Night Flower • Eris Parfums
House Eris Parfums
Perfumer Antoine Lie
Fragrance Family Leather
Notes Bergamot, cardamom, cinnamon, tuberose, patchouli, suede accord, birch tar, tonka bean, musk
Description The result of a collaboration between Barbara Herman (the prolific fragrance blogger behind Yesterday's Perfume and author of Scent & Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume) and Antoine Lie (the avant-garde perfumer well-known for his work with Etat Libre d'Orange), Eris Parfums, named for the Greek goddess of troublemaking and disruption, is a collection of three fragrances inspired by the bold eroticism of vintage perfumes. What first struck us about Night Flower was its resemblance to a classical oriental fragrance: Shalimar*. It incorporates the animalic intensity, smokiness and chiaroscuro of Shalimar's underlying structure and re-appropriates it for a modern day masterpiece. Antoine Lie remarks that, "Night Flower is a leathery, animalic floral. Spellbinding, sexual and addictive." We couldn't agree more.
* Shalimar was released by Guerlain in 1925. The comparison we make here is to the fragrance as it was prior to recent reformulations that have rendered it markedly less leathery and smoky.
50 ml eau de parfum spray
1 ml eau de parfum sample