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Mark Buxton Perfumes Sleeping with Ghosts ~ fragrance review

Mark Buxton Perfumes Sleeping with Ghosts

Sleeping with Ghosts, promoted by perfumer Mark Buxton as a “fantasy of extreme tenderness,” is one of six fragrances in the recently repackaged Mark Buxton Perfumes collection. It includes notes of tagete, quince, peony, leather, vetiver and vanilla, and it is described as “seeking for the unexpected beauty…lost in the dark world…who is it?”

I like the names of the perfumes in this collection (Black Angel and Emotional Rescue are two others that appeal to me), and I wonder whether Sleeping with Ghosts borrowed its name from an album by alternative rock band Placebo. In a 2003 interview, Placebo frontman Brian Molko discussed “Sleeping with Ghosts”‘ theme of lost relationships, saying, “The album title’s about carrying the ghosts of your relationships with you, to the point where sometimes a smell or a situation or an item of clothing they bought brings a person back…”

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