There are some perfumes inspired by aspirational nights out full of glamour, champagne and glittering chandeliers. Maxed Out is the opposite of that. Dodgy bars (you know the kind with sticky floors), smoking blunts, cash up-front liaisons, passing out in a dingy back alley, regret and an espresso for when you finally come round.
Spite Eau de Parfum is not an intense variation of Spite Eau de Toilette, but rather a new adaptation and a different fragrance altogether and the second installment in a broader, ongoing series of work exploring the many facets of spiteful urges and their consequences, as well as the situations within which they manifest.
The narrative informing the composition of Spite brings together four spiteful spirits from history, literature and Greek mythology. Every note you might discover in the perfume’s trajectory relates back to these characters - Shakespeare’s Viola, Oscar Wilde, Mary Magdalene and Cynara from Greek Mythology.
The exploration of green notes in Spite EdP have no sylvan freshness or diaphanous fairy wings. They’re all sepia-toned, withered and thorny. Accompanied by a scorn of cold, bloodless floral notes and earthy vegetation which surrounds a surprisingly soft centre that you only catch the briefest flashes of.
Pimento Berry, Plai, Peony, French Lavender, White Rose of York, Bourbon Rose, Guava, Red Thyme
Rose Vine & Thorn, Tuberose, Green Carnation, Molle Jasmine, Nasturtium, Artichoke, Iranian Galbanum
Chrysanthemum, Ruh Khus, Spikenard, Crystalline Rose Otto, Green Sacra Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood
Fantosmia is a perfume about a smell that only existed inside a perfumer’s head and his quest to recreate it. An exploration of textures; the cold and mineral juxtaposed against freshly extinguished heat filtered through shifting veils in an olfactory cat and mouse chase.
Top Notes: Black Pepper, Annatto, Cardamom, Pimento, Sisho Leaf
Heart Notes: Fennel, Cascarilla, Nutmeg
Base Notes: Oud, Mate, Castoreum, Saffron, Tobacco
Spiced bergamot and bitter almonds, drunken by amaretto and cherry liquor, take the edge off the cyanide with their sticky sweetness. Warm notes of nutmeg and cardamom sink into the creaminess of tonka bean, vanilla and sandalwood.