This Cult Fragrance Now Comes in a Shower Gel So Good, I Buy It in Bulk

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I remember my first whiff of the Not A Perfume scent like it was yesterday...

I was walking to my car with an Adore Beauty colleague when I smelt a fragrance so intoxicating, I had to find out where it was coming from.

"What’s that smell?" I asked her, sniffing around the parking garage like a sniffer dog at the airport. She replied with a knowing smile. "Not A Perfume."

I'd heard of Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume Eau de Parfum 50mL - it’s one of our best-selling fragrances on Adore. But in that moment, I finally understood what all the hype was about. 

I ordered one online the very next day and it's been my signature scent ever since. And if you're a lover of this fragrance too, keep scrolling for some VERY exciting news...

Meet Juliette Has A Gun Not A Collection.

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Finding your signature scent is a glorious moment, but you know what's even more glorious? When the fragrance house responsible for your signature scent releases it as a candle. And a body wash. And a room spray.

Yes, it's true. The cult Not A Perfume scent is now available in a home collection aptly titled “Not A Collection'' featuring three new products:

The entire range is scented with Not A Perfume, and also has no artificial colorants, sulfates, SLS, SLES, phthalates or parabens. 

My personal fave from the collection is Juliette Has A Gun Not A Shower Gel 250ml - which I'll tell you about in a moment - but what exactly is the intoxicating scent that makes Not A Perfume so good?

What Is Cetalox?

Not A Perfume is a sweet, musky amber scent made up of a single note. It contains a molecule called cetalox (also known as ambroxan) that is the synthetic form of the naturally-occurring substance ambergris.

Cetalox enhances other scents and works with your unique skin chemistry, meaning the scent it gives off is unique to you. It's also hypoallergenic, which makes it a great option for those sensitive to fragrances. 

But here's the best bit: I kid you not, ambergris is formed from a secretion of the bile duct in the intestines of sperm whales. Stay with me.

This substance can be found floating in the sea or washed up on beaches. One scientist even called ambergris “floating gold”, which is kinda accurate considering a tiny 1.57kg chunk of the stuff found in the UK in 2016 was estimated to be worth almost AU$90,000...

Back in the day, ambergris was highly coveted by perfumers for its unique scent and many used it as a base note in fragrances. But because it's so rare (and the fact importing it into Australia is illegal), scientists found a way to synthetically recreate it in a lab.

Thus, cetalox was born. And in my humble, non-scientific opinion, it really is synthetic gold.

You can learn more about different fragrance notes in our fragrance YouTube video below.

My Juliette Has A Gun Not A Shower Gel Review.

Now let me tell you about Juliette Has A Gun Not A Shower Gel 250ml - the bougie body wash that brings the intoxicating scent from the parking garage into my shower for the most luxurious at-home spa-like experience.

Trust me, this isn’t your average shower gel. It's so good, I recently snapped up not one, not two, BUT THREE bottles of the stuff.

I even used precious space in my suitcase during a two-month-long road trip to bring this body wash with me. Because once you’ve gone Not A Perfume, you can hardly revert back to hotel soap.

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Aside from being a great body wash, Not A Shower Gel is also a perfume booster. This means you can either spritz your Not A Perfume fragrance over the top, or layer it with other perfumes because the signature Not A Perfume scent enhances the middle and bases notes of other fragrances.

OK, but what does the Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume scent actually smell like?

It's really hard to explain, but I'll give it a go: This is the kind of fragrance that makes people stop you in the street (or a parking garage) to ask what an earth you're wearing.

To me, the scent is super unique and clean. In my mind, I picture cetalox turning up the volume of my natural pheromones to attract my perfect mate. No joke, I know of one person who spritzed it during a mid-date bathroom break. When she returned, her date said, "That is the sexiest scent I’ve ever smelt."

To conclude, I'm obsessed with this shower gel. I love this scent SO much, not only do I now bathe in it, I've even considered pouring it into a pump bottle to use as a hand wash.

If that’s not a sign you’ve found your signature scent, I don’t know what is.

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