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Not Perfumes fragrance extrait review and score Ashka

by Therapeutic Fragrance


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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Tyrion Lannister

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

Colder Weather

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance


Johanna Venables


Price Per Millileter

155 15ML

Perfume Classification

Extrait de Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

1 to 3 swipes apply careful

"Par Fumum – Through smoke. Where perfume began and where it ends." Brand Website

Ashka was launched in 2018. The nose behind this fragrance is Johanna Venables.

Fragrance Quick Story

If there was such a thing as challenging fragrances these are it.  To even get me to the point of breaking these down into something explainable I had to learn to not over apply.  They really need to provide these samples in atomizer format. They need to spread out as much as possible with the plastic applicator provided to let air give lift to other notes besides resins.

Guaiac wood and gunpowder compliment each other off the top.  Obviously must love a dark challenge.

Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfumes Notes

The opening is so masculine seductive.  Boom we have a favorite.

I thought this would be the darkest opening out of the bunch.  The gunpowder tames this a bit from the other. On opening I am pulling a citrus somehow not noted something fresh.  You know I am wanting that oud.


There is use of guaiac wood against the gun powder and black pepper with some kind of freshness pulling them through.  Freshness in a deep green note I think anything would be fresh against this opening.


I can’t pull out rose, but on fourth wearing I finally find the tobacco note after applying a wide distance across my skin.


I am learning and don’t know what sweetness is coming from maybe rose, but pretty familiar with a lot of rose notes.  Some resinous sweetness floats above dark syrupy no definition not amber not honey, not maple, best I can do here is call it a sweet kind of resin oriental in nature.


Overall accord is a touch pissy.  Oud is synthetic and present same with cade, birch, and ash forming the pissiness of the fume.


Mellows out nicely in the dry down.


Bitter dark no apologies are coming.

Bottle Presentation

Company:Not Perfumes
Perfumer:Johanna Venables
Classification:Extrait de Parfum
Pricing:$10.33/fluid ml

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart


& O.G. Factors
Projection & Sillage 5/5
Longevity 5/5
Composition 22/25
& Price per ML


TOP: 10/10
HEART: 3/5
BASE: 8/10


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    1. Make sure to apply like I said in video. Completely different fragrance for me. These are the most challenging fragrances I've had to date. I couldn't get why everyone was loving them until I changed application.

  1. I have been meaning to try this one, spendy juice!! Ive been looking into gun powder frags lately and this caught my eye, thanks for the review! Cheers from my neck of the woods!!

    1. It is pricy but your getting pure perfume concentration. It's pretty intense stuff. To be honest it's one of those I haven't revisited since I've tried. Which is weird because I remember liking it. Might have to break open the samples. My favorite one actually poured out in my bag. That was two months of great smell coming from the bag.????????????

    2. @Therapeutic Fragrance, thats a major bummer man! It leaked out of the roller?! Thats just unlucky! Hahah. If you ever get bored, send it to your favorite devil ;P haha.
      Still look forward to collabing btw ;P

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