Playing with the Devil
Olfactive Family – Woody Oriental
Perfume Author – Calice Becker
In the opening, an overdose of fruity notes – Blood Orange, Blackcurrant buds, White Peach and Lychee – combined with hot spices – Black Pepper from Madagascar and Pimento Berries – to bring the olfactory “forbidden fruit” signature that I wanted. The heart is a woodsy accord – Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli – dressed by the femininity of the Rose of May and the more sensual femininity of the Jasmine Sambac from India. In the dry down, Cistus and Ambrarome were overdosed in a classic oriental accord – Tonka Bean, Benzoin, Vanilla – to bring out the animalic sensuality.
Presentation – The bottle comes in a white clutch adorned with a gold snake.
Head Notes – Blood Orange, Madagascan Pepper, Pimento, Blackcurrent Bud (Cassis), Lychee, Peach
Heart Notes – Sambac Jasmine, Rose de Mai, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Sandalwood
Dry Down – Ambergris, Cistus Labdanum, Benzoin, Tonka Bean, Vanilla