“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A perfume of divination and tarotology. Le Mat, The Fool and Journeyman. Chance, enigma and propulsion. End and beginning. A card of 0 and XXII. A powerful icon of the Major Arcana, cards of symbols and numbers that portend future and fate. We must turn over cards and accept fate, walk forward into new futures, lives and loves. We may not have all the tools for survival, but we have hope and defiance.
Le Mat explodes with sweet earth, heaven-sent patchouli anchoring a sensual chypré homage of Rosa Centifolia from Grasse, the strange complexities of immortelle, cloves, black pepper and Egyptian geranium. A talisman of balsamic blessed absolution that will boldly defend mind and body.
In the 2018 edition of Perfumes The Guide, acclaimed fragrance critic Luca Turin awarded Le Mat a coveted 5 stars.
Perfumer: Anne-Sophie Behaghel (Flair Paris
Fragrance Notes: Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Cloves, Egyptian Geranium, Rosa Centifolia from Grasse, Indonesian Patchouli, Cashmere wood, Spanish Immortelle.
Nose: Anne-Sophie Behaghel