The word notoriety plays a big key in this review and that is because there is a perfume with that name. It is created by perfumer and owner, Jane Cate of A Wing & A Prayer Perfume Company. Notoriety Perfume is a floral chypre scent with a emphasis on the rosewood oil.
Rosewood essential oil is described as a warm and woody scent that is both floral and fruity and it definitely describes Notoriety Perfume. It is not a fruity fragrance but differently a floral scent that describes the perplexing life of these three women. All notoriety is not good notoriety and these women were definitely seen as "outlaws".
Notoriety Perfume was created as an outcry to big manufacturers who have restricted many ingredients for natural perfumers making it almost impossible to create a natural perfume. Ms.Cate used these prohibited ingredients to give "notoriety" the following.
Top Notes: bergamot, rosewood
Heart Notes: rose, wild rose, lavender, violet leaf, carnation absolute and geranium
Base Notes: oakmoss and amber
Notoriety Perfume is truly uplifting with the immediate whiff of rosewood. It beautifully translates to a fern like scent with the billowing lavender peeking out from behind, but the media is there and there is no way to hide from the notoriety that it deserves.