Inspired by the scent of the mysterious night-blooming cereus, Cierge de Lune unveils the dark side of vanilla. Like the flower’s namesake, the Queen of the Night – a spectacular flower which only opens after dark and wilts as the sun rises, the scent spans a thrilling range from crystalline high notes, to a deep nocturnal base. </br>
Perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin created this inspired and suave fifth offering from Aedes de Venustas as an homage to this glamourous, elusive muse.</br>
An outstanding, spicy Madagascan vanilla absolute laced with wisps of incense forms the heart of the composition with a tinge of tawny leather. A waft of hedione transmutes the vanilla into a cactus blossom, its pristine petals fleshed out by ylang-ylang. Bright and vibrant pink pepper & black pepper run an intriguing thread, from mineral, incense-like effects to resinous, smoky, dark chocolate notes. Then, in a final metamorphosis, musky Ambrox, underscored by a downy suede accord, turns the nocturnal bloom into a dusky second skin… at midnight to capture its poignantly fleeting beauty.