Christelle was born in the south of France, where the warm and vibrant scents of the “garrigue” meet the deep blue of the Mediterranean sea. A childhood spent in the landscapes painted by Paul Cezanne imprinted her memory with the bold colors of it’s rough nature, and instilled in her a passion for pleasant odors. She is currently working in the Symrise New York Studio ; the city’s eclectic styles and exuberant energy fuel her creativity now. Though being away from her country makes her appreciate what she left behind and her creations combine both cultures. For Christelle, a perfume is a second skin: It’s intimate, it touches the soul. What fascinates her about her work is to be able to inspire emotions, imprint memories, and create ethereal beauty...
"Socrates gave a lot of advice, and he was given hemlock to drink"
— Rose Kennedy
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.
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