Pick Your Poison - This Season Scent Gets Dangerous !
'Les Potions Fatales' - A Wicked Collection from Parfums Quartana
LILY OF THE VALLEY - It is said that the Lily of the Valley sprung from the eyes of the weeping Virgin Mary during the crucifixion of Jesus, and thus has traditionally been a flower of purity and innocence. "In order to put emphasis on its potential use as a fatal poison, we corrupted its sweet fragrant white-floral essence by enveloping it in a “black shroud” and reinforcing that with a base of black leather accord. We also added a salty, wet aspect to suggest tears.
FLORAL-FRESH, FLORAL-WHITE, FRESH-CITRUS, LEATHER - Bergamot, Neroli, Dewy Petals, Cassis Buds, Muguet des Bois, Orange Blossom Absolute, Dark Rose Absolute, Jasmine Petals, Black Leather Glove Accord, Labdanum Extract, Vetiver Bourbon, Vanilla Absolute, Sandalwood
Not only is this the most exciting fragrance concept in years but the scents live up to scrutiny.
Created by New York visionary, Joseph Quartana, this unisex fragrance collection hits the proverbial nail on the head. Perfumes, like all art-forms, are a reflection of the social, political, moral and financial climate at the moment of their birth and Potions Fatales distils many of the disparate influences of 21st century society into glowing liquid.
These fragrances are so much more than a modern-day Theda Bara ( the original Femme Fatale) - they are both inventive and perceptive, an intellectual exercise that explores the darker side of perfume and human emotion.
The alchemy of scent is historic, its ability to captivate, seduce and hypnotise. Its longevity in the memory, its unnerving capacity to transport through time and space. Here Joseph has taken plants associated with witchcraft, with conspiracy and murder and reinvents them as objects of beauty.
Great beauty is always dangerous - think Helen Of Troy - and danger has a seductive power all its own! Love, passion, medicine and death are all interwoven in the long and fascinating annals of these mysterious plants.
'Potions Fatales' are not completely wicked but they are far from innocent!