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L'Agent, Agent Provocateur's latest bodice ripper of a perfume, might be also considered a codpiece ripper. (Hey -- careful where you're ripping, lady!) This edible, drinkable, smearable leather, with its muscular blend of ylang-ylang, apricot, rose and chocolatey patchouli, is decadence a go-go no matter the gender of the smeared skin.
I find L'Agent shares a kinship with dense, savory-sweet orientals like Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison, Laura Mercier Minuit Enchanté, Amouage Memoir Woman and Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, but I like it better than all of those. In fact, I l'ove L'Agent! It's flowers in drag, jasmine in leather armor. It's a mesmerizing shimmy between liqueur and dustiness. It's torrid.
L'Agent is available at AgentProvocateur.com, starting at $85 for 1.7 oz