Dirty Flower Factory by Kerosene 2014


Post by Portia


Hey APJ,

It’s been a while since I got my nose on any of ex perfume reviewer and self-taught perfumer John Pegg’s work. I have liked some of his stuff a lot and he is pretty damn handsome too, here’s a pic…

John Pegg KerosenePhoto Stolen Kerosene

Dirty Flower Factory by Kerosene 2014

Dirty Flower Factory by John Pegg

Dirty Flower Factory Kerosene FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Rose, jasmine, orange blossom, pink pepper, chili pepper, sandalwood, ambergris, musk

Dirty Flower Factory starts out smelling like a fabulously old school rose floral with a lovely green bite that could be the chili pepper, cool and hot simultaneously. It’s a fun, sizzling bunch of flowers that are pretty but more than pretty, they are fabulous. To my nose the Kerosene label has grown up. Dirty Flower Factory is a unisex rose that feels absolutely and utterly “Special Event” wear. Though I could imagine it being important day wear too but in my head it’s saying black tie. The bouquet is really tenacious and I get hours of this fab, fresh, alive smelling floral extravaganza.

As we dry down the rose, greenery and chili settle into some lightly animalic cream but still the sharp rose persists over all. Very nicely executed and totally wearable. The more I wear Dirty Flower Factory the more I think this would also work as a Sunday afternoon out in the sun too.

Dirty Flower Factory KerosenePhoto Stolen Kerosene

Further reading: Memory of Scent and The Silver Fox
IndieScents has $140/100ml and samples

Better yet, why don’t you try Dirty Flower Factory? See below…
Portia xx

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Dirty Flower Factory GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 x Dirty Flower Factory decant (about 3ml in a spritz)
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 (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell me your favourite Kerosene fragrance or Independent Perfumer.

Extra Chance?
Tweet: Dirty Flower Factory by Kerosene GIVEAWAY http://wp.me/p3PURw-4aT  


Entries Close Sunday 16th August 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by random.org
The winner will have till Thursday 20th August 2015 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.

30 thoughts on “Dirty Flower Factory by Kerosene 2014

  1. I follow by e-mail. I haven’t tried Kerosene yet. I would love to. My favorite independent perfumes is Jeffrey Dame – Dame Perfumery.


  2. Great review! I haven’t tired any Kerosene frags yet, but I’d really love to. I think Olympic Orchids is my favorite independent perfume these days. Thanks for the giveaway, I follow via bloglovin!


  3. Thank you for the draw, Portia!
    I have yet to try Dirty Flower Factory and would love a shot at this give-away. My favorite indie remains Olympic Orchids. I follow by e-mail and bloglovin.
    Azar xx


  4. I follow via email. It’s so tough to choose. I met John in Cleveland and got to sniff his entire line. I loved Copper Skies prior to our meeting but really fell for R’oud Elements. Dirty Flower Factory was in the mix, too. It would be difficult to decide which of these to get a full bottle of. I also am about lasting power. Longevity is important to me. I don’t like to respray throughout the day. I love a fragrance that you put on at 6 a.m., forget about and someone tells you that you smell great at 6 p.m.


  5. I follow on email. I have never sampled Kerosene fragrances, so this would be a treat. My favorite indie perfumers are Soltice Scents and Olympic Orchids. Thanks for the draw.


  6. I don’t have a favorite Kerosene fragrance because I haven’t tried any yet. Looking forward to smelling Dirty Factory Flower. As far as independent perfumers, I do love Blooming Dream perfumes. My favorite being Pink Rose.

    I follow APJ by email.


  7. Happily following by email.
    I haven’t sampled any Kerosene scents, yet. My favourite independent perfumer is Laurie Erickson of Sonoma Scents Studio.
    Thanks for the lovely draw opportunity.


  8. I have never smelt Kerosene perfumes and I am very curious after reading this blog! Regarding independent perfumes: By Kilian – Liaisons Dangereuse- typical me is a standout for me .I was introduced to it at perfumery in Amsterdam and given a small sample. Just superb.

    Follow religiously by newsletter and Facebook .


  9. I follow by email, and somehow I have not yet tried anything from Kerosene! My favorite independent perfumer is Laurie Erickson. Thank you!!!


  10. I follow by email. I have and love Róud Elements and Unknown pleasures. I have tried Fields of Rubus and it is on my wish list. John Pegg is indeed a very talented indie perfumer. I would love to try dirty flower factory.


  11. So far, Unknown Pleasures is the most flattering for my soul, though Fields of Rubus is an equally lovable miracle to me, as well!
    Thanks for the chance, dear Portia! It seems like Kerosene is pretty much my cup of fragrant tea, and I wish I have tested the whole range in full!!!
    I follow by email, FB and Google +.
    I am in Bulgaria (EU).


  12. I haven’t tried any Kerosene scents, and really not all that many by independent perfumers. I guess I’ll choose Irina Adams of Phoenix Botanicals. Her Night Bloom is beautiful (my first and so far only natural perfume) and she herself was lovely when I met her at FRAGments 2014. I follow with Bloglovin.


  13. There is a rustic feel to it because of the selected notes but in the end what you smell is a hot, metallic swoosh of joy. Dirty Flower Factory is supposed to be a shameless floral that men would wear unabashedly.


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