Nathalie began her career in 1999 as an organic chemist at Firmenich in Geneva. After moving to the US, she chose to follow her true passion, perfumery, and began training as a perfumer’s assistant at Intarome. She continued her classical training at Manheimer and became a perfumer in 2006, working mostly on air care and personal care. At Manheimer she fell in love with natural raw materials and became an expert in developing natural and organic fragrances. She has been a perfumer at Symrise since November 2008, and joined the New York Fine Fragrance team in August 2011. Nathalie draws inspiration from her numerous travels and multi-cultural background. She grew up in France near the Alps, which she still visits every year to snowboard and indulge in French cuisine and culture. Most of her childhood summers were spent with her mother’s family in La Rioja, the famous Spanish wine region. La Rioja’s diverse landscape and untouched beauty fueled her interest in creating scents. She also has a passion for everything flamenco and has studied cante, music and dance for many years. Nathalie holds a Master’s degree in chemistry and chemical Engineering from the National Engineering School of Chemistry in Toulouse.
"Sweetest of the flowers a-blooming
In the fragrant vernal days
Is the Lily of the Valley
With its soft, retiring ways"
— Paul Laurence Dunbar
Bergamot, Neroli, Dewy Petals, Cassis Buds, Muguet des Bois, Orange Blossom Absolute, Dark Rose Absolute, Jasmine Petals, Black Leather Glove Accord, Labdanum Extract, Vetiver Bourbon, Vanilla Absolute, Sandalwood
@18% Eau de Parfum
COMMENTARY: Said to grow from the tears of the weeping Virgin Mary, Lily of the Valley is a small, delicate, bell-shaped white flower cherished for its purity and innocence, and traditionally used as a symbol of Spring vernal splendor. Few realize it is also extremely deadly and its use as a poison on the television show 'Breaking Bad' in fact inspired this collection of poison flower scents. Our Lily of the Valley fragrance flips the idea of purity and innocence on its head to emphasize its potential use as a fatal poison. We corrupted its creamy white-floral essence by wrapping it in a conceptual “black shroud”, and spiking its heart with cassis (blackcurrant liquor), which pulls you down into a supple base of leathery darkness. It is a celebration of IMPURITY, de-virginization, and as such represents "the wedding dress the next day".
Our 50mL box comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.
The purchase of our Les Potions-Fatales Discovery Set (available below) unlocks the $50 discount code "IveBeenPoisoned' which can be used during checkout at a later date of your choosing toward a full size bottle of Les Potions-Fatales, thus making the Discovery Set FREE! You try before you buy with no risk!
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