Barbara Herman, author of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume, has launched Eris Parfums, featuring three fragrances developed by perfumer Antoine Lie and celebrating "unconventional beauty and dark glamour".
Each perfume juxtaposes the Beauty of florals with the Beast of synthetic animalic notes, including civet, castoreum and musk. "Antoine Lie and I have reimagined the intensity and eros of perfumes of the past for a contemporary audience. We wanted to bring back the emotion of animalic perfumes."
Belle de Jour ~ "blooms with notes of orange flower and jasmine accented with coriander. It dries down to a sensuous base of incense, musks, and the depth of a surprising seaweed absolute note. “Belle de Jour is a study in contrasts: a very luminous floral that is salty, sexy and dirty.” - Antoine Lie"
Night Flower ~ "opens with a blast of fresh, aromatic cardamom. Animalic leather and suede wrap around a narcotic Indian tuberose, drying down to a cozy base of birch tar, patchouli, cinnamon and tonka. “Night Flower is a leathery, animalic floral fragrance. Spellbinding, sexual and addictive.” – Antoine Lie"
Ma Bête ~ "caresses you with the suggestiveness of perfumed fur. A collision of the floral and the animal, MA BÊTE combines a regal Tunisian Neroli with spices and a 50 percent overdose of Antoine Lie's own animalic cocktail. "Ma Bête is fiercely beasty with a raunchy elegance." – Antoine Lie"
Eris Parfums Belle de Jour, Night Flower and Ma Bête are available now for pre-order at Luckyscent, $150 each for 50 ml Eau de Parfum.
(via erisparfums, additional information via luckyscent)