Indie niche line CB I Hate Perfume has launched M6 Do Not Ask Me Why, the latest in the Metamorphosis series and #406 in the general collection:
An interpretation of the smell of opium smoke. heady and hypnotic with a distinctive floral note wafting seductively over a deep dry slightly spicy smoke. [...]
Why would an artist choose so destructive a medium to enable such visions no matter how fabulous or sublime? Why is a poet compelled to write or an artist to create? Cocteau himself best answered that question in the subtitle of his final work:
Do not ask me why.
The smell of opium smoke is apparently hauntingly beautiful. I have heard and read many descriptions which have long fascinated me and I have at last decided to interpret my own vision of what that scent may be like. How accurate can my interpretation be? Is it true to its source?
Perhaps best to say "Do not ask me..."
CB I Hate Perfume M6 Do Not Ask Me Why is available now for pre-order at the brand website, in 30 or 100 ml Water Perfume; 2 or 10 ml Perfume Absolute.