Botanical Artwork by Russian Artist Alexander Solodukho
Nest officially launches its tenth fragrance with Black Tulip eau de parfum, inspired by a sensual, entrancing photograph of a black parrot tulip...
Laura Slatkin, Founder of NEST Fragrances, said,
"The idea to create Black Tulip came to me after I came across the most stunning photograph of a black parrot tulip. I was so intrigued by the movement and the sensuality of the flower, I immediately knew I wanted to use it as my inspiration to create a modern chypre fragrance."
Slatkin went on to collect more photographs of flowers to conjure up her muse,
"I saw a photograph of this exotic, artful flower dress designed by the late Alexander McQueen," said Slatkin. "It happened to be on exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the dress was covered in all these beautiful flowers in deep shades of burgundy and violet - those rich tones that perfectly captured the sensuality I wanted for my fragrance."
The composition is signed by perfumer Jérôme Epinette. Notes include dark rich cherries, black amber, a plum accord, night-blooming Indonesian jasmine, Japanese violet, pink peppercorns, oak moss and patchouli.
Available at Sephora in a 1.7 Fl. Oz. (50mL) eau de parfum spray for $72 and a 0.27 Fl. Oz. (8mL) eau de parfum rollerball for $25.
The scent was announced first in late December 2016, but is now more widely publicized, with more details about its background story.