ANTIMONY - Talismanic Natural Kohl Perfume - NEW

Created in celebration of the 7th Anniversary of ÇaFleureBon for the blog's founder and Editor in Chief, Michelyn Camen.  The fragrance brief called for a perfume powerful enough to attract good fortune and ward off negativity - even the dreaded curse of the "evil eye".   

ANTIMONY
The smoky eye in fragrance form.  Anointing yourself with ANTIMONY is akin to the ancient protective ritual of rimming your eyes with kohl. This talismanic perfume draws from the noble history of cosmetica and the aromatic materials which have been used throughout time to create "eye shadow" - the most magical cosmetic of all. 

Charred frankincense, kewra, henna, Palo Santo, galangal, sandalwood ashes, spikenard, ghee, copal, oud and precious attars of mitti, kadam and rose have all been used to create enchanted cosmetics throughout history. They are all found in ANTIMONY which contains exactly 111 individual notes.  Subtle by design, exotic florals push up from a primitive base to bloom on your skin as they emanate like an ancient wisp of fine bakhoor.

These ancient aromas transport the wearer like a magic carpet to a dimension where cosmetics have magical purposes - the very essence of "a glamour."  A nod to a forgotten lifetime when eye shadow was compounded from powdered minerals, oils and the ashes of incense and applied by a shaman or priestess or in wealthy kingdoms, a Court Perfumer.

The minerals antimony and malachite have been among those used around the eyes throughout time due to their reflective properties - they ricochet bad vibes like mirrors.  Since the the element itself is considered toxic (the alchemists would argue otherwise) these minerals have been banned from use in cosmetics. Mystics and folk healers around the world still use them for their prehistorical purposes in treating ailments of mind and spirit and for compounding sacred cosmetics.

ANTIMONY. Elemental, Magical, Beautiful, and Powerfully Protective

2017 Debut Vintage

99.9% Natural  (By Natural Perfumer's Guild standards of naturalness - the strictest standards in the world.)

The first 24 50ml bottles of ANTIMONY are adorned with a handmade copper cartouche talisman decorated with the symbols for the element antimony and the letter M. They were designed by our Perfumer Christi Meshell and forged in San Diego, California under the influence of the Gemini full moon. The alternate alchemical symbol for the element antimony can be found on the nameplate's special character "O".