Crow Perfume is a new indie brand founded by Emily Lape, who was inspired to think of creating water-based perfumes stripped of some of their potentially harmful ingredients, after experiencing recurring skin allergies with marketed fragrances. The oniric influence of a dream she made after reading Aesop's fable, "The Crow and the Pitcher" apparently sealed her determination to forge ahead and is behind the name of her label...
Crow Perfume offers six new fragrances: Fruita Leche, Luna Azul, Enchanted Lilly, Midnight Swim, La Belle Dame and Paper Lantern.They are reportedly based on natural ingredients and are free of alcohol, phthalates and parabens. This would mean, among other things, that the "musk" note used in the fragrances is vegetal.
Each perfume is associated with a literary quotation from a book or a poem which inspired it. A library card is part of the packaging.
La Belle Dame, for instance, is a fruity-floral with a sharp green note with further notes of peony, rose, jasmine, hyacinth and peach blossoms. It's Keats' poem "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" which is its dream inspiration.
"I met a lady in the meads, full of beauty - a faery's child, her hair was long, her foot was light and her eyes were wild."
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Each scent is priced at $38 and available at crowperfume.com