Freak is you, freak is me
Freak is her, freak is he
Freak's who you are and want to be
Freak's the door, freak's the key
Freak is out, freak is free.
Freak's will inherit the earth.

There's been a lot of talk about Illamasqua's debut fragrance - Freak, recently. Here's a first look at it for you.


For a sample it's a pretty hefty amount (15ml, the bottle houses 75ml). Imagine my surprise when I found a box had been delivered not a padded envelope.

I was half expecting one of these but Illamasqua always go the extra mile.


On a side note, I have been admiring those wax sealed envelopes they give out at events, I have my own now! What can I say, I'm easily pleased. :)

Let's move onto the fragrance itself and what Illamasqua have to say about it.

Top notes: Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion.
Heart notes: Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom, caress and kiss.
Base notes: Aromas of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh, addictively mesmerises and captures the senses.


The rich and daringly provocative opening notes of Black Davana cast a magical spell of desire across the senses to celebrate the night. This compelling burnt orange bloom base is highly prized the world over for its ability to enhance the wearer’s natural perfume. The subtle mustiness of Poison Hemlock haunts the background tone of Freak, adding alluring depths of mystery.

Datura, the Moonflower, an intoxicating scent that has long been used as a heady aphrodisiac. The exquisitely rare Queen of the Night blooms fleetingly for a single night each year, and completes this daringly provocative concoction with its warm, soft floral scent touched with sweetness. With the help of Master Perfumer, Azzi Glasser, Illamasqua has created a powerfully addictive potion.

Freak is encased in a beautifully ornate art deco-inspired bottle, tilted to one side, as though confirming to the dictates of an alternative reality. Its smoked glass dances in the light and features a delicate silver snail and its trail, symbolising an addictive passionate path of desire that is both distinctive and unusually provocative.

To accompany the launch of Freak, Illamasqua have created a capsule collection of three limited edition products, whose shades reflect the rare blooms that make up this most exotic of scents. Embracing the mysterious histories of their namesakes are hardwearing Nail Varnish in Hemlock (pale opal green iridescent), the nocturnal heart of Pure Pigment in Queen of the Night (blackened plum), and a sensual Sheer Lipgloss in Datura (neutral mauve).
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You can pre-order the gift set or the products individually here. Due for release on October 20.


Although I'm a very sensual person and if there's one thing I love, it's my perfumes. I cannot for the life of me describe scents. As this is a unisex fragrance it's not too overpowering for either gender.

It truly is wonderful though and I will definitely be investing in the full size when I can afford to splurge.

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PR sample.