March 4, 2021

Clive Christian Works Unusual Notes Into Hedonism-Inspired Fragrance Collection

LONDON — British luxury fragrance house Clive Christian is adding to its fragrance portfolio with a new collection called Addictive Arts, which aims to capture “the rush and the thrill” of hedonism.
Creative director Clive Christian said each fragrance is designed to take the wearer “on a totally unique trip to scent pharmacology.” The collection also introduces a world first in perfume technology, according to Christian. The juice features “headspace technology,” and notes derived from trippy narcotics such as wormwood — an ingredient in absinthe — cocoa leaf and opium poppy. The fragrances also include bespoke natural ingredients, which Christian said is “untraceable under analysis and impossible to imitate.”
Christian called this range a “new form of perfume experience; provocative, decadent and an expression of our human tendency to excess,” while many of the notes are taken straight from the kitchen.
A juice known as Jump Up and Kiss Me contains tuberose, mandarin and orange bigarade, while Hedonistic features amber, smoky leather and labdanum. Vision in a Dream has hints of almond, armoise and green galbanum, while Psychedelic has been created from kaffir lime leaf and armoise. Chasing the Dragon is a mix of notes such as ylang-ylang, jasmine and narcissus while Hypnotic

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