Miss Charming is a fragrance that embodies a young, natural, and charmingly innocent woman who is nonetheless surprising. The sweetness of rose and ripe fruit plays over a bewitching base of musk. One of the first fragrances in the collection, Miss Charming encompasses the juxtaposition of the modern woman: innocence and sultriness.
”The perfume of a virgin witch, docile and provocative, elegant and sensual. At first glance, the miss appears rather innocent. But don’t trust your intuition…If she’s a rose, don’t forget she got spines.”—Romano Ricci, Brand Founder and Perfumer
Moroccan Rose, Musk, Wild Fruits.
Musky. Floral. Fruity.
Rose, it’s pretty ubiquitous. It’s in just about everything. I have rose scents I love and others I’m just ok with. This falls into the “ok” category. I tend to prefer dirty rose scents or where it’s one note among many. Juliette Has A Gun Miss Charming brings to mind several scents you may know, FM’s Lipstick Rose, Armani Si, and to a lesser extent Nirvana White or Stella. This scent starts off like a true tea rose, very fragrant and garden like. It then quickly gets drenched in sweet red fruits like strawberry, cassis, and litchi. That stage mixes with the rose and it seems like a hint of violet and powder come in floating over the top. It doesn’t ever really get very musky on me. It’s very light and sanitized. It dries down to smell like a mix of sugared candies made from parma violet, cassis, and rose. It’s a little too sweet for my liking whereas all the other scents I’ve mentioned smell more like a sharper fruit, powder, or a more true floral character throughout which makes them more interesting to me. If the sweeter rose/fruit scent had more heft or darkness to it like Jo Malone’s Tudor Rose (which is the bright bubbly younger sister of one of my favorite roses, Eau d’Italie Paestum Rose) I’d be much more on board. That being said this would be BRILLIANT to layer over a dry oud or patchouli scent. In fact, I might just do that tomorrow. For those of you who prefer scents like this, it’s a nice scent for spring!
The silage and wear time on this are much better than the rest of the JHAG line I’ve tried so far, this has worn well and developed some since 9 am. It’s now almost 5pm and I still get a little projection but it’s soft. Opening like a lion and going out like a lamb. If you love a rose/fruit combo it’s a must smell if you are trying to avoid heavy base notes. Fresh, fruity, and young!