A new perfume by Shanghai Lil & The Scarlet Fez
I am pleased to release a new fragrance, Nightshade, which will debut at That Dapper Market this coming Saturday. Nightshade is a beautifully rich and mysterious blend of essential oils, absolutes and resins but the shining stars in this all-natural, vegan fragrance are cocoa and tuberose. It is heady and would be described as an 'oriental' with a fine sillage and good staying power. Just in time for winter.
It is always difficult to describe a fragrance, but I can tell you my thoughts on this one. The floral notes are intense and suggest hot-house rather than meadow. It is tropical, but out of season, like an orchid delivered in a white box full of tissue in the dead of winter. It is other-worldly - a visitor from far away, sophisticated and alluring. The cocoa and the resins underlying the floral notes bring warmth and softness, which is the reason why I think Nightshade is more of a cooler season fragrance than one for a summer release.
Come and sample Nightshade at That Dapper Market and say hello!