An olfactory temper tantrum built around a collision of a leather and scalded sugar, ashy orris root and smouldered violets. Spite is the result of perfumer Carter Weeks-Maddox’s frustrations in attempting to compose a classically styled rose that was taking itself too seriously.
So many perfumes want to dance around all of the light and fluffy feelings and emotions. This one is a reminder that sometimes it’s okay to throw your toys, and you might as well have a scent to go with it.
This month’s Take Me to Mars is the first part of a two part fragrant narrative around the idea of spite. Next month Take Me to Mars subscribers will receive Chronotope’s Spite EdP, an entirely different scent on the same concept. Spite EdT is the momentary banshee shriek. Spite EdP is calculated malice fuelling the long-game revenge plot.
Christophe Laudamiel, the world’s foremost Master Perfumer, described Carter’s work as, “what a feat”, which is incredibly high praise for a perfumer just dipping his toes into the water. Definitely one to keep your nose on!
- Angelica, Violet Leaf
- Rose, Violet, Orris Root
- Leather, Sandalwood, Scalded Sugar, Frankincense
Perfumer: Carter Weeks-Maddox, 2020.
Volume: 10ml eau de toilette.
Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Linalool, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone
Manufactured in the United States, FL