‘Tis the Voice of the Lobster Perfume Oil $5.75$23.00

‘Tis the Voice of the Lobster Perfume Oil


‘Tis the voice of the Lobster: I heard him declare
‘You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair.’
As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.
When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark,
And will talk in contemptuous tones of the shark;
But, when the tide rises and sharks are around,
His voice has a timid and tremulous sound.

I passed by his garden and marked, with one eye,
How the Owl and the Panther were sharing a pie:
The Panther took pie-crust, and gravy, and meat,
While the Owl had the dish as its share of the treat.
When the pie was all finished, the Owl, as a boon,
Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon:
While the Panther received knife and fork with a growl,
And concluded the banquet by —

A woody, musky-weird base glooping over with blackberry preserves, a twist of mandarin, strawberry juice, pulverized watermelon, and a handful of smushed gardenia petals.

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The Dodgson Collection.

Scents inspired by the madness of Alice’s sojourns to Wonderland.

++Moral Hymnody and Nonsense

Lewis Carroll used the Looking Glasses and Rabbit Holes of his fantasy world to mock many contemporary conventions and demonstrate, through nonsense, the strangeness of the human condition. The madness of Wonderland illustrated the absurdities he perceived in the strict, orderly world he lived in.

In the first perfumes of this subseries, our scents parallel the poetic parodies: Lewis Carroll versus Isaac Watts.

Presented in an amber apothecary glass vial.


  1. milkbrainmultigame

    I just read all the reviews and no one said BUBBLEGUM
    It’s a very pleasant bubblegum scent, very citrusy/rosey when wet, but becomes a powdery bubblegum when dry.
    Powdery bubblegum, just like, pretty much every stick of actual bubblegum. Good bubblegum though, not the rock hard plasticy ones.

    I really really like it. Its my happy day scent now.

  2. Dawn

    Quirky & playful, as you’d expect from the name. On me it’s a whimsical blend of patchouli & watermelon candy, a hint of Wonderland that elicits a bemused smile whenever I catch its aromatically echoing voice.

  3. ranepage11

    This scent is one of my favorites to wear. Nice & light fruity notes floating to your nose for at least 2 days! This smell is wonderfully playful, absolutely nonsensical to ponder, just like the poem.

  4. teagrrs

    For me, it’s a fun summer scent. Just not as complex as I was hoping- fresh sliced, salted watermelon.

  5. Kristin

    I prefer soft florals or clean scents but this fruity perfume is so weird it’s wonderfully enjoyable. I kind of want to wear this forever now.

  6. Gloame

    Wow watermelon. This is the silliest scent I’ve ever scented! And then it totally changes and it’s super pretty and summertime. I didn’t expect to like this at all when I sniffed the watermelon, but woah, what a revolution.

  7. Alexandra

    I got an imp of this in the fruity pack. The initial scent when wet is woodsy and musky with just a hint of the melon scent. The musky scent seems to be the prominent note on me without overpowering the melon, berry, and faint floral notes, and it ends up smelling like a sweet incense on my skin once its dry.. It also lasts a long time on me. I probably wouldn’t wear it everyday, but I like it!

  8. Sarah

    I purchased the imp size of this and immediately regretted not purchasing a full bottle. I’m typically not a huge fan of fruity scents, but I thought the description sounded interesting. This is unlike anything else I own. It was love at first sniff and smells even better on my skin. I can definitely see where it reminds one of the other reviewers of a watermelon Jolly Ranger, but it’s so much more complex than that. I will definitely be buying a larger bottle. If the list of ingredients peaks your interest, give it a try!

  9. [email protected]

    On me, this blend smells like an incense version of a watermelon Jolly Rancher. It is delicious and lovely!

  10. Velvet Lilly

    How lovely this is! The first review here is perfect. I’m getting the blackberries first, with a hint of green and then the watermelon mixed with floral and behind it all that touch of wood.
    It’s a tiny little adventure in a bottle, with blackberries!
    A masterpiece of happiness and whimsy.

  11. woodenmango

    Such an interesting scent! (granted, aren’t they all?) Immediately out of the vial I definitely get woody scents mixed with blackberry and abit of floral after a couple of sniffs. As it dries on me the woody smells soften abit and I get the watermelon and gradually the gardenia comes out more. It’s not as sweet/fruity as I was expecting which is not bad at all. I like it!

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