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Seasonal Scents: Atropa Belladonna

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A singular beauty is rarely what it seems at first glance. Flirtatious and floral, with a sweetness to beckon you closer – but beneath the mesmerising surface a potent, mysterious heart emerges. One that will entangle you in its beautiful, intoxicated snares. Atropa Belladonna is a scent that lives up to its name. On the surface, it gleams as pleasingly as a beautiful woman – but the name carries a double edge. Belladonna is of course, also the name of an equally beautiful yet deadly nightshade – hiding a deep, dark power behind apparently innocent blooms. Rest assured, no belladonna lurks within this fragrance, although the slowly unwinding scent, as it moves from a light naivety to darker charms – is just as likely to entrap. It opens with an enticing introduction – mesmerising dark cassis berries bring a strong fruity character, that’s fresh without being cloyingly sweet. Then the spell continues, with heart notes of white jasmine and narcissus. With all our scents sourced from original flowers, fruits and spices, these two beautiful blooms bring with them all the heady beauty and history of Grasse – pulling you into an embrace scented by the gorgeous Riviera sun. By then, of course, it’s too late to turn back. Caught in such a beautiful labyrinth of scent, you move onwards, to an enigmatic, hypnotic presence that pulses with seductiveness. Patchouli and sandalwood emerge through, entwining twin traces of dark magic and desire, that leave you feeling enthralled by mystery. The rare sweetness of bourbon vanilla shimmers delicately, adding a deep, lingering warmth that stays with you long after in your memory, like the trace of a kiss from a lover’s ghost. Wear it with caution. This isn’t a fragrance for the lackadaisical, for those too afraid to explore the obscurities of the imagination. This is for those who tread the high wire of intrigue and sensuality, who’ll brave the kiss from the strange and unfathomable beauty who calls you forward from the shadows, and know that nothing will ever be quite the same again. Discover Atropa Belladonna here.

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