CB I Hate Perfume has launched a new fragrance, Fire From Heaven, and a new holiday version of Gingerbread.
Fire From Heaven is from the CB Archetypes series, and was inspired by the Mary Renault novel of the same name (the first volume of her trilogy about Alexander the Great):
This is the third scent in my series of primal smells.
Smoke represents perhaps the most important aspect of perfume – its beginning. Even its modern name is derived from an antique term that means “to smoke through”.
Fire From Heaven is blended from classic ancient incenses: Frankincense, Myrrh, Opopanax, Cedar, Sandalwood, Styrax & Labdanum. But the perfume’s scent is subtle. Fire From Heaven is the memory of smoke…
CB I Hate Perfume Fire From Heaven is available in 15 ml Perfume Absolute or 100 ml Water Perfume (each $85).
Gingerbread is the new version of the yearly holiday limited edition fragrance, and includes notes of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon on a “subtle warm smoky vanilla-like base (but not too sweet) made with Tahitian Vanilla Absolute”. Perfumer Christopher Brosius describes it as “a bit deeper” than last year’s fragrance, “more like the slightly burnt edges which is frankly my favorite part”.
CB I Hate Perfume Gingerbread is available in 15 ml Perfume Absolute ($75). (via CB I Hate Perfume newsletter and CB Journal)