A few months ago, I sampled all the fragrances from London’s Sustainable & Unconventional Fragrance House – Bel Rebel. While every fragrance was unique, the one that stood out to my nose the most was Bubblegum! The scent was the exact representation of bubblegum that I used to love in my teens. It was nostalgic and it made its mark on my mind! Bel Rebel released its sixth scent this April again a rebellious, deep, and mysterious scent but with unexpected notes – notes that one may not imagine together!
The fragrance comes in a refillable dark green glass bottle with a screw-in sprayer and a snug-fit lid. The outer packaging is made with bespoke mushroom grown in the Netherlands that is fully 100% compostable.
Stunned is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for women and men. It is cannabis-infused cotton candy, a compelling combination of smoke, spice, and syrup. The fragrance was launched on 4/20 – World’s Stoner Day.
Top notes: Labdanum, Geranium, Rose
Heart notes: Cannabis, Nutmeg, Clove, Olibanum, Myrrh, Vanilla, Carnation,
Base notes: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Musk
Stunned from Bel Rebel is a very dense, deep, and mysterious fragrance – totally opposite of what I had expected. When I heard this is a Cannabis scent, I didn’t expect to like it at all but when I first tried it, I was blown away! This is not a traditional Cannabis scent but is a hypnotic fragrance leaning towards floral and rich gourmand. Labdanum and Geranium give a boost to the rose. Nutmeg and Clove add a spicy woody aromatic character with a bit of warmth. Carnation gives a slightly spicy floral touch and Cannabis gives the composition a herbal and slightly smoky quality. Cannabis is covered with sticky honeyed syrup ( resins like labdanum & olibanum) so it won’t offend some noses. Vanilla and cedarwood make it comforting like wrapping the composition in a musky blanket.
Though it is a rich gourmand (with a smoky touch) for me, I don’t want to associate it with certain weather. It smells beautiful on my skin during spring. I can totally see myself wearing it on summer evenings and anytime autumn and winter. I love it on myself and on my husband. It is spicy, warm, floral, and a dense gourmand – A beautiful take on Cannabis! Honestly, it is so hard to explain how gorgeous this scent is. You really need to smell this to truly get to know it. You can order your 2ml sample (comes individually wrapped in a brown envelope with all the notes and info listed) here before committing to a full-size bottle.
Until next time, Ashh xo
*This post contains press samples. Opinions are my own and unbiased.