$1000 for 10ml is what I call blowing a load.
At the recent Elements NY show, Marc Atlan debuted his first fragrance "Petite Mort" (in French this means the little death, i.e. an orgasm).
By Kilian is well known for its fragrances of erotic love, and adding Perfume Bertrand Duchaufour as the nose, makes an interesting menage a trois.
Inspired directly by the only bodily fluid secreted solely through desire and brain chemistry, Petite Mort™ (Parfum d'une Femme) embodies the elusive substance that is created by a woman when she is about to climax. Petite mort, little death, total release; beyond a scent, more like a convulsion of the senses, like a hot, gasping breath that penetrates your memories and alters your subconscious".
Bertrand Duchaufour, a star perfumer of niche perfumery, collaborated with Art et Parfum and Kilian Hennesy (of By Kilian fame) for Marc Atlan, the creative director & designer issuing this new fragrance under his own name. Duchaufour worked on this provocative concept, no doubt like the challenges he loves. Petite Mort’s fragrance exudes an animal carnality with salty notes of sweat and urea. But warm milk, (which is supposed to be the scent that the human brain most closely associates with human skin) is also featured in the form of Sulfurol. According to the M. Duchaufour, "certain subtle ingredients in the perfume are discriminatory, and these notes will not be perceived by everyone. He adds, " Petite Mort is 'aphrodisiacally' compelling”.
The fragrance has been produced in an extremely limited edition of only 100 bottles and 15 Artist Proofs, each with its own signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.
You can purchase the perfume from the official web site PetiteMortParfum.com starting in April 2011. The price is $1000 for 10ml.
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Save your money, buy Acier Aluminium.
Wait, is this scent supposed to be about that possibly mythical thing called "Squirting?" Sorry, that's maybe crude, but I'm curious to have it answered once and for all if that's "it's own thing" or just a glorified release of "#1". Hey, I'm truly curious from a scientific standpoint.
Bertrand Duchoufour is also making a new scent for Parfums MDCI. I think it's coming out in the spring, but I'm not sure.
A luxe version of Secretions Magnifique?
Thank you for the news, JC.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
The price is just greedy ridiculous.
A proper name for this scent would be "Greed".
Bertrand Duchaufour (in collaboration with Art et Parfum) is the “nose” whose talent was able to distill this ultimate human extract into a scent. His alchemy blends the raw components that trigger our most primal reactions. Petite Mort’s 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. According to the perfumer, certain subtle ingredients in the perfume are discriminatory, and these notes will not be perceived by everyone. He also describes Petite Mort as “aphrodisiacally compelling”.
As uncompromising as the project itself, the fragrance is explosively intense. Each bottle holds only 10 ml of dark, viscous, pure perfume with a flash of amethyst. The strongest perfume extracts typically contain between 10% and 40% aromatic compounds. Petite Mort™ contains 100%. Its dosage is a single drop.
If this 100% concentration, only one drop dosage thing is true, then maybe the price isn't as outrageous as it seems. I'll never be able to sample, so I'll never know.
I'm fond of the, err, "kitty," but I'll be damned if I want to smell like one.
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Charging $1000 for it doesn't make me want to smell what's apparently essentially that stupid Vulva perfume.
But having Duchoufour do it does make me curious...
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Well, a fragrance this expensive demands at least SOME levity. As in that color.....
It just reminds me of something.....
On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't start a conspiracy theory that conflicts with the marketing on this one.
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Cant say it sounds all that appealing to be honest , sure the right names are mentioned but it sounds a little pretentious to be honest and please .... the advertising schpiel , give me a fricking break
Infantile. I'd be embarrassed to have my name associated with it. And the price is offensive - they should offer to give 50% of every sale to women's charities since they seem to find the female body so terribly interesting.
Edit: Well, I just read TheBeck's comments of the 100% concentration, and I can see with the design team who it is, that an ultra luxury, yet ultra intense and concentrated perfume could be a collaborative experiment of sorts. 100% concentration is pretty outrageous. Just to sort of take the devil's advocate stance.
Ok ok, Edit #2. According to Pour_monsieur's ad, there are only 100 bottles to distribute. If that's the case, I just read an article about the Cartier exclusive range, Les Heures de Parfum ($255 for 75mL) and in the article I found out that apparently one can order a bespoke perfume by their in-house perfumer, Mathilde Laurent (perfumer of Les Heures), just for you, for $80,000... Kurkdjian offers this as well (at what price I don't know). I imagine the case of Le Petit Mort, when you add up all of the hours to compose the perfume and perfumer's fees, the raw materials (orris for example, that could really add up at 100% concentration) and divide that by only 100 bottles, it's still outrageous at $1000 but perhaps less so when looking at it from that vantage point. Ok, that's my last thought on this, promise...
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Do note that 100% concentration still makes it only hte equivalent of a 100ml bottle at 10% concentration, or in other words, a 100ml bottle of EdT.
Looking at one of the more expensive Amouages - take anything from the Library line - and consider that it is an EdP, so probably about 20% concentration. Roughly $333 for 100mls of 20% concentration for the Amouage, or $1000 for 100ml of 10% concentration of Petite Mort, makes it about 6 times more expensive per mL than the Amouage Library line - a line whose prices are already getting ridiculous.
It's absurd, and I don't think it can be rationally justified. Not saying that it has to be rationally justified, just that it can't!
$1000 per 10ml?? There's your 'little death', right there. After all, the dead can't smell & they don't do reviews either.
good point, sculpture. I hadn't thought of it that way.
I'll admit that I'm still a fan of both. HOWEVER, I kind of know where you're coming from. There was a time when the perfumer and/or nose and/or creative director (whoever) were so far out of the spotlight, it almost looked like an artistic injustice. Where did this stuff come from? What miracle gave us this amazing composition? Surely it wasn't the movie star or the model - right? But now the pendulum has swung the other way, and marketing is pushing so hard, it's beginning to look like bankability in the movie industry. So much so that I want to call Duchoufour the Brad Pitt of perfumery. Give him top billing and you've got a guaranteed minimum payout. Put him on the team and you'll get a deal. I mean, you have to admit - thanks to Bert, this juice has cred.
That part doesn't make me sick - but it does make me roll my eyes. It makes me yearn for the days when guys like Duchoufour were still undiscovered talent. And as perfumer bankability becomes more the norm, I think it will only get worse. Well, I suppose it's better than the opposite.
As for By Kilian, you caught me at a bad time on that, because I'm really loving my Back to Black - and Straight to Heaven is on my short list of buy-on-the-spot-when-the-opportunity-arises fragrances. I will admit that the presentation is borderline over-the-top, but I would say that it's more a function of most frags not having bottling that lives up to the juice than the other way around. By Kilian hits a good spot for me (rich and complex, like Amouage, but more French in style), and I would buy it regardless of the keyed box thingy. What surprises me, however, is how that box simply makes most people ASSUME it's good stuff. That's the joke to me. Yeah, it is good - to me - but half the people who ooh and ahh at the packaging probably would find it too strong or not to their taste. I find myself preaching to the already converted when I say that my Back to Black is as good as the frigging box - people who see the box are like "Duh!" Well, it ain't "duh". So if anything, the joke would be on those who buy for the presentation alone and not the juice. Better to pony up for a nice jewelry box if that's the case.
I think I may have been lucky that I was just a bit put off by the packaging on By Kilian. When I finally sniffed it, I was already a bit prejudiced against it - so the juice had to turn it around, which it did.
Anyway, back on topic. Teletubby jokes aside, I'm not really put off by a certain amount of exclusivity in the perfume world, even if I'm one of the excluded. I think there needs to be a little bit of mystery - a bit of unattainability. I think that beauty almost depends on it. The perfume world is already democratic enough for me, and I appreciate that it is actually much more so than it has to be. I think there need to be bottles like this, where somebody who wants to treasure the uniqueness is able to do so.
As for styling it after the old hot and pink..... Well, that wouldn't have been my call.
I have to say , the thought of owning something so exclusive is probably half the draw well pretty much the whole appeal I would imagine . People are able to pre order this now without trying it first which is loony tunes but there you go .
I'll stick to my Amouage and Kilians thanks very much , and theres not even so much of a faux vagge in the advertising for them either
"According to the M. Duchaufour, "certain subtle ingredients in the perfume are discriminatory, and these notes will not be perceived by everyone'"
Reminds me of The Emperor's New Clothes. I am not interested. From concept to marketing, this is terribly insensitive & elitist, IMO.
I'll use my "voice" and my money to support companies like this: http://www.the7virtues.com/
"Great art picks up where nature ends.”
- Marc Chagall
I have smelled both of them and each was stunning.
I don't want to hijack the thread, so I'll start one about Barb & her company. Just so people know it's an option.
Still, back on topic, to create a fragrance at this price point, with notes people may not even be able to perceive and to do it in this economy, only spotlights the sharp decline of the middle class and frankly, common sense.
This whole thing makes me mad on so many levels. My reaction, my opinion, that's all.
"Great art picks up where nature ends.”
- Marc Chagall
I didn't know Duchaufour was allowed to create fragrances for brands other than L'Artisan.
He has been stuck in a woods-Incense-IsoESuper mode for a while, maybe this can be his way out of the darkness..
oh this is hilarious!!
i wonder who would wanna smell like erm.... love juice. I dont think any guy would wanna smell like that, or any girl either!!!
im thinking this market is aimed at a certain gender who is also into what the perfume is trying to push...but still its ridiculous and crass, and im not buying that 1000 10ml thang. if i wanna smell like secretions id smell the real deal not buy something that pretends to be the real thing. or Secretions Manifuques.