Mary Read Perfume Oil $6.25$25.00

Mary Read Perfume Oil


Salt air, ocean mist, aged patchouli, sarsaparilla, watered-down rum, leather-tinged musk, and a spray of gunpowder.

Bewitching Brews

Presented in an amber apothecary vial.


  1. lwirtz20

    I just got this as a frimp with a purchase, and it surprised me quite a bit! I don’t typically like scents with leather notes, which is unfortunate, because they love my skin chemistry. When I opened the bottle, I got hit with a heavy whiff of sugary caramel, but when I put it on, the caramel disappeared and for a moment, all I got was leather. After a minute, the sarsaparilla, rum, and sea salt made an appearance and balanced everything out into what I can only call a ‘cool-girl’ scent. It’s salty, musky, and warm; like an older sister who’s a wild-child, but will always take care of you when you need it. I can definitely picture a pirate smelling like this, and it’s absolutely a confidence builder- I need somebody to stop me from buying a saber and working on a windjammer now. (Also, I can’t stop smelling my wrist.)

  2. jemerrill

    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.

  3. KeeleeHamomin

    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!

  4. gwynnehester

    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.

  5. morlockiness

    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.

  6. xaglow

    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.

  7. KARLA

    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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