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Wolfsbane (2016)
by Parfums Quartana


Wolfsbane information

Year of Launch2016
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseParfums Quartana
PerfumerPhilipe Paparella-Paris
Parent CompanySix Scents Parfums

About Wolfsbane

Wolfsbane is a masculine fragrance by Parfums Quartana. The scent was launched in 2016 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Philipe Paparella-Paris

Reviews of Wolfsbane

Wolfsbane might have the most notoriety of any perfumes in the Parfums Quartana Les Potions Fatales line. It's dark, woody, spicy, and rooted in, well, roots: angelica root, ginger root, and vetiver. It's blended with the wildcard ingredient of absinthe, a tricky animalic contributor in castoreum, and a couple of flowers, and a comfortable bed on benzoin and sandalwood.

It feels more loud and invasive at its opening but it dries down to be rather subtly and comfortably blended, clearly apt for colder weather, and probably nighttime wearing. It’s surely an adventurous and bold plunge into its dark roots, but after several hours of wearing, it has a calm balance, slightly sweeter than when it opened, with the benzoin and sandalwood becoming more involved.

It’s a fun dive into a rooty, vetiver, liquor, licorice sort of creation. Fans of the darker Slumberhouse entries might find Wolfsbane a worthy companion. It’s surely a great performer, to that effect. A quick whiff of it several hours in reminds me a little of Slumberhouse Ore, even though I know, objectively, that they’re quite different.

I can imagine this will be more interesting to men, given its dark and spicy tones, but as with the rest of the collection, I’d recommend that everyone at least give it a sniff and see what they think. It’s priced at $185 for 50ml, the higher end of pricing for the line, but certainly in performance and bravado, it’s particularly worthwhile among its peers in the line. It’s not surprising that it’s so popular while seeming turn others away. It’s simply not for everyone.

8 out of 10
15th November, 2018
Carmelized leather...with butter. Very nice! Wolfsbane starts out with a slight plasticy vibe, but it smooths out nicely...and quickly. I quite like this one. It reminds me a lot of Slumberhouse's Sova, which I love! Since Sova isn't available Wolfsbane could be a similar alternative. It isn't Sova, but it's still quite enjoyable. I noticed that the listed notes say there's "deer tongue" in Wolfsbane. Huh...maybe it's the werewolf in me, but it smells pretty good! Two thumbs up!
01st December, 2017
Unusual in a very well turned out manner – not fizzbang and screaming rockets but tailored to fit, almost discreet, and yet resolutely unusual.
Wolfsbane turns on an axis of great promising fattiness – at its heart is a dense accord that is alive with impressions but whose ‘feel’ is like orris butter, beeswax and finely milled coconut fat, giving a rich, unctuous, bound-to-be-good-for-your skin impression. Within lurk nuances of earthiness, humidity and a strange kind of herbal greenness, signifying plant origins without the usual fresh or sharp elements. This is a nocturnal greenery, shade upon shade of dark, veiled green, but without any gothic heavy-handedness.
In time the main note around which Wolfsbane slowly revolves comes more clearly into view – a sultry, waxy and even somewhat rubbery tuberose, placed bang in the centre from which a profusion of other directions seem to be followed. The resinoid vanillic accent of benzoin further congeals its thick blood. This is a perfume of slow motion and hidden sorcery; dense as fog but surprisingly easy on the wearer.
Many hours in much of the novelty is departed and Wolfsbane joins the ranks of warm and creamy tuberose perfumes.
20th November, 2017

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