Here comes my old adversary Pierre Bourdon. His scents do not like me and the feeling is mutual. However, I happen to think the man is a genius.
Worth Courtesan both fascinates and repels me in equal measure. It’s so clever. This has all the notes from fruity to gourmand to spicy to floral.: Notes Schmotes. I am simply going to tell you that this smells like an unmade bed, once clean and fresh from the laundry, that has seen one hell of a night of action. One minute you’re all blissed out and thinking “Mmm this bed smells of us.” The next minute it dawns on you that actually the smell is so intimate, so private, so visceral and invasive, that you have to leave right now. You’ve suddenly realised you need a bloody good wash. It’s too much, you need some space. Don’t call me, I’ll call you.
It’s the kind of smell that will have you paranoid and sniffing your hands all the next day. It’s the smell you get when you sniff some stray underwear, thinking they are clean laundry, only to get a nasty shock seconds later.
Thinking it was just me, I asked my husband whether he thought the same. His face said it all, I wish I had taken a photograph. “Oh God that smells exactly like…”, “I know!” I replied.
.Courtesan is exactly the right name for this dirty Madam of a perfume. Filth, I tell you. Pure filth.
Worth Courtesan is available from Amazon UK at only £17 for 60ml.