Vitriol d'Oeillet Eau de Parfum
$150.00

Vitriol d'Oeillet Eau de Parfum

SKU: 21197

No more ghostly than a train, nor more sudden than death, nor quicker than the opening of a grave, my vitriol is distilled from carnations. After a moment of hesitation, the carnation – alias the clove pink – is what I am in every sense: this fragrance fraught with anger is my riposte. Its petals, laced with tiny teeth, hold out the solution: a burst of fragrant spikes.

Would it make you smile to know that the wallflower packs a real fragrant punch, that the pepper comes from Cayenne and that the scent of cloves lies deep within this composition? Yet the carnation is an obsessive and intrepid flower.

 

When it doesn’t bloom on market stalls and in open fields in southern France, the carnation – blood red, as if bitten by a dapper criminal with a fox-like smile – perishes. North, across the English Channel, London gentlemen wear white carnations in the buttonholes of their silk lapels. In the crimson velvet interior of a cinema, a girl in a film is being used as bait. She stumbles in the eerie flicker of a street light. As usual, she’s poor and her hair is dishevelled. The street corner suddenly goes dark. Unable to see, the poor thing braces herself for the worst. And one fears (and hopes) that it will happen. And it will, unless the projector providentially overheats and the film catches fire, plunging the room into inky blackness. Yes, things look very bad for our heroine. We hear her shriek – No! – and read the French subtitle: Non!
Alcohol, parfum, dipropylene glycol, aqua, linalool, citronellol, eugenol, alpha-isomethyl ionone, limonene, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, benzyl alcohol, bht, geraniol, citral, isoeugenol, CI 60730, CI 17200, CI 19140

*Ingredients may be subject to change. The most accurate and up to date product ingredient list can also found on the product packaging.
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