Expensive, I know. However, it does have a snail on the bottle. So...worth it!
Anyway, the bottle they sent me was maybe....5mL? It's basically worth its weight in gold, in any case. Here are some pictures.
"I amI like this little poem. n.n
Mysterious midnight blooms
Unfurling only for Luna's light
Datura, Black Davana, Poison Hemlock
and Queen of the Night
A covert gathering of forbidden flowers
Brought together in love's darkest hour
I am magical, timeless
I am bottled midnight
So as you can see, it's small. But it's still generous, along with the vour 15% off coupons I received with my order! (that need to be used soon...)
The actual smell of the perfume is...well, I don't normally like perfume, but this smells great. Here's how the website describes it:
Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion.
Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom, caress and kiss.
Aromas of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh, addictively mesmerises and captures the senses.
So, it smells like that, I guess? Being from Australia, I'm unsure. However, it smells FUCKING GREAT. At first, when I sampled it in store, it took me a few seconds to get used to it. After that, I realised it smells like...well, kind of a bit like an old lady perfume, in the best possible way. It's also very Victorian, as opium, belladonna, frankinscence, myrhh and all the rest were very popular fragrances.
I find it lasts pretty well, but after a couple of hours in the city, with people breathing smoke all over me (I swear to god, smoking on the street should be illegal - more on that later), it's vanished. Sad forever!
I think the branding of this perfume, from the scent, to the packaging, to the little poem, is very in line with Illamasqua's company marketing. I think they did a great job making something exquisite, unique and quite luxurious.
Either way, if you can afford a bottle of Freak, buy some! I love it, and want more! So expensive though.