Parfums Quartana Hemlock
Hemlock by Parfums Quartana, Designer is an Eau de Toilette at 12 percent.
Perfumer: Christelle Laprade
Martinique Rum, Pink Pepper, Calabrian Bergamot, Crushed Leaves, Glossy White Floral, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Buds, Jasmine Sambac, Styrax Pyrogene, Black Vinyl Accord, Black Magnolia, Cyclamen, Salt, Benzoin, Vanilla Bean, Suede, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Musk, and Amber Woods.
Green, Woody and Spicy.
Commentary from Joseph Quartana: "In Ancient Greece, hemlock was used to execute condemned prisoners, the most famous being the philosopher Socrates. The word itself derives from the Greek word ”konas” meaning to whirl about, as its effect is vertigo and death. Hemlock itself is a delicate, small white flower that grows in green grassy fields, and with this idea as the backdrop for the fragrance, but added black vinyl accord to suggest a wicked black liquid."
"Socrates gave a lot of advice, and he was given hemlock to drink"
— Rose Kennedy
Created by Joseph Quartana, founder of both Six Scents Parfums and the former cutting-edge fashion boutique Seven New York, PARFUMS QUARTANA is a premium fragrance line within the Six Scents umbrella exploring singular themes through a series of prestigious limited-edition scents. The brand is the culmination of Joseph Quartana’s unique vision, produced in small batches using the finest ingredients and precious oils.
About the Perfumer: Christelle Laprade
Christelle was born in the south of France, where the warm and vibrant scents of the “garrigue” meet the deep blue of the Mediterranean sea. A childhood spent in the landscapes painted by Paul Cezanne imprinted her memory with the bold colors of it’s rough nature, and instilled in her a passion for pleasant odors. She is currently working in the Symrise New York Studio ; the city’s eclectic styles and exuberant energy fuel her creativity now. Though being away from her country makes her appreciate what she left behind and her creations combine both cultures. For Christelle, a perfume is a second skin: It’s intimate, it touches the soul. What fascinates her about her work is to be able to inspire emotions, imprint memories, and create ethereal beauty...
Christelle's portfolio includes: Henri Bendel 'Rose & Oud', Harajuku Lovers 'Wicked Style', Pinrose 'Merry Maker', Christian Siriano 'Silhouette',
Fresh 'Memoirs of a Geisha', Victoria's Secret 'Angel Dream'