Unknown Pleasures brings to mind a stroll down a cold street in Manchester, listening to Joy Division, sipping on a warm cup of London Fog. The fragrance opens up with the smooth sweetness of honey and Earl Grey tea, with a zing of lemon. It dries down to a cozy vanilla, soft tonka bean and waffle cone base, sure to make any gourmand lover smile.
NOTES: Earl Grey tea, lemon, bergamot, honeycomb, tonka bean, caramel, vanilla and waffle cone
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Posted by JBS1 on 5th Feb 2017
I believe I have ordered three or four samples of Kerosene's Unknown Pleasures from IndieScents. This time, though, I had to purchase a full bottle. I am head-over-heels in love with this one. It not only puts a smile on my face, it does this with everyone around me. I have been asked numerous times what I am wearing when I'm in Unknown Pleasure. Glad to have Kerosene's UP in my collection. Top-notch juice!
Posted by Taylor on 4th Nov 2016
Unknown Pleasures may be my favorite Kerosene fragrance. It's a lovely and uplifting gourmand that alternates between smelling like lemonade and waffles. I catch occasional whiffs of tea, but it quickly drifts away. With the days getting colder, I've been trying to wear cheerful scents.
This perfume is the equivalent of sunshine, rainbows and happiness. There's citrus, sugar and pastries, but it's never offensive and somehow radiates warmth throughout wear. A delightful sensory experience!
Posted by michelle marie on 26th Aug 2016
This line of perfume amazes me. All of them are unique yet very wearable. I love this combination of tea, bergamot and lemon and feel it is a perfect scent for those days when you want simply to smell just downright fabulous. While it is a lighter scent it still has so much presence. This is an artistic blend of notes which produces a sweet yet not sugary, complex but very wearable, light but not insignificant,gorgeous perfume. Love every one of the perfumes I have sampled so far.
Posted by Tania on 4th Aug 2016
Lemon jelly beans and artificially flavored lemon cake. So very sweet and sugary. Nice when I am in the mood for that sort of sugarbomb.
Posted by smushmallow on 9th Jun 2016
I like this scent, but it's not something I would choose to wear regularly. The bergamot and lemon are nice and bright on the opening, and the drydown is sweet and bready, but not heavy. I'm glad I got to try it, but I wouldn't purchase a full size.
Posted by JBS on 27th Apr 2016
An easy to wear Niche fragrance. When you wear this, you'll bring smiles to those around you. Well worth a sample testing .
Posted by Leah on 22nd Nov 2015
This is just lovely. It starts with an Earl Grey opening (heavy on the Bergamot), then becomes a delightful caramel.
Its lasting power is in the order of about 4 hours on me (which I wish was longer, since the dry-down is heavenly) and its sillage is on the lighter side (I like my perfumes LOUD, so I wish this were stronger).
Posted by Sam Facciolo on 4th Sep 2015
you will love this so much you will take it to bed with you.
Posted by Frazier on 14th Aug 2015
This experience begins with a tangy, well-balanced blast of Lemon and Bergamot. Within 15 minutes the citrus notes begin to fade revealing a heavenly sweetness of caramel, honeycomb and Real Grey Tea lying underneath. The layering and juxtopostioning of the lemon, caramel and tea is pure genius and well executed.
The Vanilla is not a cheap variety nor is it ever forefront but seems to fill in gaps during the transition between the caramel/honeycomb/Tea combination and the astonishing Waffle Cone note that comes on strong sometime during the second hour of this journey. I believe the The Waffle Cone note is unique to this fragrance and is the very definition of gourmand.
I suspect this fragrance is balanced more towards feminine tastes but I simply don't care. In fact, I don't care what other people may feel about this cologne, I would sooner give up a friend than give up this fragrance.
Unknown Pleasures is one of the most remarkable parfums I've ever experienced. I purchased a bottle the same day I received the sample from Indiescents. and have subsequently ordered another because I don't relish the prospect of running out.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Mar 2015
I have had this perfume on my wish list since I got a sample of it. The scent is like a paradox, citrus, sweet, drying with a hint of caramel. This sounds super sweet, but it stops short of being a sugary mess.
Since receiving the perfume I just can't stop, it's addictive. Kerosene perfumes are unique and strong, waiting to buy my next one.
Posted by Drew S on 23rd Jul 2014
This fragrance is absolutely delicious. It smells like nothing else in my collection. I love it.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Jul 2014
I love the name and the fragrance.
So sweet and gourmand.
The lemon note reminds me cake called "madeleine"
Rare fragrance, very hard to find in France so thanks to Indie Scents :-)
Posted by Just me.. on 4th Jul 2014
After sampling ,many niche lines,and countless rejects..I picked a winner! I love this perfume so much,It is warm,sweet,spicy,and very unique! I am happy today.....xxxx to Kerosene.
Posted by mary on 24th Jun 2014
I waffled on my review, so I waited for a bit more of the dry down and boy-oh-boy am I glad that I did! This scent is really well done. At first, all I got was ginger, nutmeg and lemon; but then, after about 20 minutes, the scent mellowed very nicely to become a sweet, soft true gourmand scent. Its like a cashmere sweater, soft, sexy, functional and not in your face. I really like it!
Posted by Mary on 24th Jun 2014
I really vacillated on my review. When I initially sprayed it, I got ginger, and nutmeg and lemon; while all are pretty, that is not what I was looking for. But, I let the scent dry down and mature. As it evolved, this beautiful, soft, creamy lemon scent came forth. None of the sharp or tangy, spiciness that I noticed in the beginning. It is not cloying or overly sweet, but a really good balance of everything. Well Done!
Posted by Jess on 13th Apr 2014
I adore Unknown Pleasures. It's a gorgeous gourmand with both cool and warm notes...lemon, waffle cone, and an incense note (named tea in the description) blend perfectly together into a fresh, non cloying gourmand, and I just ordered a 2nd bottle in a panic as my first is running low. There are only 3 fragrances that induce a panic state when bottles are almost empty, and this is one of them :)
Posted by Stacey on 12th Mar 2014
I was expecting to like maybe one or two of the scents in the sampler but much to my delight each one of them has something unique to offer. I think John Pegg is an amazing talent and one that perfumistas need to get acquainted with.
Now I just have to narrow down the embarrassment of riches to decide which one to buy a full bottle of! I particularly enjoyed Copper Skies, Creature, and Unknown Pleasures.