This Limited Edition fragrance is a fever dream inspired by psychedelic summer nights. With the intent of creating concept-driven, one-of-a-kind fragrances, Heretic returns to a sense of true artisan craftsmanship. This fragrance will not return once it’s sold out!
Curious succulent stems, prolific pads and bizarre scaly branches reach to the sun God, basking in the scorching heat. We have been abducted by the genus Cactaceae or cactus, a family comprising 127 genera with some 1750 known species. Not usually celebrated for their fragrance, Heretic have drawn inspiration from the mysterious night-blooming Cereus, an alien flower pollinated by bats that exudes a spicy, green and addictive aroma into the inky midnight sky.
With Cactus Abduction, you may discover mood-lifting effects from the Ayurvedic properties present in its natural ingredients. Bitter orange is an uplifting mood-enhancer that keeps the outlook bright. Geranium eases anxiety and keeps the mind & body centered. Vetiver ensures you stay grounded, centered, and full of inner peace.
Top: Grapefruit, Bitter Orange, Carrot Seed, Cedar, Plai
Middle: Green Pepper, Geranium Absolute, Prickly Pear
Base: Vetiver, Patchouli, Benzoin, Aloewood
HOW IT WEARS
Cactus Abduction opens with bright citrus notes paired with the crisp green snap of carrot seed, cedar and galbanum. A verdant heart chord of geranium absolute, spicy green pepper and juicy prickly pear dries into the verdant and mineralic notes of aloewood, vetiver, hints of patchouli and elegant Siam benzoin. This captivating and unique all-natural fragrance will 4-6 hours on the skin.
We love the original concept behind Cactus Abduction… it’s not a fragrance like we’ve seen (or rather, smelt) before. It has something otherworldly and ethereal to it – it’s hard to pin down exactly what it is you’re smelling. It’s like a fresh breeze, and yet there’s a mysterious depth lying just beneath. It’s nighttime in the desert – the air has cooled down, the moon illuminates the almost prehistoric landscape, and all the creatures that hide away during the heat of the day have come out to play. This is a scent for those with curious minds – adventurers, explorers, non-conformists, heretics.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Heretic – one who does not conform to the ideals or opinions of the masses; one who follows their own path.
Created in 2016 in New York by Douglas Little, Heretic is a natural, artisan, small batch fragrance collection. Based on the mysterious, sensual and feral aspects of nature, Heretic began with a conscious choice to do things a little differently. Provocative, challenging, unapologetic, visionary and beautiful – Douglas Little has created a rare, unusual and comprehensive collection. As Heretic boldly disrupts the status quo of the fragrance industry with their radical transparency, their fragrances delve into the esoteric world and the realms of homeopathy, ayerveda, and herbology.
Douglas made the choice to work with entirely natural materials – essential oils, concretes and absolutes (blended in non GMO, organic grape and sugarcane alcohol) using traditional perfumery techniques. Believing that nature gives us sexy and erotic scents, the Heretic perfume collection creates unique depth and complexity.
“Natural fragrances are much like wine in that you can detect nuances of the plant, the soil, and its surroundings. They have characters that cannot be achieved with synthetic copies. These fragrances are alive, they create an olfactory fingerprint” – Douglas Little.
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