Aerosyn Lex Mestrovic, the uber-talented art director behind Les Potions Fatales by PARFUMS QUARTANA, on his creative process for our packaging: "The paintings were inspired by the vibrant colors and patterns of poisonous animals and the scents abstracted into symbolic calligraphy for each...".

Based in NY and Tokyo, Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic has been exhibited at the MoMA, The White House, and 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.

Check out more of his work at www.houseofalms.com 

 

 

 

In 1977, Yves Saint Laurent released his Opium perfume for women, taking a risk by basing a perfume on a poisonous flower, not exactly an alluring concept. The gamble paid off and Opium became one of the most successful fragrances ever produced (Dior followed suit almost a decade later with Poison.). Jean-Louis Sieuzac was the nose behind Opium, and his apprentice was Emilie Copperman, who went on to become a nose for Symrise, one of the leading producers of flavors and fragrances in the world.

When Joseph Quartana, the former fashion director of the cult downtown boutique Seven New York, teamed up with the company to produce a perfume line based on poisonous flowers, Les Potions Fatales, Coppermann naturally became involved. When you smell Coppermann-executed Poppy Soma, one of the nine fragrances in the Parfums Quartana line, the relationship between it and Opium gains clarity. Her contemporary creation retains the graceful appeal of its predecessor.

Quartana is no stranger to the perfume business. He previously masterminded a highly successful but ill-fated Six Scents series, for which he connected promising young fashion designers such as Gareth Pugh and Damir Doma with the noses at Givaudan, the well-respected Swiss perfume powerhouse. In a booming industry where, an engaging story is often a prerequisite and contributor to perfume’s success, building scents inspired by poisonous flowers is not a novel concept. Even Lady Gaga has taken a stab at it. But that’s where all comparisons end, because 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.

Perhaps counterintuitively, the perfume experience often begins with the packaging. Quartana’s fragrances are sheltered in a clean-looking bottle akin to the blue amethyst jars that housed the noxious concoctions of the ancient Greeks. The synesthetic feeling is awakened once you lay eyes upon the array of colors that adorn each box, the designs of which were constructed by Aerosyn Lex Mestrovic. Making associations between colors and smells is not something we can all do intrinsically, but Quartana’s potions give insight into our neurological wiring. While the bottles’ and boxes’ hyperpigmentation and psychedelic patterns grant them shelf visibility, their aposematism actually invites tactile and olfactory curiosity.

 

One of our favorites in the presentation department is Mandrake. Despite its deceptively zesty introduction, orange citrus is not formally listed as a note. We can attribute its effervescent quality to the note of bergamot. One might also think of mandarin after reading the name on the bottle. The coloration of the container, which aligns all too well with the traffic that occupies a synesthete’s cognitive pathways, however, begs to differ. Reputed with emitting a fatal, supersonic scream when exhumed from the earth, the flower inspiring the fragrance’s eponymous title is cleverly represented in a few different ways. Birch assumes the role of the earth from which mandrake is plucked, and bright, aromatic ingredients convey the shrillness of the scream.

While Mandrake can be classified as unisex, there are some fragrances within the line that have a tendency to lean a bit more feminine. On Quartana’s website, each fragrance has an accompanying meter that measures the gender for which each fragrance is best suited, in order to navigate you through the nine scents. We prefer to leave it up to you to decide what’s feminine or masculine, and thus Lily of the Valley may very well be your thing even though you are a guy. A closer look, or smell in this case, into the fragrance’s construction will reveal the presence of a few androgynous notes including vetiver bourbon, vanilla absolute, and leather gloves accord. The latter accord alone makes this fragrance worth sampling.

Another notable fragrance in the line, Wolfsbane, captures the ferocity of wolves and the virility of the warrior who hunts them. Wolfsbane, another name for aconite, was once used to poison the tips of arrows that decimated wolf populations in the Far East. Wolfsbane’s olfactory profile is colored by accords such as angelica root, fig leaf, absinthe, and deer tongue. The latter is merely a moniker for a relative of the tobacco plant; so don’t hold your nose. This fragrance, composed by Philippe Paparella-Paris, evokes a warm and masculine earthiness through the use of notes like patchouli, cedar wood, and vetiver. Wolfsbane is the perfect balance of raw history and refined modernity.

“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

Poppy Soma, the one executed by Emilie Copperman, reveals its meditative and ecclesiastical heart with its old church incense accord. This is likely the smell that occupied the laboratory setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s morally disposed narrative, The Birthmark, in which Aylmer administers his fatal elixir to his wife to rid her of her facial blemish. Other dense notes occupying the base of this composition include labdanum, styrax, and Tonquin musk. The former two are resins with a rich and sweet aroma. Their low rate of volatility contributes immensely to the fragrance’s potency. Expect this fragrance to last well over ten hours on skin.

Another one that excels in the longevity department is Hemlock. With notes ranging from Rum Martinique to cinnamon bark and suede leather, this perfume pays homage to the very substance that cemented Socrates’ mortality. Coumarin, an aroma molecule from tonka bean and cinnamon, provides sweetness to the fragrance’s architecture while jasmine and a white floral accord articulate tranquility. Hemlock is a pleasant dichotomy of mellow and murderous.

“Socrates gave a lot of advice, and he was given hemlock to drink.”

– Rose Kennedy

The haute-Goth theme in the fragrance Bloodflower illustrates the psychedelia of the collection in a more familiar manner. What starts as a strident, metallic fragrance ultimately subsides to an anisic/licorice-esque blend whose addictive nature can best be described by drawing a parallel with a vampire yearning his sanguine drink. Don’t wear this one if you are hemophobic. The rose note that dominates this composition is strongly evocative of the smell of blood. Bloodflower is foreboding yet enchanting. You have been warned of this fragrance’s high olfactory frequency.

“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

All in all, even the most timid insect with aposematic coloration has the ability to keep its prey at bay. Don’t let the bright, inviting colors of Quartana’s bottles fool you. Looks can be deceiving. In a calculated way, Quartana has shown us that there is delicacy in the deadly. There is closure in the chasm. There is poise in the poisonous.

We have highlighted some of our favorites of the collection. Below are the notes on the full lineup.

Bloodflower – developed by perfumer Alexandra Carlin. An aromatic woody boozy gourmand, with licorice, anise, blood accord, clover, orris, dark rose, amber and patchouli. $145, in Eau de Parfum.

Digitalis – developed by perfumer David Apel. A fresh oceanic spicy green, with galbanum, iris, cucumber, basil, pepper, ozone, coriander, florozone, violet, neroli, rose, jasmine, gentiane, incense, fern, wet moss and violet leaf. $145, in Eau de Parfum.

Hemlock – developed by perfumer Christelle Laprade. A green woody spicy synthetic oriental, with rum, pink pepper, bergamot, crushed leaves, glossy white floral, cinnamon, clove, jasmine, styrax, black vinyl accord, magnolia, cyclamen, salt, benzoin, vanilla, suede, sandalwood, patchouli, tonka bean, musk and masculine amber woods. $145, in Eau de Toilette.

Lily of the Valley – developed by perfumer Nathalie Benareau. A fresh white leather floral, with bergamot, neroli, dewy petals, cassis buds, muguet des bois, orange blossom, dark rose, jasmine, black leather glove accord, labdanum, vetiver, vanilla, and sandalwood. $165, in Eau de Parfum.

Mandrake – developed by perfumer Carlos J. Vinals. A fruity green woody leather, with apple, pomegranate, birch leaf, birch root, bergamot, mandrake flower accord, rhubarb, cardamom, suede leather, deadly addiction accord, patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood and tonka bean. $145, in Eau de Parfum.

Midnight Datura – developed by perfumer Lisa Fleischmann. A fresh creamy boozy fruity amber floral with powder, featuring green leaf, mandarin, bergamot, davana, rum, jasmine, tuberose, magnolia, muguet, rose, violet, lavender, heliotrope, datura, clove, nutmeg, pepper, balsam, patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood, cedar, amber and musk. $165, in Eau de Parfum.

Poppy Soma – developed by perfumer Emilie Coppermann. A smoky spicy floriental, with Sichuan pepper, curry leaf, red pepper, gardenia, jasmine, rose, old church incense, labdanum, tuberose, styrax and Tonkin musk. $185, in Eau de Parfum.

Venetian Belladonna – developed by perfumer Pierre-Constantin Gueros. A spicy woody fruity floral with cassis, violet water, plum, sultanene, cognac, styrax, ambrette, sampaquia, honey, iris, tuberose, patchouli, labdanum, suede, saffron, beeswax, sandalwood and vetiver. $165, in Eau de Parfum.

Wolfsbane – developed by perfumer Philippe Paparella-Paris. An animalic spicy woods, with angelica root, fig leaf, cumin, ginger, absinthe, patchouli, cedar, tuberose, tobacco flower, castoreum, benzoin, sandalwood, prunol, vetiver, deer tongue and black truffles. $185, in Eau de Parfum.

Parfums Quartana fragrances may be purchased at https://six-scents.com/ and in select boutiques worldwide.

 

This is my ninth and final review from the Parfums Quartana House until they release something new in the near future, It was a mind blowing, amazing experience to say the least!

Sometimes when you review a full line of fragrances from a house, and you read the notes off, you pretty much know what to expect, and always hope for the best.

Parfums Quartana as a whole is very unique, I have not smelled fragrances quite like this in years, maybe ever, in order for you to understand this house you have to sample them out for yourself.

I can only convey to my readers what I smell, but even that doesn't really do them justice, each one of these fragrances has a twist, turn and an edge, which I was not expecting at all.

Out of the nine fragrances, I felt that Mandrake and Digitalis where absolute masterpieces which I will eventually have in my collection, and Wolfsbane was wonderful also.

The other six, Hemlock, Lily of the Valley, Bloodflower, Venetian Belladonna, Poppy Soma and Midnight Datura ranged from good to average at best, and some were verging on unwearable.

I get a woody, soothing, with a touch of vanilla styrax, that hovers over a black, burning, puff of Sichuan pepper, and a powerful, fresh, green jasmine sambac.

Then a milky, billowy, airy, intoxicating, with a touch of vegetal smelling gardenia, brushes over a leather tinged, amber nuanced labdanum, and a smooth, pungent, aromatic musk.

I get the Styrax, Sichuan Pepper, Musk, Jasmine Sambac, Labdanum and Gardenia, it opens up with a thick, resinous styrax, and a hot, spiced Sichuan pepper, the styrax is strong, the Sichuan pepper is mild.

After ten minutes the Sichuan pepper dissipates, the styrax softens, in comes a sweet, narcotic jasmine sambac, and a creamy, fleshy gardenia, the jasmine sambac is strong, the gardenia is soft.

After five hours the styrax and gardenia dissipate, the jasmine softens, in comes a aromatic, plush labdanum and a ripe, grey musk, the labdanum is soft, the musk is mild.

Poppy Soma is a very strong, mature, vintage yet modern feel, deep white florals, amber nuances, spiced, unisex, it leans more feminine, Oriental Floral fragrance.

This would be excellent for the Fall and Winter, I get average projection and average longevity, this is a nice offering from Joseph Quartana of Parfums Quartana, 3/5 Stars.
If you would have asked me a few years ago to even entertain the thought of wearing a white floral fragrance I probably would have given you some sarcastic comment such as, not unless I'm working in a funeral parlor or did I change my name to Amanda?

In other words, I felt they were too feminine or resembled a funeral homes floral arrangements, at the time I wasn't really reviewing many female fragrances until I started sampling and falling in love with them.

The one fragrance that changed my thoughts completely and ignorance to a degree, was Robert Piguet's Gardenia, a heartbreakingly beautiful white floral masterpiece.

I get a light, soured, fresh, loving, with a touch of green neroli, that brightens up a green nuanced, sparkling, slightly sweet lily of the valley, and a somber, refreshing, dewy jasmine.

Then a milky, sweetened, very smooth, glossy, shimmering vanilla, and a blackened, brand new, aromatic, jacket leather, and a stubborn, delicate floral tinged sandalwood.

I get the Neroli, Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Vanilla, Leather and Sandalwood. it open up with a bitter, citric neroli, and a clean, bright lily of the valley, the neroli is mild, the lily of the valley is strong.

After thirty minutes the neroli dissipates. the lily of the valley softens, in comes a fresh, slightly sweet jasmine, and a creamy, silky vanilla, the jasmine is mild, the vanilla is soft.

After four hours the neroli and vanilla dissipate, the jasmine softens, in comes a pungent, dark leather, and a milky, rich sandalwood, the leather and sandalwood are mild.

Lily of the Valley is a very soft, very appealing, pretty white floral, a touch of sweetness, citrusy, watery, woodiness, unisex. is leans more feminine Floral fragrance.

This would be lovely in the Fall and Winter, I get average projection and average longevity, this is a wonderful white floral fragrance from Joseph Parfums Quartana, 4/5 Stars.
"Parfums Quartana Hemlock is daring, bizarre, and pushes boundaries as to what niche fragrances could be, and brings it to a whole new level."

There are a few things I have always respected about the niche fragrance market, they dare to be different, are usually tasteful, and they create fragrances that the mass market will most likely never experience.

Hemlock is one of those fragrances, it's so odd, that I despise it, yet I'm finding myself drawn to it, I'm smelling myself every few minutes to see what note unfolds next.

Parfums Quartana as a house Is the niche houses of niche houses, they have a few masterpieces including Digitalis and Mandrake, some are subpar, but you cannot deny the creativity behind this house and fragrances.

I get a musical, cardboard, turpentine, plastic, heavy metal vinyl, that dampens a sweet, complex, with a tinge of molasses smelling rum, and a grassy, springtime, watery green leaves.

Then a sugary, slightly animalic, with a hue of white, and a touch of green jasmine sambac, grows beneath a milky, sea salted, ripe vanilla, and a resinous, balmy, vanilla tinged benzoin.

I get the Vinyl, Jamine Sambac, Green Leaves, Vanilla, Benzoin and Rum, it opens up with a boozy, woody rum, and a waxy, black vinyl, the rum is soft, the vinyl is mild.

After twenty minutes the rum and vinyl dissipate, In comes a vegetal, green, green leaves, and a sweet, fleshy jasmine sambac, the green leaves are strong, the jasmine sambac is mild.

After five hours the jasmine sambac dissipates, the green leaves soften, in comes a salty, creamy vanilla, and a nutty, thick benzoin, the vanilla and benzoin are mild.

Hemlock is a very unique, strange, white florals, slightly musky and earthy, spicy and leather nuances, a touch of woodiness, unisex, Woody Spicy fragrance.

This would be great for the Fall and Winter, I get average projection and average longevity, Hemlock is an interesting offering from Parfums Quartana, Joseph, 3/5 Stars.
Parfums Quartana Mandrake (Sample) New (Review) this is classified as a Leather, the notes are Patchouli, Rhubarb, Birch Leaf, Apple, Pomegranate, Birch, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Cardamom and Suede.

Parfums Quartana Mandrake is all of your favorite nostalgic childhood sugary snacks such as Fruit-Roll-Ups, Starbursts and Candy Apples all wrapped up in one, but it's not as sweet as it may seem.

It does have a smooth Sandalwood, a slight touch of a smoky, earthy Patchouli and a pungent Suede Leather to tone it down, and bring it back down to earth.

I get a soured, bleeding, running, with a touch of watery celery rhubarb that singes a crispy, simple, with a slightly green undertone, and a red, juicy, dripping pomegranate.

Then a subtle, tasteful, wasted, withered, with a touch of sweetness vanilla, barely touches a milky, refined, simple, green nuanced sandalwood, and a sugary, spiced, dusted cardamom.

I get the Rhubarb, Sandalwood, Pomegranate, Apple, Vanilla and Cardamom, It opens up with a tart, sweet apple, and a fresh, sour rhubarb. the apple and rhubarb are strong.

After thirty minutes the apple dissipates, the rhubarb softens, in comes a tangy, sugary pomegranate, and a dry, wilted vanilla, the pomegranate is mild, the vanilla is soft.

After five hours the vanilla and rhubarb dissipate, the pomegranate softens, in comes a warm, creamy sandalwood, and a sweet, resinous cardamom, the sandalwood and cardamom are mild.

Mandrake is a very strong, glistening, fruity, cheerful, airy, leathery and spicy nuances, smooth, woodiness, mature, balmy, dark yet bright, unisex Leather fragrance.

This can be worm all year 'round, I get average projection and average longevity, this is a Parfums Quartana masterpiece, love it, Joseph Quartana, 5/5 Stars.

The other day when I hugged a friend of mine, she exclaimed, “Oh my god, you smell so good! What is it and is it out yet??”

It’s Starck Paris Peau d”Ailleurs. And yes, it’s out this week, at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

“You smell like backyard!” my friend continued, inhaling with her eyes closed.

I smell like backyard. Well said. When I inhale Starck’s new fragrance (one of three), I am reverted back to the safety of my childhood. Specifically, summers at my grandmother’s when days were spent mostly outside. In the yard. We’ve all heard how childhood memories impact the scents we gravitate toward, which would explain the popularity of vanilla and other cookie-related fragrances. And why not dirt? If someone came out with a fragrance that called Swimming Pool, I’d be all over that one, too.

“Dirt is used in a few fragrances,” says David Durga, co-founder of fragrance brand DS & Durga. “It comes from an ingredient called fenchyl alcohol. It lends a realism to earthy notes, for sure.”

When I spoke with Starck about this, he seemed pleased that I had chosen not his feminine Peau de Soie or the more masculine Peau de Pierre, the other two that rounded out his new—and first—collection, but this more elusive scent.

“Peau d’Ailleurs is for the next generation, the the future, where there is not a man or a woman that are labeled and put in boxes,” he said. “You can’t recognize if it’s a men’s or a women’s perfume.”

That would explain my utilitarian style of dressing. But back to him.

“I made this perfume without any sexuality, no easy image of sex,” he continued. “I told the perfumer that I wanted the smell of emptiness, but there is a rich emptiness in this perfume. It’s like when you hear music, it’s not so much the music itself that you like, but suddenly, you receive a territory that makes you happy. You think, ‘I am home. I am safe.’ It’s the same with this perfume. Perfume is a mental territory.”

Fragrance creator Christopher Brosius must agree with that sentiment. His CB I Hate Perfume have put us in various mental territories for years. He even went so far as to name one of his very first creations Dirt, back in 1996 for his former brand Demeter, which became known for its un-fragrancey fragrances, like Laundry, Snow and Tomato.

“Dirt is still a note I use in a lot of my work,” says Brosius. “I've always thought dirt resonates so strongly with everyone because at some point in everyone’s childhood everyone has played in the dirt.”

Of course, Brosius points out, the dirt you grew up in might be very different from the dirt that I played in, so olfactory recollection varies enormously, which is why CB I Hate Perfumes makes close to half a dozen fragrances with strong dirt notes. “The smell itself is so archetypal,” he says. “So it's always recognized and loved.”

Now, roll up your sleeves and come play in the dirt with me.

 

Digitalis, the best Aquatic fragrance ever created?

Parfums Quartana Digitalis is a rush of the deep blue sea, crisp, frigid, howling air, gentle, soothing florals. summery, dewy basil and spring vegetal notes, done to absolute perfection!

I get a watery, vegetal , crispy, cold, with a touch of green cucumber, embraces a salty, wavy, chilled, blue, ozonic notes, and a full bodied, simple, dewy violet leaf.

Then a puffy, protruding. plentiful, with a touch of green iris, stands behind a spiced, herbaceous, bitterness, slightly woods coriander, and a peppery, minty, aromatic basil.

I get the Cucumber, Iris, Ozonic Notes, Violet Leaf, Coriander and Basil, it opens up with a fresh, bright cucumber, and a blue, watery ozonic notes, the cucumber is mild, the ozonic notes are strong.

After thirty minutes the cucumber dissipates, the ozonic notes soften, in come a slightly metallic, plush violet leaf, and a dusty powdery iris, the violet leaf is strong, the iris is mild.

After five hours the ozonic notes and iris dissipate, the violet leaf softens, in comes a sweet, grainy coriander, and a fresh, green basil, the coriander and basil are mild.

Digitalis is a very clean, oceanic, not serious, herbal, easy going, cooling, relaxing, spicy and white floral nuances, fresh, green unisex, Aromatic Green fragrance.

This would be wonderful in the Spring and Summer, I get average projection and average longevity, this is an amazing fragrance from Joseph Quartana of Parfums Quartana. 5/5 Stars.

(Translation by Google Translate from Japanese to English; please pardon errors)

■ Venetian Belladonna (2016 years)

Pierre Constantine Gueros in by the perfumer, theme belladonna. As it is Bella Donna, that is beautiful meaning with that woman, strong that there can be fatal poisonous plant of the representative. But, to become a medicine if you observe the capacity, it is the perfect plant to exactly brand of theme. Revere is in the sweet smell of the poison that was used when you poisoned the Emperor Augustus, likely it aphrodisiac witch in northern Italy has been used to captivate men.

 

 

Black currant, violet water, plum, Surutanen, stay Lux, ambrette seed, sambac jasmine, honey, iris, tuberose, patchouli, labdanum, suede, saffron, beeswax, sandalwood, vetiver

It smells like the very symbol of this line. San back Jasmine on a compilation in Honey floral axis, suede and patchouli, because it was adding the oriental tone scent of dull in labdanum. At the top, but we play the aromatic notes such as spices, yet cool floral feeling like beyond description is a word, not even futher nor Shipure, we together as a completely new form of aromatic Reza Lee floral. I feel the black currant as a whole of an accent, but I think I'm not in the incense tone .... Once, there was a description When done at the Official Site. And the second half I feel also Dusty notes such as dust. (24/10/2016)


■ Midnight Datura (2016 years)

In by perfumer Lisa Fleischmann, theme Datura. Solanaceae Datura plant, which is sometimes taken up to the fragrance of the theme. Angel trumpet whereas bloom pointing down, Datura is in bloom is characterized facing up, excitement, has been known to have anesthetic action.

 

 

Green leaf, mandarin, bergamot, Davana, rum, jasmine, tuberose, magnolia, lily of the valley, rose, violet, lavender, heliotrope, Datura Accord, cloves, nutmeg, pepper, balsam, patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood, cedar wood, amber, musk

This is her debut fragrance, that is likely to be the first in the perfume was worked. In floral intertwined quite complex, a little smell of lipstick tone of Rose and Violet plus powdery notes and heliotrope, or would place such as summarized in the suite Woody. So also has worked spice, it's also cloves and nutmeg whiff, but it has become a good accent is dissolved in the sweetness. Using 10 kinds of floral notes, it is so sensual nuance continue to corruption lamb and spices were expressed. (24/10/2016)


■ Digitalis (2016 years)

Famous as a masterpiece is, in Tom Ford of Black Orchid and Jo Malone of White Jasmine & David Apel by perfumer named Mint, theme digitalis. In a large plant, also known as foxglove (foxglove), horticultural varieties bloom more looks beautiful flowers. The Jigitasu of digitalis, in the sense of a finger in Latin, was named from the fact that flowers are similar to the finger sack likely. Although there is a poison in that? All the grass there was such a long time ago I finger sack, also becomes belladonna and Datura Similarly medicine, plants that have an image of a little witch system.

 

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Galbanum, iris, cucumber, basil, pepper, ozone, coriander, floral ozone, Violet, neroli, rose, jasmine, gentian, frankincense, Fern, Moss, Violet leaf

The only green scent in the ozone notes and Violet this line to match the galbanum in the leaf.You basically the green, but a little twisted perfumer named Violet and neroli scent along with Moss, you received a very sharp impression. While things other scent us the combined Tegowa likely yin and yang and say either, here in the impression that mixed with clean poison while feel a sense of transparency, violet leaf feel a little spicy the more it smells to vivid. Likely this digitalis from the fact that there is a plant that evoke the forest of elves and fairy (fairies), was a mysterious forest that dwells fairy expressed using the ozone. (24/10/2016)


■ Bloodflower (2016 years)

Alexandra Carlin in by the perfumer, theme milkweed. It is much the plant is not a major, but perennial Apocynaceae, bloom red and orange of the small pretty flower. This toxic emulsions emanating from plant stems, likely they protect themselves from external by storing the toxin, such as butterflies and grasshoppers eat this plant in the body. Opal nera likely was expressed to put Brad Accord to the sweet liqueur of anise or licorice that sambuca of black called sambuca.

 

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Licorice, anise, Brad Accord, claw Vernon, iris, dark rose, amber, patchouli

It is a very unique aroma. It means the smell of the shaft is not clear, but it is not the type that I ever. If you somehow thought that metallic smell, such as the iron is, the smell of blood Accord was used. I guess it. There is iron in the anise and amber, there is a rose as an accent, you have the feeling that. Type of you do not want to use too much everyday, hard-to-use (depending on the amount become bad smell) it is likely to say that scent you distinctive by dare use the perfume. (24/10/2016)


■ Hemlock (2016 years)

Christelle Laprade in by the perfumer, hemlock that theme is said to have been used in (the death penalty by taking poison) that Socrates was poisoned in prison. In ancient Greek, it was used to the execution of sentenced prisoners guilty likely. So image is in evil black liquid.

 

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Lamb, pink pepper, bergamot, crash leaf, white floral accord, cinnamon, cloves, sambac jasmine, stay Lux, black vinyl Accord, Black Magnolia, cyclamen, Salt Accord, benzoin, vanilla, suede, sandalwood, patchouli, tonka beans, musk, amber woody notes

It spices scent of sweet from the top, but the scent of the keynote will be found soon. It is Jasmine. Jasmine to the shaft, place the various suite notes and spices around it, to express wrapped in sweetness that was Tron as syrup of cold medicine. Marin notes firmly scent near Salt note, or rather an accent that clarity, unique places that have a smell how that can also be felt in as spice. As a whole is the atmosphere that was summarized in the jasmine sweet herbal medicine. (24/10/2016)


■ Lily Of The Valley (2016 years)

Nathalie Benareau in by the perfumer, theme lily of the valley. So, lily of the valley is a toxic plant that can be fatal in only drank the water go. It wraps a lovely lily of the valley of lily of the valley with a black veil, likely the addition of wet nuance in order to express the tears. It is, when Jesus Christ was executed, because the tears that year-end gift Maria shed is even became a lily of the valley.

 

 

Bergamot, neroli, Dewey over the petals, black currant, lily of the valley, orange blossom, dark rose, jasmine, black leather Grove Accord, labdanum, vetiver, vanilla, sandalwood

The theme is the theme of only, not to be a beautiful lily of the valley like Caron, it begins with the top green impressive leaf wet little or rather Aquatic (Dewey over petal). Neroli and citrus also I play at the top, but do say that lily of the valley likeness is too strong is not, a green floral axis, has been organized by the amber leather base. That the time will change to the leather together, not only there is no cuteness, last Naru rather very agonizing lily of the valley.(24/10/2016)


■ Mandrake (2016 years)

Carlos J. Vinals in by the perfumer, theme mandrake. Pull out screaming and, plant that will die and hear it. In real Solanaceae plant, it is a herb that is used in witchcraft, which also appeared in Harry Potter. How I can did not know, in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, for the treatment of male genital dysfunction (enhancer) were likely to be used. The actual plant is unlikely to have the smell of red apple. Also smell the image of a high-pitched sound in order to express the scream Toka he was using.

 

 

Apple, Pomeguraneito, Pachirifu, perch root, bergamot, mandrake Flower Accord, rhubarb, cardamom, suede, patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood, tonka beans, poisoning Accord

Apple along with the fresh note is the top scent refreshing. The would cocking somewhere neck while being fashion fragrance imagery, since feel somewhere combination ever. It is a birch leaf of synthetic fragrances. Usually cucumber-ish green note to be used, such as in fresh futher of men is, are you Ko' along with Apple and Pomeguraneito. Spices may be turned off with the top, since the middle will continue to spread a sweet aromatic fragrance. Suede and patchouli is not strong, vanilla and tonka beans will form a sweet fruity base. I contrast between the part and the birch leaf has created a harmony ever. I Green notes What a scream that was irritating of birch leaf. (24/10/2016)


■ Poppy Soma (2016 years)

Emilie Coppermann in by the perfumer, theme opium famous poppy flowers. Bloom a huge flower of both hands size, let bear a large real than the palm of the hand. ... Boiled down the white juice in it. Every year in the spring, it will be open to the public through a fence at the Tokyo Metropolitan medicinal plant garden, a person the check is interested. In the sense of the month in the Vedic Sanskrit and Soma, when the moon is shining, likely gave from that which is said to give the bulbs a sweet milk. So it's there is also a tuberose.

 

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Japanese pepper, curry leaf, red pepper, black gardenia, sambac jasmine, red rose, frankincense, labdanum, tuberose, stay Lux, Tonkin musk

It begins with a spice of the more obscure the fresh floral. Becomes the accent a little cumin-ish curry leaf, play the spicy floral, then slowly labdanum will continue to change to Furorientaru at the base. And sweetness of honey tone of the Institute Lux is not match and labdanum, will continue to smell the sexy firmly support the suite floral. Labdanum is usually used in making the aroma of oriental amber system but, because to smell sweet effectively in fresh note it is very unique. (24/10/2016)


■ Wolfsbane (2016 years)

In Phillippe Paparella-Paris by the perfumer, theme is aconite the poisoning incident in Japan has been making headlines the world. I think it is also Tsumitsukuri feeling of bloom beautiful purple flowers. What with a Wolf in the name of the plant, but a long time ago, because I have attached to the arrow poison of aconite in order to reduce the number of individual wolf likely.

 

 

Angelica root, Figurifu, cumin, ginger, absinthe, patchouli, cedarwood, tuberose, tobacco flower, castor, benzoin, sandalwood, Purunoru, vetiver, Tonkin musk, black truffle

Oh, it appeared tuberose from in the moment that I thought it was fig !!, was out aroma along with the spices and herbs. If you say a word, witch of aphrodisiac made from flowers. Anyway, everything is in the smell, such as those formed a circle while set the hands and hand without melt together into one, we all are together to have a claim of the protagonists. Sweetness of honey tone has filled all the gaps, plum aroma of (Purunoru) spreads become a mysterious accent together with coumarin, but feel the tar of tobacco to the base. It is very cool !! scent reminiscent of the ... like there was also water tobacco of this kind of system but, in the suite fluoridation Enta Lumpur as a system, since the middle will disappear spread melted together into one. In addition to the brutality of the wolf, likely it was to express the absinthe that has been banned from that cause hallucinations in the accent. It's way is very unique together.(24/10/2016)

 

 

Parfums Quartana Venetian Belladonna is classified as a Floral Fruity, the notes are Cassis, Violet, Plum, Cognac, Styrax Pyrogene, Ambrette (musk mallow), Champaca, Honey, Iris Flower, Tuberose, Patchouli, Labdanum, Suede, Saffron, Beeswax, Sandalwood and Vetiver.

Parfums Quartana Venetian Belladonna is a strange bird, yet I find it to be very intriguing, the notes don't really meld together, are very muddled at some points, yet somehow it's a loud cohesive unit.

It's hard to understand the perfumer's mind, what exactly they are thinking? And what inspired them to create such a fragrance as this even though some of the notes are very appealing? Is it sheer and utter brilliance, perhaps?

Maybe they love the idea of taking a huge risk? that could very well be? or maybe they put a bunch of notes together to see how the fragrance would develop and take it's course?

Whatever the thought process may be, it's a fragrance that will be beautiful only in the eye of the holder, yet maybe not? or it could be a completely tragic perfume disaster?

I will say that Parfums Quartana is one of the most unique houses I have ever tried, and whomever has smelled/sampled there fragrances will understand exactly what I mean and feel.

I get a ripped from the soil, dusty, with touches of green violet, that stifles a dripping with juices, sweet, savory, delicious plum, and a thick, dense, candied, slithering honey.

Then a fruity, sophisticated, subtle, with a touch of woods cognac, that dampens a tarty, darkened, chocolate tinged patchouli, and a airy, leathery, amber nuanced labdanum.

I get the Violet, Plum, Cognac, Patchouli, Honey and Labdanum, it opens up with am earthy, powdery Violet, and a dark, ripe, plum, the violet is strong, the plum is soft.

After twenty minutes the plum dissipates, the violet softens, in comes a clear, sticky honey, and a boozed, red, cognac, the honey is mild, the cognac is soft.

After four hours the violet and cognac dissipate, the honey softens, in come a dirty, grassy patchouli, and a aromatic, spicy labdanum, the patchouli and labdanum are mild.

Venetian Belladonna is a very strong, dark yet bright, fruitiness, very unique, perplexing, subtle florals, musky and powdery nuances, unisex, Floral Fruity fragrance,

This can be worn all year 'round, I get average projection and average longevity, this is a fragrance you need to sample to fully understand, 3.5/5 Stars.
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