About This Product
Truly forbidden: for this perfume I crossed the line. (Well, my own line).
When I first began designing perfume I came to conclusion very early on that there was one perfume I would not make, and that was a cherry perfume. To me it was not perfume… it was completely too sweet and syrupy in the worst way, and I refused. But things change, and materials arrive that can change your mind, too.
Then I began delving into the concept of “Les Fruits Defendus”, and exploring the idea of ‘cherry’ came right to the fore in terms of inspiration. From the Garden of Eden onward, it seems, cherries have been associated with youth (and virginity), and the loss of innocence. Sex and indulgence came up again and again while I was researching the lore and mythology of cherries. Oh what symbolism: this I had to create. (And I have to admit, that I just love fresh, ripe cherries! There’s nothing quite like the sensation and scent of black cherries in summer).
What developed was a wonderfully rich and sensual, but not at all childish, true cherry floriental. I have to admit it that its just so pretty. I never dreamed that I could love a cherry perfume this much!
* EdP / VdP sample vials are 1/2 filled; Extrait / Perfume and / or Voile Parfum roller ball sample vials are filled.
**FYI: the Voile de Parfum format is created with IPM, which is not considered a natural product. However, it is the only format that is ship-able for International orders as it is non-flammable by Dangerous Goods standards. EdP, which uses natural alcohol, is considered a Dangerous Good, due to it’s flammability and can not be shipped outside of the continental US.