‘Red Queen is the second in our series of fragrances made for Ҫafleurebon’s birthday. Ҫafleurebon.com is a community dedicated entirely to the niche and indie fragrance community worldwide, run by the indefatigable New Yorker Trekkie and glamour queen Michelyn Camen. “Make me a rose I can love,” she asked, or rather told me.’
Red Queen is set within Alice in Wonderland, so it’s a whimsical spiced rose, with hints of Mad Hatter’s tea party and references to the elegantly clad White Rabbit in its carrot seed and parsnip essential oil top notes.
Michelyn doesn't particularly like rose fragrances, nor incense, so our challenge was to create one that she could fall in love with. It has many of our our favourite materials including, labdanum and opoponax, raspberry leaf absolute and bergamot. It sits on several mattresses of musks, and calms with wafts of frankincense.
Perfume Dialect: rose
Top Notes: apricot, carrot seed, parsnip
Heart Notes: rose, frankincense, blackcurrant
Base Notes: patchouli, musk, amber
Ingredients: Alcohol, Parfum, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Citral, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate
Red Queen is suitable for vegans.