Madam X is an homage to unsettling, eccentric, irresistible beauty - bergamot, mandarin, dark violet, Italian iris, black orchid, Japanese incense, orris root, sueded musk, white sandalwood, Tahitian vanilla and pale patchouli.
This is the alcohol free perfume, not an oil. It is also free of parabens, phthalates, PDGs and other unpleasant things. A hand-blended and small batch perfumery using natural essences, ethically rendered accords, and lab-created aroma molecules.
Fragrantica: I love it. It's strong, yet subtle. Violets, musk/sandalwood/amber beautifully balanced, with a trace of orchid, bergamot and a wisp of incense lying low. Perfectly named, as it is mysterious, very feminine, but hard to pin down. Mysterious, indeed.
Fragrantica: I can smell sugared violets and musk. However, there is something rather green and earthy sitting just below the surface, like roots and earth among flowers. I feel like a scandalous lady wearing this. Someone unabashedly feminine and confident would wear this.
Fragrantica: I go back and forth between liking and loving this. The opening has almost a very strong animalic note on my skin, almost slightly urine like, but oh, once it dries down and the vanilla melds everything together, it is so, so beautiful. I think Madam X was absolutely the perfect name for this one because it is truly an eccentric beauty. It has soft and beautiful powder and florals, but there's also a funky earthiness to it. I think it's the patchouli and the sueded musk that really give it that funk. I also feel like there's some sort of truffle in this. It's not listed, but I get a soft hint of that unmistakable earthiness that truffle brings. It really is a special perfume that I always want to have in my collection. One of a kind.
Alkemia: I ordered a sample of Madam X and was so pleasantly surprised by it. I wasn’t sure if it’s for me but after wearing it I love it! It smells very elegant and sophisticated but with a dark edge which is just awesome. I definitely smell violet but it’s not overpowering or old lady-ish. Also I love Alkemia‘s Japanese incense note, it gives such depth and an interesting twist to the scents. And a huge plus it doesn’t smell like campfire ashes on my skin which other incense tends to do. Someone on Etsy described Madam X as smelling purple to them and it really does. Don’t ask me why haha, just smell it yourselves! It’s gorgeous!