“Petite Mort, little death, total
release; beyond a scent, more like a convulsion of the senses”
Mr Marc Atlan is launching his very first fragrance and “Petite Mort” , from its name to its imagery and inevitably, the actual fragrance, is unabashed in its expression of perfume as art. Meant to evoke the scent of the elusive substance that is created by a woman when she is about to climax, “Petite Mort” will be released in a limited edition of 100 bottles and 15 Artist Proofs, each with its own signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.
Bertrand Duchaufour of “Art et Parfum” is the “nose” behind “Petite Mort” and the fragrance exudes an animal carnality with salty hints of sweat and urea. Amongst other ingredients, Duchaufour incorporated Sulfurol which evokes warm milk, a scent that is interpreted by the human brain as the closest thing to the smell of skin. Bertrand Duchaufour describes Petite Mort as “aphrodisiacally compelling” and each bottle holds only 10 ml of dark, viscous perfume, pitch black with a flash ofamethyst. The most potent perfume extracts typically contain between 10% and 40% of aromatic compounds. Petite Mort contains 100%. Its dosage is a single drop. “Petite Mort’s” unique glass bottle is made by Verreries Pochet, one of the oldest French luxury glassmakers, founded in 1623 and that makes it insanely covetable!