In partnership with the Paris National Museum of Natural History, Carrière Frères showcases plants that are not only unusual and exotic, but also have a rich history behind them.
Absinthe is a perennial shrub that is naturally found in continental, temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It is commonly referred to as 'the green fairy,' and was once believed to enhance creative abilities. Absinthe has been famously associated with inspiring writers such as Emile Zola and Paul Verlaine, as well as artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Edgar Degas. However, it has since been banned.
A potent, plant-based aroma with green undertones is present in this fragrance. The scent contains a blend of galbanum and petitgrain, both of which contribute to its plant-like quality, along with the absinthe absolute, which has an aniseed scent. Additionally, basil and mint are present to provide support. The scent is anchored by a woody base note, which adds depth to the green bouquet. The matte glass bottle features botanical illustrations from the 19th century, tinted with a greige hue. A cluster of absinthe flowers, printed in gold embossing, is located at the center of the label's octagonal design.