Demeter Fragrance Library have issued a new range comprising three seasonal fragrances to celebrate Halloween called Elvira's Zombie, Elvira's Vamp and Elvira's Black Roses, all part of the Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Collection after the eponymous movie and video game.
The creative accent has been put on showcasing dangerous flowers and plants such as red poppies, Belladonna, Nicotiana, Davana, Coca, and more metaphorically speaking, "Thorny Stem Bulgarian Rose Petals"...
With Elvira's Black Roses, a kind of dark anti-matter creates new sensations around a classic floral note which has been done to death and is therefore challenging on the creative plane,
The perfume program unfurls with "Rose Water Tea, Thorny Stem Bulgarian Rose Petals and Davana Blossom are topped with Red Currants and anchored by an earthy Patchouli, Dark Amber and Haitian Vetiver: a deep, dark swirl unlike anything else you have experienced in a Rose-inspired scent."
Elvira's Vamp features a floral of ill-repute, which has more recently become en vogue, Belladonna, on which Lady Gaga also rested her hopes of coming across as pretty diabolical,
Notes include "Poisonous Belladonna, Dracula Orchid and the Nicotiana plant form the deep, dark heart of this fragrance, rounded with peppery Maile Leaves and Ivy, smoothed and coordinated by a sheer veil of Madagascar Vanilla, White Musk and Mandarin Peel. Dangerous and irresistible."
Elvira's Zombie is the composition which seems the most lethal potentially, and the one Demeter sound the most excited about,
"Elvira's Zombie is stunningly beautiful; so beautiful and compelling that the olfactory experience risks putting those who smell it into a trance. The sexy center of this fragrance revolves around Ylang Ylang and Red Poppies, grounded with Tobacco Leaves and Black Vanilla Bean, while taking flights of fancy with a frosty Methadone accord and powdery Coca Petals. Very unusual and sexy stuff, indeed."
$25 and $39,50 for 1 fl. oz and 4 fl. oz respectively.