Notes: Leather, Bulgarian Rose, Iris, Amber, Immortal flowers, Labdanum
Juliette's Got a Gun's new fragrance Citizen Queen is a little odd. With leather listed as the first ingredient, I expected the scent to be a little tough. But it's baby soft. The opening has far more violet than anything, submerged in a creamy iris. The combination reminds me a lot of...Johnson's Baby Powder. If there's any leather at all in the mix, it's a delicate strap on a baby rattle. Rose comes in later on, somehow adding a bit of tartness.
The scent is billed as an aldehydic chypre with animalic undertones. Ok, maybe if I close one eye and sniff really hard, I can detect a bit of chypre effect, but it's very very subtle. And the animal must be a human infant.
It's an extremely pleasant scent, downright pretty. Despite a vague chypre-ness, I like it, but probably wouldn't invest in it. It doesn't smell like $105/50ml worth to me.