is this what vengeance smells like?

by liza darwin

Since its beginnings in 2006, Juliette Has a Gun has specialized in the anti-perfume. The French brand is crisp, minimalist, and great for girls who hate smelling too...well, girly.

According to creator Romano Ricci, the "gun" in the company's name represents perfume as a weapon of seduction, but the latest fragrance takes this title a little more literally. Packaged in an opaque black bottle, "Vengeance Extreme" is an unexpected mashup of notes like vanilla, patchouli and rose, making it the perfect scent for wintery days and nights.

Normally we'd say that revenge- on ex-boyfriends, frenemies, whomever- just isn't worth the effort. But in the case of our new favorite perfume, revenge has never been so good.

Buy it here.