Flashing image of models for artisan, independent, luxury, eau de parfum brand REEK Perfume’s rebellious, feminist, no-retouching campaign featuring Damn Rebel Bitches, a fragrance for women.

ABOUT

REEK Perfume was founded to memorialise heroic, unapologetic women through scent. We want to celebrate our heroines.

REEK. was founded to memorialise heroic, unapologetic women through scent. We want to remember our heroines. REEK. perfumes are an everyday rebellion, a reminder of female achievement, much of which has been forgotten. It’s time to take a stand.

REEK. perfumes are an everyday rebellion, a reminder of female achievement, much of which has been forgotten. It’s time to take a stand.

Image of model for artisan, independent, luxury, eau de parfum brand REEK Perfume’s rebellious, feminist, unretouched, campaign.
Campaign image of feminist, rebellious, luxury fragrance Damn Rebel Bitches by artisan independent brand REEK Perfume.

REEK. perfume is created in collaboration with award-winning perfumer, Sarah McCartney. Our scents are hand-mixed, hand poured eau de parfums, inspired by the lives of the women who inspire us.

REEK. perfume is created in collaboration with award-winning perfumer, Sarah McCartney. Our scents are hand-mixed, hand poured eau de parfums, inspired by the lives of the women who inspire us. Based in Scotland the REEK. team makes perfume for women, by women, about women. Our mixed-gender team has a lot to say about equality and specifically about women’s place in history and in the world today.

Based in Scotland, REEK’s mixed-gender team has a lot to say about equality and specifically about women’s place in history and in the world today. We have a non-retouching policy and celebrate our models just as they are. We do this specifically because it is out of step with the beauty industry as a whole. Not because it’s trending, not because it’s edgy but because our bitches don’t need it.

Flashing image of models for artisan, independent, luxury, eau de parfum brand REEK Perfume’s rebellious, feminist, no-retouching campaign featuring Damn Rebel Bitches, a fragrance for women.

REEK. was founded to memorialise women from history. We discovered that only 15% of statues in the UK are raised to women and of those, most are to either royalty or fictional female characters. This outraged us and we decided to memorialise women using our most evocative sense - smell. We like the idea of an everyday rebellion – scent as a secret sign.

History is peppered with female achievement. In Scotland, where we are based we have almost a millennia of heroines from Black Agnes who defended Dunbar Castle against siege in the middle ages to Scotland’s Jacobite women who were key to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s campaign in 1745 and some of the UK’s earliest female medical pioneers - Edinburgh being for centuries one of the most advanced medical universities in Europe. We are determined these women will not be forgotten and we are seeking to spread our net wider and discover more amazing women to commemorate and perfumers to work with. We are determined. Our foremothers won't be forgotten. And neither will we.