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Spotlight on: Atropa Belladonna Fragrance

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There are many great scents at Shay and Blue, but the one that has been consistently popular since we launched it in 2012 is the Atropa Belladonna fragrance.

Like all of our fragrances, it is handcrafted with real flowers, fruit and spices, but the unique inspiration behind Atropa Belladonna is the deadly nightshade.

Don’t worry. This fragrance isn’t lethal like the name of the plant may imply. While belladonna may have an illustrious history as a poison, our inspiration behind the scent is a little less sinister.

Nightshade used to be consumed by 17th century Venetians to dilate the pupils, which created a hypnotic and hallucinogenic appearance. This is where our idea for Atropa Belladonna really lies. This is the fragrance that dares to be different which is what makes it chic and mesmerising. 

The notes:



Dark cassis berries are the top note. The rich and decadent berries draw people in, while the blend of white narcissus and jasmine add a floral lift. The rich bourbon vanilla base has a sultry warmth of patchouli in the dry-down. The other ingredients provide a naturally derived sandalwood scent with a touch of botanical citrus.


How to wear it:


With all these ingredients, our Atropa Belladonna fragrance is a very substantial and layered perfume, so the full strength of it won’t be immediately apparent to you.

It may be tempting to overdose on this fragrance because the effect takes time but good things come to those who wait. It’s heady at first but eventually settles into something a rich, glowing and warm aroma. The textured scents are long-lasting and the scent changes through its wear which keeps it intriguing. Once the fragrance begins to bloom it will develop into a beautiful scent which will seduce you and those around you.

The Atropa Belladonna fragrance was meticulously developed over many months and has a studied flow to captivate and entice. Mysterious, elegant, and bewitching, this is the perfect blend for anyone who wants to intoxicate and stand out. 

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