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Outside

$5.00

Outside is unusual - it's a perfume that is also a really effective mosquito repellant.
 
From the CB I Hate Perfume website:
"CB OUTSIDE was first introduced in my gallery back in 2005 and has proved very popular ever since. So popular in fact that many have asked me to do it as an actual perfume. So I have. This version in my ready-to-wear collection is deeper and richer than the original but still keeps away bugs.

People are often astonished that something that smells so good can actually work in keeping flying pests away. But it does. From Connecticut to Cambodia, OUTSIDE keeps people from being eaten alive and smelling fabulous.”
 
And you know what? Christopher Brosius is absolutely right. Outside works AND it smells wonderful. I can smell the lavender and geranium mixed in a lovely accord with the bergamot, right out of the bottle. I get a whiff of old potting shed and freshly dug garden, wet and earthy, and then it becomes aromatic, herbal, with a fresh outdoorsy invigourating feel to it that makes me feel great! Not long after the intial spritz, Outside starts to take on a woody vibe which warms the accord beautifully with the addition of mild patchouli.
 
This all happens quickly, so that this water-based scent doesn’t so much as “develop” with a lengthy dry-down, as simply just “appear”, as in  “Here I am, I’ve come to protect you from the blood-sucking beasts for a few hours, and I’ll make you smell really good at the same time!” The soft herbal scent, which has a nice contained sillage and is void of any floral sweetness, really does last for several hours, and so does the bug protection. No swarms, no bites for the two hours I was outside on the deck this past evening.
 
So $100 for a mosquito repellant works for me, because it WORKS. $100 for a really lovely natural–smelling perfume is a no- brainer. The fact that they’re in the same bottle is just a fabulous bonus.
 
 
Notes: lavender, geranium, patchouli, cedarwood, bergamot and a touch of oregano
Type: EdT
Parfumeur: Christopher Brosius
 

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