Review: Illamasqua Freak Perfume

I’m on a bit of a roll with the perfume reviews this week, but there are just so many to shout about this time of year! The fragrance I am reviewing today is the début scent by Illamsaqua – Freak.

Illamasqua Freak Perfume review packaging

This is actually a little sample that I was given in the brand new Leeds Illamasqua store (the guy who works there is SO lovely!) when I popped in to purchase the Skin Base.

Illamasqua Freak Perfume review packaging

One thing I love and adore about Illamsaqua is the effort they put into the presentation of their products – even a little sample like this! They even include a run-down of the perfume’s composition:

Illamasqua Freak Perfume review composition

So, the key scents which make up Freak are: Black Davana, Opium Flower, Belladonna, Poison  Hemlock, Datura, Queen of the Night, Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh. To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what any of those components smell like on their own, but I do know one thing: they work together like a charm!

Illamasqua Freak Perfume review

I was told in the store that this is a unisex perfume – I would wholeheartedly agree with that. There is a side of femininity to it but it absolutely wouldn’t seem out of place being worn by a man. It is, in many ways, a strange scent, but it completely works. I would guess that that was Illamasqua’s aim!

The scent is quite rich – I would personally wear it in the evening, perhaps even on a night out. There is something quite dark about it – again, something that Illamasqua undoubtedly wanted to achieve! Top marks all round for Freak.

Have you smelt or bought Freak? What did you think?

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. Ciara
    December 14, 2011 / 2:10 pm

    I will diffinately be finding this to smell, it amazing! 🙂

    • Ciara
      December 14, 2011 / 2:10 pm


  2. Oliviaxchristine
    December 14, 2011 / 2:20 pm

    I’m so haPpy you reviewed this perfume I’ve been wanting to try it ever since I saw the ad!

  3. December 14, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    I NEED to try this perfume. Love how much effort they have put into the samples for it x

  4. December 14, 2011 / 11:32 pm

    Sounds like an interesting fragnance, thanks for the review! 🙂

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