X-Ray Profumo ~ new niche line

X-Ray Profumo Delirium

X-Ray Profumo is a new niche line founded by Ray Burns. There are three fragrances, Delirium, Morpine and Resurrextion, all exclusive to Barneys. 

As the menswear trend sweeps the closets of women, it is no surprise that Burns innovatively created rare and exotic fragrances that women can share with the men in their lives.

“I set out to create a collection of fragrances meant to inspire and transport the wearer to places unknown so they can find the story of their past, present and future.”

Exclusively sold at Barney’s stores nationwide, XRay Profumo’s inaugural fragrances provide three distinct scents all comprised of the finest globally sourced ingredients and their casings dipped in precious metals.

Delirium (shown) ~ "Inspired by 1960’s London, Delirium is a graphic, refined floral topped with sparkling citrus notes." The notes feature pink pepper, bergamot, orange, petitgrain, pear, madonna lily, carnation, rose, geranium, mate oil, gardenia, jasmine, tuberose, tonka bean, vanilla, benzoin, white musk and sandalwood.

Morphine ~ "Sexy, mesmerizing, exotic and mysterious describes this spicy oriental fragrance. Inspired by 1970’s NYC, and its hedonistic hotspots Studio 54, Xenon and Mudd Club, Morphine is a highly developed, complex blend of unique exotic ingredients. Without a doubt, this intoxicating composition will leave you addicted." With clary sage, lavender, bergamot, cardamom, cinnamon, rose, orris, honey, golden bourbon accord, cognac, patchouli, sandalwood, ambrette, leather and musk.

Resurrextion ~ "With lingering memories of 1950’s La dolce vita, this scent breathes new life into a once-glamorous time. The dessert-like and luscious woody notes paired with a breath of sea salt, orange flower and tobacco create a sweet yet sultry scent, perfect for both day and night." With bitter orange, petitgrain, lavender, clary sage, blue chamomile, cardamom, coriander, almond, orange blossom, gingerbread, raspberry, tobacco, vetiver, labdanum, thyme, leather, vanilla and moss.

X-Ray Profumo Delirium, Morpine and Resurrextion are $185 each for 50 ml, concentration unknown.

(via press release)

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15 Comments

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  1. littlecooling says:

    Could be interesting. But what the f…is with the bottle? Looks like Paco Rabanne on crack.

    • Robin says:

      Looks like something I’d accidentally injure myself with…

  2. thegoddessrena says:

    Morphine is a fabulous gourmand on me. Possibly considering it for fall. The line has been available at my local Barney’s for a couple of months now

    • Robin says:

      Yes, don’t know why they’re just sending me a press release now.

  3. Anne from Makeupwoot says:

    The second & third sound sniff-worthy. Am I the only one who thoughtthe bottle cap looked like an origami crane about to lift off?

  4. juicejones says:

    I am interested the lat two. The bottle would be great sans crane.

  5. Zubi says:

    Those notes sound INTERESTING…

    • Zubi says:

      Just saw the price…. O_0

      Def not blind-buying.

  6. ladymurasaki says:

    I want to try Delirium. The madonna lily and mate oil notes have caught my attention.

    • Emily says:

      I was pleased to notice carnation in that one, though who knows how prominent it will be.

  7. bluegardenia says:

    I love the period concept and don’t mind the bottle, though it is a little weird and I’m not sure what the name x ray has to do with the concept of cities in different decades. Will certainly go sniff though.

  8. Emily says:

    Aww, the PR team thinks that unisex fragrances are innovative. How adorable. (And I love my husband, but he can jolly well buy his own $185 fragrance.)

    These do sound nice, though, especially Morphine (though the name makes me feel like a poseur.)

  9. kaos.geo says:

    The names… the NAMES! the ad copy.. the concept…
    I guess that this is why we host the Prix Eau Faux every two years… to give us time to absorb all this suffering succotash! ;-)

  10. basia says:

    I think it’s because of Ray Burns, X Ray.

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