Six Scents will introduce a new fragrance collection, Les Potions Fatales by Parfums Quartana, later this month. The collection includes nine fragrances.
Les Potions Fatales explores the treacherous beauty and intriguing lore behind nine of the world’s most poisonous flowers. At once tantalizing and perilous, these mortal fleurs have been used to nefarious ends throughout history. Yield to their charms and surrender to a fragrant femme fatale (or homme fatale) — seductive on the outside but ultimately dark, sinister, and dangerous.
Created by Joseph Quartana, founder of both Six Scents Parfums and the former cutting-edge fashion boutique Seven New York, PARFUMS QUARTANA is a new premium fragrance line within the Six Scents umbrella exploring singular themes through a series of prestigious limited-edition scents. The brand is the culmination of Joseph Quartana’s unique vision, produced in small batches using the finest ingredients and precious oils.
Les Potions Fatales was perfected over the course of 2.5 years with the accomplished noses of our fine fragrance partner Symrise.
Bloodflower ~ developed by perfumer Alexandra Carlin. "Look at my blood flowers, because I write with a serene sharp blade that soothes as much as cuts into the deepest parts of my soul" — Basith An aromatic woody boozy gourmand, with licorice, anise, blood accord, clover, orris, dark rose, amber and patchouli. $145, in Eau de Parfum.
Digitalis ~ developed by perfumer David Apel. "The foxglove bells, with lolling tongue, Will not reveal what peals were rung In Faery, in Faery, A thousand ages gone." —Mary Webb (Foxglove is the common name for Digitalis) A fresh oceanic spicy green, with galbanum, iris, cucumber, basil, pepper, ozone, coriander, florozone, violet, neroli, rose, jasmine, gentiane, incense, fern, wet moss and violet leaf. $145, in Eau de Parfum.
Hemlock ~ developed by perfumer Christelle Laprade. "Socrates gave a lot of advice, and he was given hemlock to drink" — Rose Kennedy A green woody spicy synthetic oriental, with rum, pink pepper, bergamot, crushed leaves, glossy white floral, cinnamon, clove, jasmine, styrax, black vinyl accord, magnolia, cyclamen, salt, benzoin, vanilla, suede, sandalwood, patchouli, tonka bean, musk and masculine amber woods. $145, in Eau de Toilette.
Lily of the Valley ~ developed by perfumer Nathalie Benareau. "Sweetest of the flowers a-blooming In the fragrant vernal days Is the Lily of the Valley With its soft, retiring ways" — Paul Laurence Dunbar A fresh white leather floral, with bergamot, neroli, dewy petals, cassis buds, muguet des bois, orange blossom, dark rose, jasmine, black leather glove accord, labdanum, vetiver, vanilla and sandalwood. $165, in Eau de Parfum.
Mandrake ~ developed by perfumer Carlos J. Vinals. "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 A fruity green woody leather, with apple, pomegranate, birch leaf, birch root, bergamot, mandrake flower accord, rhubarb, cardamom, sueded leather, deadly addiction accord, patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood and tonka bean. $145, in Eau de Parfum.
Midnight Datura ~ developed by perfumer Lisa Fleischmann. "Any man who falls asleep after smelling datura will fall in love with the first woman he sees" — Anonymous A fresh creamy boozy fruity amber floral with powder, featuring green leaf, mandarin, bergamot, davana, rum, jasmine, tuberose, magnolia, muguet, rose, violet, lavender, heliotrope, datura, clove, nutmeg, pepper, balsam, patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood, cedar, amber and musk. $165, in Eau de Parfum.
Poppy Soma ~ developed by perfumer Emilie Coppermann. "The poppy opes her scarlet purse of dreams." — Sharmel Iris A smoky spicy floriental, with Sichuan pepper, curry leaf, red pepper, gardenia, jasmine, rose, old church incense, labdanum, tuberose, styrax and Tonkin musk. $185, in Eau de Parfum.
Venetian Belladonna ~ developed by perfumer Pierre-Constantin Gueros. "Non tradire una bella donna." (Do not betray a beautiful woman) — Anonymous A spicy woody fruity floral with cassis, violet water, plum, sultanene, cognac, styrax, ambrette, sampaquia, honey, iris, tuberose, patchouli, labdanum, suede, saffron, beeswax, sandalwood and vetiver. $165, in Eau de Parfum.
Wolfsbane ~ developed by perfumer Philippe Paparella-Paris. "The lolling weeds of Lether, green or wan, Exhale their fatal languors on the light; From out infernal grails of aconite Poisons and dews are proffered to the dawn." — Clark Ashton Smith (Aconite is the common name for wolfsbane). An animalic spicy woods, with angelica root, fig leaf, cumin, ginger, absinthe, patchouli, cedard, tuberose, tobacco flower, castoreum, benzoin, sandalwood, prunol, vetiver, deer tonque and black truffles. $185, in Eau de Parfum.
Six Scents Les Potions Fatales by Parfums Quartana are available in 50 ml, and can be pre-ordered now at Six Scents.