Pick Your Poison - This Season Scent Gets Dangerous !
'Les Potions Fatales' - A Wicked Collection from Parfums Quartana
MANDRAKE - In biblical scripture, mandrake was referred to as ‘the love plant’ and was thought to have male fertility enhancing properties. Long used in Wiccan ritual, its roots were believed to emit a fatal, supersonic scream when dug up. "Because mandrake actually smells of strong red apple, we gave the fragrance a red fruity heart but grounded it with birch leaf and birch root to suggest the roots of the flower dug into the soil. We also gave the fragrance a sharp aromatic note to suggest its infamous, deadly shriek. Finally 'Deadly Addiction Accord' lends a creamy, gourmand wood quality to pull it all together. "
GREEN, FRESH-FRUIT, NARCOTIC, LEATHER, WOODY-DARK - Crisp Apple, Pomegranate, Birch Leaf, Birch Root, Bergamot, Mandrake Flower Accord, Rhubarb, Cardamom, Sueded Leather, Deadly Addiction Accord, Patchouli, Madagascar Vanilla, Sandalwood, Tonka
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!