The Virgins • Folie à Plusieurs
House Folie à Plusieurs
Perfumer Mark Buxton
Fragrance Family Soft Floral
Notes Aldehydes, muguet, geranium, violet, rose, orris, benzoin, tonka bean, cedar, patchouli, incense, musk, sandalwood, vanilla, myrrh
Description The Virgins is inspired by The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola's 1999 film about five doomed sisters and their brief lives in a suburban Michigan town. The film was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Jeffery Eugenides. As a fragrance, The Virgins perfectly captures the drowsy pacing of the film and the soft, powdery notes transport us right back to the 1970s. The Virgins opens with a burst of aldehydes, muguet and violet, followed closely by the warm powdery heart of orris and rose. Perfumer Mark Buxton employs an interesting trick and uses geranium oil to keep the warm powdery notes from becoming overly sweet. This also has the curious effect of creating distance between the wearer and the fragrance—whereas aldehydic florals typically have an enveloping quality, The Virgins always feels just out of reach. The fragrance rests on a woody-resinous base with dominant notes of tonka bean, cedar, incense and sandalwood. Unlike some fragrances in this style, The Virgins never feels crowded—rather there is a haunting sense of emptiness that further ties the composition to the film. The Virgins is a perfectly-executed fragrance that captures the mood of Coppola's film and is one of Buxton's finest creations. Click Additional Info below to watch the film's trailer.
50 ml eau de parfum spray
1 ml eau de parfum sample