Head notes: Grape, Mandarin.
Heart notes: Marjoram, Honeysuckle, Gardenia.
Base notes: Vanilla, Coconut, Sweet Oud.
"Libertine" Perfume: A Journey of Unrestrained Expression
"Libertine" is an aromatic exploration that pays tribute to the enigmatic Donatien Alphonse François de Sade (1740-1814), famously known as the Marquis de Sade. A controversial and captivating figure, De Sade's legacy resounds through history as a proponent of absolute freedom. This concept transcended societal norms, morality, and even the confines of law. The perfume "Libertine" becomes a fragrant embodiment of this philosophy, celebrating indulgence and unapologetic self-expression.
A Glimpse into De Sade's Ideals: Absolute Freedom
De Sade's life and works embodied contradictions, a dance between enlightenment and shadow. He embraced a philosophy that championed unbounded freedom, pushing the limits of what was deemed acceptable, even by the standards of his time. His "Libertine novels" served as a canvas upon which he painted vibrant scenes of human vices and desires, delving into the depths of human nature in all its rawness. The Marquis de Sade stood as a provocateur, challenging society's norms with his audacious ideas.
An Olfactory Tale of Unrestraint
"Libertine" guides us through an aromatic narrative that captures the essence of De Sade's philosophy – a journey into indulgence, sensuality, and unconstrained expression. The fragrance unfolds with a burst of grape and mandarin, an immediate sensory explosion reflecting the intensity of De Sade's ideas. These initial notes nod to the captivating world of unchecked desire, an invitation to embrace the sensory world without reservation.
Floral Complexity: Marjoram, Honeysuckle, Gardenia
As the fragrance mellows, it unveils intricate heart notes – delicate marjoram, honeysuckle, and gardenia choreography. These floral essences mirror the intricacies of human desires, much like the layered narratives of De Sade. With its warm scent, Marjoram echoes the passion often linked with freedom. With its sweet allure, Honeysuckle draws us into a world of sensory indulgence. Gardenia, known for its exquisite scent, captures an irresistible fascination.
A Sensual Conclusion: Vanilla, Coconut, Sweet Oud
The "Libertine" base notes combine into a sensual and enchanting closure. With its sweet and comforting embrace, Vanilla represents the softer facet of De Sade's ideology – the pursuit of pleasure and intimacy. Coconut adds a touch of exoticism, a reminder that freedom can manifest in intriguing forms. Sweet oud, a rare and precious ingredient, ties the composition together with its profound and mysterious aroma, echoing the perplexing nature of De Sade himself.
Carrier: Jojoba oil.
Natural Fragrance: essential oils & studio-produced plant extracts.
Alcohol, phthalate, paraben, water, and gluten-free.
All of our perfumes are IFRA-compliant.
Not tested on animals.
Do not use any of the fragrances while pregnant or nursing.
Do not consume.
Always keep fragrances away from children and pets.
- 100% Cruelty-Free
- 95-100% Natural
- 100% Handcrafted