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
@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.
50mL box comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.