Though it bears the French name for carnation, the “Bengale Œillet” is actually a variety of China rose, Rosa Indica Caryophyllea and it is the ambivalent name and appearance of the Bengale Œillet, rather than its scent, that inspired the third Aedes de Venustas offering. When it hijacked the carnation's name, the rose was playing with fire. Carnation is a flamboyant retro charmer that borrows facets from rose and ylang-ylang but it has a volatile personality; add explosive exotic spices to its powdery scent and you'll start a chain reaction! Bright, peppery bergamot sends off the first sparks followed by an incense stick that sets the scent ablaze. Driven into the heart of Œillet Bengale, it binds the citrusy top notes to the sweet resinous base, acting as the flower's stem. Black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, saffron, and an unusual lash of citrusy, herbaceous, gingery turmeric all subside as base notes of amber, vanilla, tolu, benzoin and labdanum take over, allowing the fierce, fiery and feral perfume to curl up with a languid purr!
Like any fragrance, one or two sprays around your neck and on your pulse points (areas where the body is warmer, such as the wrists, ankles, inside the elbows and behind the knees) from a minimum distance of 6 inches, then allow to dry without rubbing.
PARFUM, AQUA, ALCOHOL DENAT, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, CITRAL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, GERANIOL, EUGENOL, ISOEUGENOL, FARNESOL, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, CINNAMAL