June 01, 2016
If you haven't noticed yet, we've launched a new brand under the Six Scents Parfums umbrella called Parfums Quartana with its debut collection, Les Potions Fatales. Each of the nine perfumes is based on an infamous poison flower used for murder, suicide, or magic rite. The guiding principle behind its development was the concept of the femme-fatale (or homme-fatale, if you will), seemingly beautiful on the outside but actually dark, twisted and deadly.
These were perfected over the course of 2.5 years with the master noses at Symrise, so you can rest assured they feature the BEST oils available on the market, but developed responsibly, so that means NO pollution, only fair-trade arrangements, AND absolutely no animal testing. We are proudly green and cruelty-free!
As usual a portion of sales proceeds will benefit a charity; this time around it is the American Association of Poison Control Centers (www.aapcc.org) whose operations rely entirely on donations. They basically save children from accidental poisonings and actually saved THIS author's life on one occasion when I was 3 and ate an entire box of vitamins!
The box and bottle artwork was done by Aerosyn Lex Mestrovic, (www.houseofalms.com) and is based on the concept of aposematism, which is when organisms signal that they are toxic through bright colors and bold patterns on their skin.
There is an enormous amount of thanks due here in helping to make this undertaking a reality. So in no particular order, a big thanks to Levi Pharaoh, Phillip Leff, David Uzzardi, Alexandra Carlin, Carlos J. Vinals, Christelle Laprade, David Apel, Emilie Coppermann, Lisa Fleischmann, Nathalie Benareau, Philippe Paparella-Paris, Pierre Constantin-Gueros, Erin Parsons, Micaela Silberstein, Rob Barriales, Neil Francis Dawson, Lisa Nguyen, JP Moraga, Anne Koch, Lauren Bahr, Charles Billot, Todd Sines, Jenny McLawhorn, Motoki Ito, Stephen Kominski, Beth Copes, Jordan Lieb, Scott Milton, Gavin Russom, Sasa Crnobrjna, Penelope Louise, Stephen Eerik, Michael Simonetti, Lauren Dillard, Lauren Flax, Cody Critcheloe, Jacob Valdemar, Ben Hedlund, Geoffrey Payton, Gregor Vidzer, Sebastian Schmidt, Stefania Giannino, Massimo Nobile, Andrius Remisevskis, Laura Zelzyte, Reza Bahadori, Marc Gunn, Hector Meza, Eddie Brannan, Jennifer Stevens, Jose Castillo, Mindy Yang, Chris Habana, Ian Drew, Michelyn Camen, Claudia Uzzardi, Clement Pinard, Tom Meola, Jamie Johnsen, Craig Tilford, and Michael Zodorozny.
And an especially huge thanks to Lamae Capares, Aerosyn Lex Mestrovic, Rhona Stokols, Sophie Bensamou, Darryl Do, Joseph Uzzardi, and Sophie Na.
I sincerely hope you like!