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PARFUMS QUARTANA: Les Potions Fatales (2016)

— nine deadly perfume potions inspired by infamous poison flowers —

Pick Your Poison

New for Autumn 2016: Les Potions Fatales by PARFUMS QUARTANA

"Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison flowers" - John Keats 

Les Potions Fatales 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 fatale (or homme fatale) seductive on the outside but ultimately dark, sinister, and dangerous. 

Created by Joseph Quartana, founder of both Six Scents Parfums and the former cutting-edge fashion boutique Seven New York, PARFUMS QUARTANA is a new premium fragrance line within the Six Scents umbrella exploring singular themes through a series of prestigious limited-edition scents. The brand is the culmination of Joseph Quartana’s unique vision, produced in small batches using the finest ingredients and precious oils. 

Les Potions Fatales was perfected over the course of 2.5 years with the accomplished noses of our fine fragrance partner Symrise.   

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

All original artwork by Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic. Based in NY and Tokyo, Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic has been exhibited at the MoMA, The White House, Art Basel, and his work is a part of the Smithsonian Collection. He was awarded as Top 40 Alumni of Pratt Institute and the SCOPE Grand Prize. @aerosynlex 

Les Potions Fatales will be released globally in November 2016 to select prestige apothecaries, boutiques, department stores, and hotels.  See our list of stockists for a store near you.  

PARFUMS QUARTANA: "Les Petites Morts" Discovery Set

All 9 x 2mL Samples of Les Potions Fatales

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PRESS HIGHLIGHTS for Les Potions Fatales by PARFUMS QUARTANA:

Best of 2016 Lists in Fragrantica, Persefume, Das Duft Tagebuch, and Brooklyn Fragrance Lover

"File this under the most badass fragrance line in history."InStyle

"Each of the collection's nine scents is inspired by a poisonous flower, making for a complex, intoxicating elixir of accords unlike anything else on the market. That most of the namesake botanicals have a treacherous history or legend attached — think murders, rituals, coups — only makes them more seductive." — Hint Mag

"His newest aromas crackle with avant-garde alchemy, black magic, olfactive synergies and miasmatic majesty." — VIVISXN

"What we found most curious was the seamless fusion of modernity and esoterism behind each elixir – all pleasantly, and at times, alarmingly intoxicating." — Superfuture

"Digitalis, the best Aquatic fragrance ever created?" — The Scented Apprentice

"We have not seen such deliberate planning, purposeful composition, and meticulous execution as we have seen with Les Potions Fatales. The nine eau de parfums tell separate, idiosyncratic stories that trace the etymology of each deadly flower, whether real or mythical, for which we would hate to see an antidote." — StyleZeitgeist

"One of the coolest origin stories around: The catalyst for these new parfums was a Breaking Bad episode (particularly the one in which Walter White makes poison using the Lily of the Valley flower)." — Yahoo Beauty

"Behind the fatal potions are the shadows of Joseph’s homme and femme fatales, the caliginous souls he wants us to offer ourselves up to, drowning in their olfactive games of oblivion." Ca Fleure Bon

"I think this is a collection which should be sought out by those who enjoy something different in their perfume." — Colognoisseur

"The perfume Venetian Belladonna alone could substitute the rest of Les Potions Fatales, because its smell perfectly captures the meaning of the collection's name: floral fruity sweet, mesmerizing and inviting in a smarmy way. You're trapped and smitten by its tenderness, although you already hear how its lulling purring is turning into a hungry, anticipating growling. But you are not afraid, you are bewitched with desire and live in a delirium."Fragrantica

 

Venetian Belladonna

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$165 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$7 USD
9 x 2mL PARFUMS QUARTANA: Les Potions Fatales "Les Petites Morts" Discovery Set
$56 USD

Designer: Parfums 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 in Italy going back to ancient times when Livia used it to poison Emperor Augustus. Literally translating to ‘beautiful woman’, medieval Italian women would put droplets into their eyes to dilate their pupils as they believed this made them appear more attractive; this would 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 Belladonna lures you in and then burns you with her hellfire, thanks to the accord, styrax pyrogene.

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

Want it complimentary gift-wrapped in a liquid mirror chrome mylar pouch with 'Q' hologram seal instead?  Just ask!

Bloodflower

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$145 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$6 USD
9 x 2mL PARFUMS QUARTANA Les Potions Fatales "Les Petites Morts" Discovery Set
$56 USD

Designer:  Parfums 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: While used as a poison in Brazil, Bloodflower’s key feature is its role in the transformation of the Monarch Caterpillar into the majestic Monarch Butterfly, so emphasis was placed on the fragrance transforming in front of one’s nose. Given the name, we wished to attain a haute-Goth experience by adding blood accord, but sweetening it up through the addition of black Sambuca, a dessert liquor; the result hints at the vampirish. The fragrance is also imbued with rose for dark romance and various spices for passion.

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

Want it complimentary gift-wrapped in a liquid mirror chrome mylar pouch with 'Q' hologram seal instead?  Just ask!

Midnight Datura

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$165 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$7 USD
9 x 2mL PARFUMS QUARTANA Les Potions Fatales "Les Petites Morts" Discovery Set
$56 USD

Designer: Parfums Quartana
Perfumer: Lisa Fleischmann 
Series:  Les Potions Fatales 
Release Date:  September 2016 

"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:  Also known as “moonflower”, Datura is an essential ingredient in love potions and is known to induce visions and a trance-like state. Datura has aphrodisiac qualities and fittingly, it’s white flowers open at nighttime, glowing in the moonlight. Featuring ten flowers, we envisioned this fragrance to be a voluptuous super-floral tinged with a platinum luminosity, but a bit drunken due to the addition of dark rum.  As it was used for Lunar worship, ours is an homage to Diana, goddess of the moon and hunt.  

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

Want it complimentary gift-wrapped in a liquid mirror chrome mylar pouch with 'Q' hologram seal instead?  Just ask!

Digitalis

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$145 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$6 USD
9 x 2mL Les Potions Fatales "Les Petites Morts" Discovery Set
$56 USD

Designer: Parfums 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:  Also known as “Foxglove” and besides being a poison flower, Digitalis has a tradition of being used by pagans to summon woodland spirits such as fairies and elves. Thus we created a sparkly, fresh ozonic fragrance to suggest the presence of fairies, set along the banks of a magical wooded stream.  It is the most innocent, whimsical and childlike of our fatal potions.

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

Want it complimentary gift-wrapped in a liquid mirror chrome mylar pouch with 'Q' hologram seal instead?  Just ask!

Hemlock

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$145 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$6 USD
9 x 2mL PARFUMS QUARTANA Les Potions Fatales "Les Petites Morts" Discovery Set
$56 USD

Designer: Parfums 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, hemlock was used to execute condemned prisoners, the most famous being the philosopher Socrates. The word itself derives from the Greek word ”konas” meaning to whirl about, as its effect is vertigo and death. Hemlock itself is a delicate, small white flower that grows in green grassy fields, and thus we started with this idea as the backdrop for the fragrance, but added black vinyl accord to suggest a wicked black liquid.

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

Want it complimentary gift-wrapped in a liquid mirror chrome mylar pouch with 'Q' hologram seal instead?  Just ask!

Lily of the Valley

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$165 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$7 USD
9 x 2mL PARFUMS QUARTANA Les Potions Fatales "Les Petites Morts" Discovery Set
$56 USD

Designer: Parfums 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: 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.

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

Want it complimentary gift-wrapped in a liquid mirror chrome mylar pouch with 'Q' hologram seal instead?  Just ask!

Mandrake

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$145 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$6 USD
9 x 2mL PARFUMS QUARTANA Les Potions Fatales "Les Petites Morts" Discovery Set
$56 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 through to have male fertility enhancing properties. Long used in Wiccan ritual, its roots were thought 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.  

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

Want it complimentary gift-wrapped in a liquid mirror chrome mylar pouch with 'Q' hologram seal instead?  Just ask!

Poppy Soma

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$185 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$8 USD
9 x 2mL PARFUMS QUARTANA Les Potions Fatales "Les Petites Morts" Discovery Set
$56 USD

Designer: Parfums Quartana
Perfumer: Emilie Coppermann 
Series:  Les Potions Fatales 
Release Date:  September 2016 

"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% Eau de Parfum

COMMENTARY: Known to the Ancient Sumerians as “the joy plant”, poppy symbolized nocturnal oblivion, specifically sleep, night, and death in the pre-Christian world. “Soma” is a Vedic word that means “moon” and refers to the sweet milky sap that when oozing from the poppy bulbs would glow in the moonlight, and which was processed into raw opium to be smoked.  Ours captures the before-and-after of the experience from sweet, milky sap to pungent smoke.

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

Want it complimentary gift-wrapped in a liquid mirror chrome mylar pouch with 'Q' hologram seal instead?  Just ask!

Wolfsbane

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$185 USD
2mL / 0.07 oz. Sample Vial
$8 USD
9 x 2mL PARFUMS QUARTANA Les Potions Fatales "Les Petites Morts" Discovery Set
$56 USD

Designer:  Parfums Quartana  
Perfumer: Philippe Paparella-Paris  
Series:  Les Potions Fatales  
Release Date:  September 2016  

"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, Vetiver, Deer Tonque, Black Truffles

@18% Eau de Parfum

COMMENTARY: Originally used in the West for exterminating wolf populations, Wolfsbane was used in the Far East for hunting and warfare by poisoning arrow tips. We wished to imbue the fragrance with this animalic ferocity of the hunter/warrior/wolf to reflect virile rage, but complemented with rich woods and luxurious black truffle. To give it a psychedelic twist, the heart note is wormwood, the basis for the hallucinogenic liquor, absinthe.

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

Want it complimentary gift-wrapped in a liquid mirror chrome mylar pouch with 'Q' hologram seal instead?  Just ask!

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

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$56 USD

PARFUMS QUARTANA: Les Potions-Fatales "Les Petites Morts" discovery packs contain all nine parfums in 2mL atomizer vials.  They are the perfect way to experience their dark seduction and ideal for travel too.

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.

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

 

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