Freak is a unisex concoction of exotic unconventional flowers, which Illamasqua has unashamedly blended together to celebrate the night. The rich and daringly provocative opening notes of Black Davana cast a magical spell of desire, while a compelling burnt orange bloom base is highly prized the world over for its ability to enhance the wearer's natural perfume. The subtle muskiness of Poison Hemlock haunts the background tone of Freak, adding alluring depths of mystery. Datura, the Moonflower, has an intoxicating scent that has long been used as a heady aphrodisiac. The exquisitely rare Queen of the Night blooms fleetingly for a single night each year and completes this daringly provocative concoction with its warm, soft floral scent touched with sweetness. Freak is encased in a beautifully ornate art deco-inspired bottle, tilted to one side, as though confirming to the dictates of an alternative reality. Its smoked glass dances in the light and features a delicate silver snail and its trail, symbolizing an addictive passionate path of desire that is both distinctive and unusually provocative. Notes: Black Davana, Opium Flower, Belladonna, Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom, Frankincense, Oud, Myrrh.
That's what one of my male friends described it as, with that cheeky twinkle in his eye. And I agree. This is the kind of scent that would get you in trouble, it has that Love-potion-effect. It's a get attention grabber. Even so, it's great to be worn in the day time as well, for that extra boost of confidence. Spritz on 3 times and it lasts the whole day.
Freak is a very cool perfume, perfect for your inner goth. I don't think the idea behind it is too terribly unique, and in a lot of ways it reminds me of a very modern version of Dior Poison. It doesn't really smell like the original Poison or any of its flankers, but it has that "Poison family" feel to it. I suppose it doesn't hurt since some of the notes used in this fragrance are from poisonous plants. I was expecting something a little more complex and layered given the description and the notes, but in general I get a sort of semi-dark (purple) floral. It is quite nice, but also very pricey. It lasts about as well as any other good-quality EDP lasts, around 4-5 hours. Illamasqua gets major points for the bottle design, it is pretty unique and beautiful. All in all, a good scent if you're feeling kind of dark but you don't want to stray too far outside the box.
Although it's expensive it smells amazing, I get so many compliments when I wear it and it's quite a big bottle. I love to smell strongly of perfume and with others I usually spray myself about 10 times all over, with this I only spray myself 5 times and it lasts all day, I love it and would recommend it to anybody. Its becoming one of those unusual scents, like when you smell somebody wearing abercrombie.