Anyway by Romano Ricci for Juliette Has A Gun 2013

Woo Hoo!

I am back on board and in the swing of things again. Life has been quite hectic playing catch up after nearly 4 weeks away. Today I payed as many bills as I could and am left with a much diminished pile of outstandings and none of them are overdue!! It feels really good, though I won’t be buying any fragrance bottles in the next couple of months

Often I write of my mate Nick from Libertine Parfumerie, he is regularly in touch with new stuff and sometimes sends APJ product for giveaways. He doesn’t have to do it and it always brightens my day to get a package from him. Please, even if you don’t enter today’s competition, go and have a look at the amazing fragrant beauties that Libertine Parfumerie has for sale, you will be astounded. Lately Nick’s buying power has become so good that some of his products are the same numerical value as you would buy them for in the USA, that means with the current Aussie dollar that they are in fact 10-15% cheaper!!! AMAZING!

Anyway by Romano Ricci for Juliette Has A Gun 2013

Anyway Juliette Has A Gun FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Neroli, lime
Heart: Jasmine
Base: Musk, hedione, woody notes, ambrox

What was I expecting here? I’m not sure but reading some reviews I was ready to instantly hate Anyway, let’s face it the name is appalling. A throwaway name for what I expected to be a throwaway fragrance. And yes, I get that “Anyway, Juliette Has A Gun” is supposed to be amusing but if less people had guns, and they were harder to get, there would be a far less mass murders done by mad (in both senses of the word) people. I wasn’t even going to try it until Anyway turned up in my postbox and then I thought “What the hell? If I’m going to give some away then I better have a wear of it and see what it’s like.”

Weirdest thing, it starts out SO FREAKING FRUITY. I know I’m supposed to be smelling citrus but I get pineapple, melon, strawberries and it’s jammy too. WOO HOO! It’s like Carmen Miranda’s hat, a Peter Allen showtune and RuPaul all rolled into one. Wildly fruity and feminine. ARARARARrRrRriiiIBAA! Cha cha cha! Normally I hate this kind of thing but for some reason Anyway strikes me as super fun. The opening is almost as outrageous as Bombay Bling on my skin but feels more sticky sweet, less grounded, younger. I like it. It stays around for quite a while in this weird, outrageous, camp, fruity melange. Anyway is completely Drag Queen fragrance and wearing it both last night and tonight at work it garnered some compliments from the crowd, through the whole evening.

Anyway Juliette Has A Gun Alpha FlickrPhoto Stolen Flickr

As the fruit burns low after about an hour to two hours there is a very interesting woodsy/oudh-ish waft that becomes slowly more apparent, like there are two fragrances on me. A celebuscent and a Middle Eastern rose/oudh oil. I get to smell this for a short while and then it disappears completely from my ability to smell it until I am smelling something else like the hotel’s kitchen, bathroom or even sitting next to someone whose fragrance is quite different, then all of a sudden I notice the whole Anyway fragrance again. Other people can still smell it though because the compliments continue, and it must have an excellent sillage because it’s usually as I’m wandering through the crowd at Trivia that I get three or four people past them and then they’ll compliment. Interesting.

I get occasional wafts of it when I’ve come home after work too, that’s around 6 hours, and beyond but I cannot tell you what it smells like exactly except kind of woodsy? Anyway, you should try it. I like it so much that I’m going to keep the bottle but we do have an amazing giveaway for you all below. Good Luck.

Portia xx

Further reading: The Candy Perfume Boy and Katie Chutzpah
Libertine Parfumerie has $186/100ml (with Australian delivery included)
Surrender To Chance has $23/4 x 2ml JHaG manufacturer carded samples (Anyway, Calamity J, Miss Charming, Romantina)

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This week we will have 5 winners who will each receive:

1 x 10ml decant of Anyway by Juliette Has A Gun
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Go to Libertine Perfumes<<<JUMP and find me a fragrance and one of its notes. NO DOUBLE UPS!!

Extra Chance?
Tweet: @OzPerfumeJunkie @JulietteHasaGun ANYWAY GIVEAWAY #Perfume #Giveaway @LibertineParfum


Entries Close Sunday 2nd March 2014 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Thursday 6th March 2014 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

Special THANKS to LibertineParfumerie for these amazing giveaways. Please visit their site because they are so generous and helpful. If you wonder why they are sometimes more expensive than the discounters or OS retailers it’s because they are the only licensed company selling their fragrances in Australia; where you know you are buying new, fresh and genuine product. The cost of importing, and buying the right to import, alcohol based fragrances (and having the right to send alcohol based fragrances throughout Australia, which are illegal to send in the Australia Post air system) is expensive and they must cover their costs to bring you these luxury goods.

28 comments on “Anyway by Romano Ricci for Juliette Has A Gun 2013

  1. fanny says:


    Following by email.

    I found you this one at Libertine: Evening Edged in Gold.

    Your review reminded me somehow of this Ineke.
    It is a very special perfume, yet I feel it is possible for me to wear this almost every day. Major fruit note: Plum!

    Thank you for a lovely give away!

  2. Jaybee says:

    Email follower, Penhaligon’s Amaranthine, condensed milk! 🙂

  3. Jackie b says:

    Oooh, is this Nick the one that is coming to Perth for a fragrance masterclass?
    Shortly to be my new BFF?
    OK I went straight to Amouage Interlude Man, with its note of frankincense.
    Email follower here.

  4. willa says:

    Wow, five chances of winning this! Penhaligon Iris Prima – Hedione. I follow by email 🙂

  5. Damir says:

    Great giveaway! I follow via email,RSS,WordPress,FB,twitter.
    And the perfume- Lubin’s Vetiver.Enjoy the day!

  6. Lyubov says:

    Hoping for a chance…Thank you, Portia! And a huge ‘Thanks!’ to Libertine Perfumes, as well!
    I found my pretty Green Green Green…and Green 3 – Miller et Bertaux with its awakening lentisque (lentisk, mastic gum)!
    After your cheering from the posting on depression, I decided to jump in! Again!
    Lyubov recently posted…Overcoming / B15My Profile

  7. Lean S says:

    Thank you again for a great giveaway! I follow via email (same as email on this form). The perfume I found is Keiko Mecheri Isles Lointaines, with a note of gardenia.

  8. Jan Last says:

    Thanks for the chance to give this sight a look. I signed up immediately. My fragrance is Lubin’s Black Jade, A black jade bottle held the last remaining scents of a secret garden. The discovery of its formula, copied by an indiscreet apprentice, revealed its mysteries. It belonged to a queen in the Trianon rose gardens, far from the splendors.
    Its notes…sandalwood & amber.

  9. Azar says:

    Anyway sounds like a lot of fun. I searched Libertine for fruity and found Fragonard Eau de Hongrie with one of my favorite notes, mandarin. I follow by Email. Thank you for this draw, Portia and for the review. I’m reminded its time to pay bills here too.
    Azar xx

  10. Joaquim says:

    Hi! I’m follow by email
    I’ll choose Aleksandr by Arquiste, the cognac and the violet leaves are really stunning, I love this fragance and the russian background

    Thank you for the draw!

  11. hotlanta linda says:

    Ineke Gilded Lily – moss/woods but there`s pineapple and peach on top! Always a chuckle at how we can get a surprise `I LIKE this??!!??` when whiffing – SJP`s Lovely was mine! 🙂 We follow a la e-mail, FB, and blog…

  12. puhfume says:

    This one sounds delicious. I don’t wear many fruity perfumes. Except Calyx. Im looking forward to trying this one.

    I follow by email.

    Libertine Parfumerie: Amouage Ubar – jasmine


  13. Meg O. says:

    It’s nice to read a really positive review of this. I haven’t tried it (or any of the JHaG line), but Anyway doesn’t seem to be getting much love. You make it smell like a party, and I could use a party in this winter (US reader).

    I chose L’Artisan’s Al Oudh as my choice from Libertine’s site (because I happen to be wearing it today), and I’ll throw down cumin as the note. The site is really lovely, and the store looks beautiful, too (from the picture on the About page)!

    I’m an email follower, but also just an obsessive page refresher.

    Thanks for the draw!

  14. Edward says:

    Mmm, doesn’t this sound great? I wanna enter to compete! thanks. I follow via E-mail and i choose tokyo milk, bulletproof. That name just sounds so funny! how many cows do you think there are in tokyo, and how many of them are bulletproof? haha!

  15. Ferris says:

    Amouage Fate Man, note: saffron. I follow APJ via email.
    Ferris recently posted…Fragrance Review: Cepes & Tuberose by Aftelier Perfumes: A Grounded and Lovely TuberoseMy Profile

  16. Kateryna says:

    I am a huge JHAG fan! Very keen to try this one (might stop by at Libertine sometime soon).
    I follow via email and Facebook.

    My pick would be Nasomatto Black Afgano and it’s infamous cannabis note.

  17. Lindaloo says:

    Following by email.
    Today, I’ll choose Mark Buxton’s Devil in Disguise with “the fatal attraction of rhubarb leaves….”
    Thanks to you and Libertine for the draw opportunity.

  18. Katherine Mittas says:

    I follow via email and Facebook. I have not tried this range of perfumes so very curious. Am just shopping around for my next one (s)
    for me I choose Lady Vengeance :
    “The fragrance of a Lady for whom the art of seduction bares no secret. You can smell, you can dream but the rest lies in her hands.”

    I think I would like to be exactly just that !! 🙂

  19. Emma says:

    I follow APJ via email. As for frag, I’ll choose Fragonard’s Patchouli that has a note of tonka bean

  20. Undina says:

    Follow by… all possible ways, you know 🙂 Tweetted.

    Amouage Gold (iris).
    Undina recently posted…Love at First Sniff or Portrait of a Serial Spontaneous Perfume BuyerMy Profile

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  22. JMR says:

    First thing I noticed on the Libertine Perfumes website was my beloved Idole de Lubin and I started thinking of its bold mahogany note. 🙂

    following via email.

  23. I have this perfume and it really smells good, not for everybody though.

  24. Jessica Roth says:

    This perfume maker is one of my faves, I have most of their products never disappoints.

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