Mandrake

Designer: Parfums Quartana
Perfumer: Carlos J. Vinals 
Series:  Les Potions Fatales  
Release Date:  September 2016 

"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  

GREEN, FRESH-FRUIT, NARCOTIC, LEATHER, WOODY-DARK

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 through to have male fertility enhancing properties. Long used in Wiccan ritual, its roots were thought to emit a fatal, supersonic scream when dug up. Because mandrake actually smells of strong red apple, we gave the fragrance a red fruity heart but grounded it with birch leaf and birch root to suggest the roots of the flower dug into the soil. We also gave the fragrance a sharp aromatic note to suggest its infamous, deadly shriek.  Finally 'Deadly Addiction Accord' lends a creamy, gourmand wood quality to pull it all together.  

50 mL / 1.7 oz. Bottle
$145 USD
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$6 USD
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