Inspired by Chandler Burr’s novel of the same name, You Or Someone Like You is invigorating, evasive and beautiful. Set in the city of fallen angels, the fragrance blurs the line between fantasy and reality. The natural and man made aspects of L.A. architecture (both living and inanimate) converge here. If you’re after that new fangled mode of perfume. Wherein a lush yet impenetrable surface (enumerating endless anachronisms) alchemizes skin, this is the cutting edge.
There is, as Burr suggests, something distinctly botanical about it. A crisp, aqueous stalk of cactus, the fresh air fragrance of unscented desert grasses, something sweetly floral but innocent, a blossom confined–by the exhaust, concrete, metal, modern architecture and bright, high blue skies that surround it. There is a surgical precision to You Or Someone Like You. But graciously there is nothing literally medical about it. Rather, this scent implies the impossibility (or possibility) of the self in a city whose economy runs on transformation (and anonymity). As Burr suggests, if you need to know the precise notes, This fragrance is not for you. This scent encapsulates the malleability of a specific L.A. identity that is all about the privilege to see or be seen, at will.
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