In a line that flies as under the radar as Uèr Mì, it’s surprising to see space given over to a fragrance that’s more conceptual than it is wearable.
XX±Latex is profoundly unsettling, moving from a waxy green, aldehydic top spiked with metallic rose oxide and marine notes to a pungent, indole laden heart that has herbal undertones. Perhaps banking on the fact that few people would endure the scent for the duration of its natural life, the base consists of a monster musk complex whose dry-cleaning vibe ultimately feels like a letdown.
Nose: Antoine Lie
House: Uèr Mì
Release date: 2014
Notes (per Fragrantica): sea notes, vinyl, saffron, aldehydes, rose.