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Salt air, ocean mist, aged patchouli, sarsaparilla, watered-down rum, leather-tinged musk, and a spray of gunpowder.
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Presented in an amber apothecary vial.
– July 10, 2019
I got the imp size of Mary Read as a sample, and I’m going to have to buy a full size and put it in rotation, because it’s willful and lovely. The first sniff is all “ocean”-scented candle, but once it’s on, it mellows into slightly briny air, tobacco, and old maps? Basically exactly how I would expect Mary Read to smell, and now how I want to smell, too.
– March 21, 2019
I took a gamble and ordered a full-size bottle of this without getting an imp first, and I AM GLAD I DID! This is definitely a little strong wet but once it was on my skin it just mellowed out into salty-sweet perfection. The “ocean mist” smell stands out the most on my skin when it’s dry, with a faint mingling of all the other smells beneath, kind of gives it a mysterious air to it. I am more than pleased with this, I love when a gamble pays off!
– September 16, 2017
This is one of my first full bottles, and my first review. I *love* this scent. I bought a sample after reading the description and was initially put off by the smell coming straight from the imp. My first impression is almost a cloying coffee, like the “International Coffee” you can buy in a tin. Ugh. BUT after applying to my skin, this thing BLOSSOMS into its really lovely salty, filthy, sweet-but-not-too-sweet personality. I don’t smell all of the notes in the description, and I’m not even quite sure what I *do* smell, but that kind of makes it better? There’s definitely the salt and rum, but I’m not sure of the rest. Maybe it’s the sarsaparilla that produces the cloying sweetness I get from the bottle that eventually mellows out so nicely. Regardless, this one snuck up on me and I only realized I needed it after the imp was depleted.
– November 8, 2014
Mary Read is one of my favorite women in history, so needless to say I was ecstatic to see a perfume inspired by her. It is everything I could have hoped for, delicate but musty and pleasant. I couldn’t be happier with it and will definitely be ordering it again and again so long as it’s on the site.
– October 7, 2014
The patchouli and “ocean mist” are very strong when this one is wet. As it dries it does get a little warm, due to the musk no doubt. I enjoy it, but I’m not sure it’s really for me. Think sea side, but a little powdery.
– January 29, 2014
Mary Read is my absolute favourite perfume since I received my first bottle yesterday (28/1/14)I am delighted with it. I chose this perfume because I thought it sounded romantic – I just hope the man of my dreams finds it desirable and extremely sexy, BPAL perfume oils sty on your skin all day and a huge treat to wear. I liken them to extensions of my clothing – part of my wardrobe and the whole adventure of getting dressed. Wearing perfume and clothing should be an adventure and not just something with which to cover yourself.
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