Through rows of twirling tendrils and tangled vines grows a rare flower that blossoms only once a year for for one day only. A hermaphroditic flower with both male and female organs nestled deep in the throat of the bloom. Her name is Vanilla Planifolia—A delicate orchid that requires sensitive care and a nurtured harvest. On the day of her opening, a farmer must gently pollinate her and wait up to 9 months until her thick green base swells into the long seedpod we know as the vanilla bean. It’s then plucked from the vine and cured until that divine aroma of true raw vanilla finally reveals herself. She is a complex creature with unmistakable allure, from first shy blossom to aromatic climax.
For this seductress, Dirty Vanilla was born.
A warm, hypnotic fragrance teeming with natural vine-grown vanilla on a bed of rich amber musk. It is Heretic’s interpretation of the orchid herself. A beautiful enigma, a subtle femme fatale.
Douglas Little describes Heretic’s ‘dirty series’ as taking classic beautiful ingredients and putting a new spin on them – letting their hair down, smudging their lipstick and exploring new territory.
• For all genders
• Certified 100% natural ingredients (naturally derived essential oils, absolutes and concretes)
• Blended in organic, non-denatured, non-GMO sugarcane alcohol.
• Free of synthetic fragrance
• Cruelty Free
Top: Cedar, Coriander, Ho Wood
Middle: Vanilla Co2
Base: Styrax, Vanillin, Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood
HOW IT WEARS
Dirty Vanilla last really well on the skin, we generally get around 6 – 8 hours wear as it mellows into an almost animalic musky vanilla scent. We get the obvious Vanilla note shining through just like all of the scents in the ‘Dirty’ series – Heretic heroes the notes beautifully. Yet this Vanilla takes an earthy, not overtly sweet turn that is almost a bit musky on the skin that is really unique.
This Vanilla really is a little on the ‘dirty’ side but in the best possible way. As it dries down the earthy, musky tones come alive and we have been loving using this to blend with some of Heretic’s fresher, lighter scents as it creates such an interesting depth. Everyone loves a bit of Vanilla but it’s even better when it does something different and new and surprises us in the best possible way!
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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