Opus Oils is a perfume brand based both in Hollywood and Paris, which proposes several collections of perfumes that are whimsical, narrative, and retro in their appeal. We received a press release regarding their latest creation, a burlesque fragrance called Roller Girl "inspired by our love for the rough and tumble game of Roller Derby & the beautiful, skilled & talented women that play it."
Visiting their website, we were drawn towards their for-her and for-him wormwood fragrance duo, each fragrance being respectively named Absinthia (notes of wisteria, vanilla sugar, actual absinthe...) and Absintheo (same notes, with added fig and sandalwood). In our book, it is always worthwhile to stop to smell the wormwood and get dazzled by a beautiful emerald-green color. (Read our review of Absolument Absinthe)....
About their perfume house, Opus Oils explains "Opus Oils is a Perfume Atelier located in the heart of glamorous Hollywood, CA with a European Division/Workshop in Paris, France. “Our goal is to create high quality, couture perfumes, made in the traditional methods of the artisan perfumers of centuries past. Our specialty lines of Boutique Fragrances are hand blended, ‘aged,’ and poured in small batches by our Master Blender, Kedra Hart, one of the developers of The Apothecary at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. “We are one of the few, niche perfumers involved in the quickly growing field known as ‘Natural Perfumery.’" Opus Oils have 160+ products available."
And back to Roller Girl, we learn that "After years of success with their Burlesque Perfume Collection, Opus Oils wanted to maintain their underground/exclusiveness by launching their newest perfume “Roller Girl” at Hollywood’s premier burlesque-themed nightclub. This special night [on May 23rd 2007; sorry for the belated announcement - TSS] will also mark the 100th Performance of Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly - The newest creation from Ivan Kane celebrates the landmark performance of the rock ‘n roll burlesque show that has been featured on Rockstar Supernova and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Forty Deuce is also set to open their 3rd location this fall in New York in a much-publicized partnership with Sting and David Bowie.
About “Roller Girl”
Roller Girl is available online at www.OpusOils.com & retails for $35 - $45. The key notes of this luscious fragrance include Licorice, Black cherry, Vanilla and Vetivert. It comes in a 1oz/30 ml Eau de Parfum roll-on & is about the size of a roll of quarters (perfect for socking someone in the jaw). It’s truly the perfume that packs a punch!"
Check out their other collections, like Island Girl and Fetish....Opus Oils
(Source: Press release)