The Most Addictive Thing I've ever Smelled

basically, an aphrodisiac.

“A cult secret…only detected by those in the know.” - The New York Times

I'm going to tell you about a scent that men AND women ask me about on a daily basis. People question me about it in ubers… or come up to me after I walk by. It's little 3 x 3 inch and I never, ever, leave home with it. I take it to the gym (I swear it makes your workout more motivating), dates (duh), dinner, and going out (extra duh).

It started with a New York Pilates class. I had a few minutes to spare and sampled the beauty products by the check-in counter. I saw an adorable french looking perfume oil and dabbed it on my wrist.

I was completly, utterly, astonishingly, intoxicated.

The class started and as I moved on the reformer I was s h o c k e d how in love I was with my new smell.

But as class finished, I had to rush to a meeting and didn't buy it.

There's something about this scent that when you smell it for the first time, you literally can't stop thinking about it. I know, it sounds nuts. But I thought about this perfume every day for two weeks.

Literally, every day.

Until finally, I walked 20 minutes to the pilates studio just to buy it. Multiple friends have smelled mine, and then were forced to purchase days later because of the instant addiction your brain will crave.

Like almost all the British men I meet, it was love at first site.

My every day scent.

It’s f*cking alluring. Each time I pull it out of my purse and ask "who wants an aphrodisiac" my friends rush to put out their wrist, because they agree.

I dab on Maison Marie Louis No. 4. perfume oil. Bois de Balincourt. I apply it to my wrists, my neck...and sometimes down my chest.

Perfume oils actually last longer and mix with your natural pheromones (vs. a spray that fades in a few hours).

The cult following.

If you've ever been to Public Hotel in NYC or know what Santal 33 from Le Labo is, it’s similar THE SAME as that. BUT ONLY $57. The New York Times even wrote an entire article about this exhilarating scent. As they said, this smell is a “cult secret…only detected by those in the know.”

Why this french brand is badass.

It has roots from 1792. Louis Marie Aubert du Petit Thouars was a pioneer in French botanical history. During the French revolution, he was exiled to Madagascar, La Reunion and the Mauritius islands where he discovered a vast array of plant specimens. Marie du Petit Thouars is a distant relative and created the brand based on her family history and knowledge.

It’s inspired by the forests outside of Paris after a heavy rain.

Where you can get it…

Buying perfume without smelling it sounds crazy, but you’re crazy not to take the gamble.

It goes in and out of stock at Sephora often (the only major retailer that carries it in the US), so get it soon here. You can also get it straight from the Maison Marie Louis Site here or if you’re in NYC, walk to the nearest New York Pilates.

I bet 99.999% of you will THANK ME when you purchase. Try it for three days and see if you can feel the effects.

If not, Sephora has an easy return exchange policy… EVEN if you open it and test it out. Nothing to lose.

Thirty Waves Brittany Allyn



Top Note: sandalwood, cedarwood

Mid Note: vetiver, nutmeg, cinnamon

Base Note: amber wood

Fragrance type: for him or her.

Clean beauty Non Toxic.

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