Following the success of the reintroduction of the mythical absinthe alcohol in France in 1999 after an eclipse of 84 years with the adapted version by Pascal Rolland called Versinthe, a further step was taken to offer a perfume interpretation of the drink. The partnership between Pascal Rolland and a perfumer has resulted in a fragrance called Absolument Absinthe....
The perfume is said to be composed of cannabis plus 49 other notes. Amongst these, top notes are bergamot, black Chinese tea, and cannabis. Heart notes are absinthe (wormwood), cardamom, galbanum, nutmeg, muguet, lotus, ylang-ylang, and jasmine. Base notes are sandalwood and musky notes.
The initial inspiration for the perfume was the testing and subsequent discovery that wormwood and cannabis together made for a great olfactory combination. Incidentally, thujone is a toxic chemical present in wormwood whose molecular geometry is similar to THC, the active chemical in cannabis.
I am very much looking forward to discovering this scent given all the aura surrounding the main ingredient, absinthe, and my taste for green sensual perfumes which is singularly reinforced, I must say, at this time of the year. The perfume has a little air of the forbidden that is perfectly attractive just like a black orchid would. Both seem to promise one many safe transgressive delights. And that green color is just gorgeous.
A 100 ml flacon retails for 101 Euros. You can mercifully purchase a 3ml refillable purse spray for 4 Euros to test the perfume. If you want to bathe your eyes in some cooling green hues and for more information you can visit their site.
Sources: Osmoz, Absolument