Carlos’ passion for perfumery began at an early age and was fueled by his father, an acclaimed flavorist. His father would bring home different scents every night and test Carlos as part of a game. Carlos began his perfumery training at IFF in 1985 under the watchful eye of his mentor, Carlos Benaim. As part of his training he spent time in Barcelona, Grasse, and Paris. He joined Givaudan in 1994, where he had the opportunity to travel on a scent trek to the rainforest of Costa Rica. Carlos draws a lot of creative inspiration from this incredible experience. During his nine years at Givaudan, Carlos had great success with brands such as Calvin Klein, Estée Lauder, Proctor & Gamble, Puig, Coty, Christian Dior, Liz Claiborne among others. Prior to Joining Symrise in 2009, he spent three years at both Takasago and Fragrance Resources.
"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
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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