstick formulas themselves; and Raspberry, giving a pop of sweetness to the lips. Enhanced with woody notes of Patchouli and Cedarwood to give it a little refinement, Lipstick Fever is a contemporary composition, gourmand, ultimately feminine.
And just as a swipe of lipstick can bring a woman added confidence, a spritz of Lipstick Fever is the new must-have seductive tool in your arsenal, a voluptuous signature perfume.
Top notes: Raspberry, Violet Absolute
Heart notes: Iris absolute, Patchouli Essence
Bottom notes: Vanilla Absolute
Explore the provocative new fragrance here.