Venetian Belladonna

  • $8.00

Perfumer: Pierre-Constantin Gueros
Series: Les Potions Fatales
Release Date:  September 2016 
"Non tradire una bella donna..." 
(Do not betray a beautiful woman, or she'll poison your wine)
— Anonymous   
Cassis, Violet Water, Plum, Sultanene, Cognac, Styrax Pyrogene, Ambrette Seed, Sampaquia, Honey, Purple Iris, Tuberose, Patchouli, Labdanum, Suede, Saffron, Beeswax, Sandalwood, Vetiver
@15% Eau de Parfum
COMMENTARY: Belladonna is a sweet smelling poison with a rich tradition in Italy going back to ancient times when Livia used it to poison Emperor Augustus. Literally translating to ‘beautiful woman’, medieval Italian women would put droplets into their eyes to dilate their pupils as they believed this made them appear more attractive; this would cause hallucinations, or in wiccan terms, a "flying spell". It is often equated with aggressive female sexuality and was used by Northern Italian witches (streghe) to place seduction spells on men.  Our Belladonna lures you in and then burns you with her hellfire, thanks to the accord, styrax pyrogene.
50mL box comes factory heat-sealed in a tamper-resistant, transparent chrome mylar pouch.