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Les Potions Fatales

by QUARTANA

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Les Potions Fatales is a collection of award-winning perfumes
that explores the treacherous beauty and intriguing lore behind
nine of the world’s most poisonous flowers.

At once tantalizing and perilous, these mortal fleurs
have been used to nefarious ends throughout history.

Yield to their charms and surrender to a
fragrant femme or homme fatale 

seductive on the outside
but ultimately
dark, sinister,
and dangerous.

PARFUMS QUARTANA is visionary fragrance expression for all time. 

Each of our 50mL French glass bottles is hand-filled and assembled in New York city using the finest, most responsibly sourced oils. 
We are proudly fair-trade, cruelty-free, and as green as can be. 

Poppy Soma won the blindfolded 
Perfume Extraordinaire Award at the 2017
Fragrance Foundation Awards in New York city.

A portion of proceeds from sales of these fragrances benefits the American Association of Poison Control Centers 

Art by Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic.  

What the experts are saying about Les Potions Fatales...
 

Venetian Belladonna

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$165 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$7 USD

Designer: Joseph Quartana
Perfumer: Pierre-Constantin Gueros 
Series:  Les Potions Fatales 
Release Date:  September 2016 

"Non tradire una bella donna..." 
(Do not betray a beautiful woman, or she'll poison your wine)
— Anonymous   

FLORAL-FRUITY, FRUITY, SPICY, WOODY-DARK

Cassis, Violet Water, Plum, Sultanene, Cognac, Styrax Pyrogene, Ambrette Seed, Sampaquia, Honey, Purple Iris, Tuberose, Patchouli, Labdanum, Suede, Saffron, Beeswax, Sandalwood, Vetiver

@15% Eau de Parfum

COMMENTARY: Belladonna is a sweet smelling poison with a rich tradition as a poison flower going back to ancient times when Livia used it to poison the Roman Emperor Augustus.  Literally translating to ‘beautiful woman’, medieval Italian witches would put belladonna droplets into their eyes to dilate their pupils as they believed this made them appear more attractive; this would also cause hallucinations, or in Wiccan terms, a "flying spell".  It is often equated with aggressive female sexuality and was used by Northern Italian witches (streghe) to place seduction spells on men.  Our Venetian Belladonna starts her muti-faceted seduction with a dewy green opening, to ambery, honeyed beeswax, on to drunken tuberose, and down to a sueded musk, all while burning you with her hellfire, thanks to the accord styrax pyrogene.

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Our 50mL box comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.

The purchase of our Les Potions-Fatales Discovery Set (available below) unlocks the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned" which can be used during checkout at a later date of your choosing toward a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales, thus making the Discovery Set FREE!  You try before you buy with no risk!

Bloodflower

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$145 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$6 USD

Designer:  Joseph Quartana 
Perfumer: Alexandra Carlin 
Series:  Les Potions Fatales 
Release Date:  September 2016 

"Look at my blood flowers, because I write with a serene sharp blade that soothes as much as cuts into the deepest parts of my soul" 
— Basith

AROMATIC, BOOZY, GOURMAND, AMBER, METALLIC, WOODY-DARK

Licorice, Anise, Blood Accord, Clover, Orris, Dark Rose, Amber, Patchouli

@18% Eau de Parfum

COMMENTARY: Bloodflower is an exquisite gothic experience that imagines what a vampire might be thinking as it laps at the blood on your neck. A background of a metallic and salty blood accord harmonizes with heady, rich and aromatic black anise liquor to launch you into a night of delight. Interestingly, bloodflower assists in the metamorphosis of the Monarch Caterpillar into the majestic Monarch Butterfly.

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Our 50mL box ships factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.

The purchase of our Les Potions-Fatales Discovery Set (available below) unlocks the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned' which can be used during checkout at a later date of your choosing toward a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales, thus making the Discovery Set FREE!  You try before you buy with no risk!

Midnight Datura

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$165 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$7 USD

Designer: Parfums Quartana
Perfumer: Lisa Fleischmann
Series:  Les Potions Fatales  

"Any man who falls asleep after smelling datura
will fall in love with the first woman he sees"
— Anonymous  

FLORAL-FRESH, FLORAL-FRUITY, CREAMY, BOOZY, POWDER, AMBER

Green leaf, Mandarin, Bergamot, Davana, Rum, Jasmine, Tuberose, Magnolia, Muguet, Rose, Violet, Lavender, Heliotrope, Datura, Clove, Nutmeg, Pepper, Balsam, Patchouli, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Amber, Musk

@17% Eau de Parfum

COMMENTARY:
Datura is a night-blooming flower that has been an essential ingredient in love potions throughout history, and is known to induce visions and a trance-like state. The flower itself has aphrodisiac qualities and fittingly, its white flowers open at nighttime glowing in the moonlight. As such it was used for the worship of Diana/Artemis, goddess of moon and hunt. Midnight Datura enchants as a voluptuous super-floral tinged with a platinum powdery luminosity, drunken with delight from rum, and on the hunt for love.

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Our 50mL box comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.

The purchase of our Les Potions-Fatales Discovery Set (available below) unlocks the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned' which can be used during checkout at a later date of your choosing toward a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales, thus making the Discovery Set FREE!
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Digitalis

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$145 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$6 USD

Designer: Joseph Quartana 
Perfumer: David Apel 
Series:  Les Potions Fatales 
Release Date:  September 2016 

"The foxglove bells, with lolling tongue,
Will not reveal what peals were rung
In Faery, in Faery,
A thousand ages gone."  
—Mary Webb 
(Foxglove is the common name for Digitalis)

GREEN, FRESH-CLEAN, OCEANIC, SPICY

Galbanum, Silver Iris, Cucumber, Basil, Pepper, Ozone, Coriander, Florozone, Drenched Violet, Neroli, Rose, Jasmine, Gentiane, Incense, Fern, Wet Moss, Violet Leaf

@16% Eau de Parfum

COMMENTARY:
Digitalis or Foxglove is a poison flower that has a tradition of being used to summon woodland nature spirits.  Digitalis is a sparkly, fresh ozonic scent that suggests the presence of fairies along the edge of a morning-fresh stream in verdant Spring forest. Let its airy and whimsical nature lead you to another realm of aromatic enchantment.

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Our 50mL box comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.

The purchase of our Les Potions-Fatales Discovery Set (available below) unlocks the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned' which can be used during checkout at a later date of your choosing toward a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales, thus making the Discovery Set FREE! 
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Hemlock

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$145 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$6 USD

Designer: Joseph Quartana 
Perfumer: Christelle Laprade 
Series:  Les Potions Fatales 
Release Date:  September 2016 

"Socrates gave a lot of advice, and he was given hemlock to drink" 
— Rose Kennedy 

GREEN, ORIENTAL, SYNTHETIC, WOODY-SPICY

Martinique Rum, Pink Pepper, Calabrian Bergamot, Crushed Leaves, Glossy White Floral, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Buds, Jasmine Sambac, Styrax Pyrogene, Black Vinyl Accord, Black Magnolia, Cyclamen, Salt, Benzoin, Vanilla Bean, Suede, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Musk, Masculine Amber Woods

@12% Eau de Toilette

COMMENTARY:   In Ancient Greece, a small, delicate yet highly poisonous white flower called hemlock was used to execute condemned prisoners, the most famous being the philosopher Socrates. It is partial to growing in grassy fields, so we started with green grass and white floral as backdrop. To represent the wicked poison liquid itself, Christelle created the first ever black-vinyl accord for perfumery from scratch, which imagines the boots, corset, whip and spirit of an S&M dominatrix, to create a contrasting tension between its natural and synthetic elements. This floral, green, and black-vinyl bondage session takes place on a bed of the most creamy, debaucherous vanilla we could find.

Our 50mL box comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.

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The purchase of our Les Potions-Fatales Discovery Set (available below) unlocks the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned' which can be used during checkout at a later date of your choosing toward a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales, thus making the Discovery Set FREE!  You try before you buy with no risk!

Lily of the Valley

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$165 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$7 USD

Designer: Joseph Quartana 
Perfumer: Nathalie Benareau 
Series:  Les Potions Fatales 
Release Date:  September 2016 

"Sweetest of the flowers a-blooming
In the fragrant vernal days
Is the Lily of the Valley
With its soft, retiring ways" 
— Paul Laurence Dunbar  

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

@18% Eau de Parfum

COMMENTARY: 
Said to grow from the tears of the weeping Virgin Mary, Lily of the Valley is a small, delicate, bell-shaped white flower cherished for its purity and innocence, and traditionally used as a symbol of Spring vernal splendor. We tinted its creamy white-floral essence by spiking its heart with blackcurrant liquor, which pulls you down into its supple base of soft leathery darkness.

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Our 50mL box comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.

The purchase of our Les Potions-Fatales Discovery Set (available below) unlocks the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned' which can be used during checkout at a later date of your choosing toward a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales, thus making the Discovery Set FREE! 
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Mandrake

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$145 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$6 USD

Designer: Parfums Quartana
Perfumer: Carlos J. Vinals 
Series:  Les Potions Fatales  
Release Date:  September 2016 

"Go, and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me, where all past years are,
Or who cleft the Devil's foot." 
— John Donne  

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

@17% Eau de Parfum

COMMENTARY:  In biblical scripture, mandrake was referred to as ‘the love plant’ and was thought to have male fertility enhancing properties when taken in small dosage.  Long used in Wiccan ritual, it's said to only grow in a spot where the seed of a hanged man has dripped onto the ground, thus insuring the plant is charged with an usual, masculine creative energy.  Mandrake flowers naturally smell of ripe apple which we loved; we reinforced this with a red fruit heart of crisp apple, juicy pomegranate and tart rhubarb.  Its roots were thought to emit a fatal, supersonic scream when dug up (if you have ever seen the Harry Potter films) which we represented through birch leaf, birch root and a sharp aromatic note suggesting its infamous, deadly shriek.  Carlos grounded it all with 'Deadly Addiction Accord', a creamy, gourmand woody base he developed specifically for this scent.

Our 50mL box comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.

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The purchase of our Les Potions-Fatales Discovery Set (available below) unlocks the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned" which can be used during checkout at a later date of your choosing toward a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales, thus making the Discovery Set FREE!  You try before you buy with no risk!

Poppy Soma

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$185 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$8 USD

Designer: Parfums Quartana
Perfumer: Emilie Coppermann 
Series:  Les Potions Fatales 

***2017 Fragrance Foundation Awards Winner: Perfume Extraordinaire of the Year

"The poppy opes her scarlet purse of dreams." 
— Sharmel Iris   

FLORIENTAL, SMOKY, NARCOTIC, SPICY, AMBER

Sichuan Pepper, Curry Leaf, Red Pepper, Black Gardenia, Jasmine Sambac, Red Rose, Old Church Incense, Labdanum, Tuberose, Styrax, Musk Tonquin

20% Parfum concentration

COMMENTARY:  Known to the Ancient Sumerians as “the joy plant”, the red poppy symbolized nocturnal oblivion in the pre-Christian world,specifically sleep, night, and death. Translating to "moon" because it would glow in the dark fields, Soma is the sweet, milky sap that oozes from the bulbs which is collected and then processed into raw smokable opium gum. As the Chinese used the poppy for sex, we wished to impart a sweaty, musky sensuality to spicy, intoxicating smoke, and imagined two warm nude bodies in embrace, intertwined in hallucinogenic fever, and chasing a fiery dragon into the clouds above.

Promotional Video Here

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Our 50mL box ships factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.

The purchase of our Les Potions-Fatales Discovery Set (available below) unlocks the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned" which can be used during checkout at a later date of your choosing toward a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales, thus making the Discovery Set FREE! 
Try before you buy with no risk!

Wolfsbane

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$185 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$8 USD

Designer:  Parfums Quartana  
Perfumer: Philippe Paparella-Paris  
Series:  Les Potions Fatales  

Named a Best of 2017 fragrance by the UK olfactory blog Persolaise!

"The lolling weeds of Lether, green or wan,
Exhale their fatal languors on the light;
From out infernal grails of aconite
Poisons and dews are proffered to the dawn."
— Clark Ashton Smith
(Aconite is the common name for wolfsbane)

ANIMALIC, EARTHY, SPICY, BALSAMIC, WOODY-DARK

Angelica Root, Fig Leaf, Cumin Seed, Ginger Root, Absinthe, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Tuberose, Tobacco Flower, Castoreum, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Prunol (spicy black plum), Vetiver, Deer Tongue (a type of medicinal tobacco), Luxurious Black Truffles

@18% Eau de Parfum

COMMENTARY:
Originally used in the West for exterminating wolf populations and in the Far East for hunting and warfare, Wolfsbane is a floral poison delivered via arrow tip.  As our first proper masculine fragrance, we blended a trinity of masculine "yang" elements: the animalic ferocity of the wolf, the virile bravery of the hunter, and the adrenaline-fueled rage of the warrior, with darkly rich woody elements of the night. The result is an elegant but unapologetically "BEAST-MODE" scent for men.  Absinthe in the heart reinforces a hallucinogenic dimension.

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Our 50mL box comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.

The purchase of our Les Potions-Fatales Discovery Set (available below) unlocks the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned" which can be used during checkout at a later date of your choosing toward a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales, thus making the Discovery Set FREE!  You try before you buy with no risk!

PARFUMS QUARTANA: Les Potions-Fatales "Les Petites Morts" 9 x 2mL Discovery Pack

9 x 2mL vials
$56 USD

PARFUMS QUARTANA: Les Potions-Fatales "Les Petites Morts" discovery packs contain all nine parfums in 2mL atomizer vials so you can pick your favorite poison from the comfort of home.  Our vials are perfect for travel too so you can take your darkness on the go.

**LIMITED TIME OFFER** for Holiday 2019: Free "Les Petites Morts" discovery set with purchase of your choice of a 50mL bottle of Les Potions Fatales (a $56 value).  Add both to cart for automatic discount and
Happy Holidays from Joseph Quartana!!

Contains 2mL atomizer spray vials of Venetian Belladonna, Bloodflower, Midnight Datura, Digitalis, Hemlock, Lily of the Valley, Mandrake, Poppy Soma, and Wolfsbane.

Each 2mL vial lasts approximately 1 week with normal usage and has approximately 35 sprays.

Our discovery set comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, liquid mirror chrome mylar pouch with a 'Q' hologram seal of authenticity.  Please recycle.

Discovery Set cost is refunded with redemption of the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned' during checkout of a purchase of a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales.