"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.
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.
PRESS HIGHLIGHTS for Les Potions Fatales by PARFUMS QUARTANA:
"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
"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
"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