Southern courtesy and sweet pleasantries of praline, almond, and green cognac notes unknowingly lure you in with an inexplicable, mysterious temptation that drops you into a hallucinogenic rabbit hole of Datura’s night-blooming honeyed and carnal indulgence. Somalian myrrh and Omani frankincense transport you through the night, creating a spiritual tribute to Louisiana’s historic voodoo culture, while the aroma of lush osmanthus and iris awaken you from your bewitching dreams. Creole spices of peppers and cardamom blended with rare cocoa ground the composition, making this scent of lust and sin an alchemy of New Orleans’ otherworldly spirit.
Devil's Trumpet, also known as Datura, is kin to it's name. Devilish and sadistic, this exotic, ornamental flower only blooms in the evening, and possesses powers that go beyond its heady and erotic scent. Since ancient times, Datura seeds have been used in shamanistic and voodoo rituals, to communicate with spirits, due to their hallucinogenic and trance-inducing properties. Datura naturally grows along roadsides and fencerows in New Orleans, as it feeds on the humidity and richness of the soil. A day before the flower blooms, the Datura bud unfolds its petals in a spiral pattern, a beautiful example of the Fibonacci sequence in nature. It has Devil in its name for many reasons, the most important for perfumery being its heady, sweet, intoxicating scent that is heavily pronounced in our newest scent, New Orleans Datura.
NOTES: Praline, almond, green cognac, myrrh, frankincense, datura, osmanthus, iris, cardamom, cocoa
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Posted by Tania on 28th Aug 2016
I have a hard time wearing white florals (they tend to turn very sharp on me and give me a headache), but New Orleans is a white floral that I can wear. Big, creamy, powdery, white datura flowers with nutty, sweet praline and a cardamom spiked cocoa. It's about 80% white flowers and 20% sweet, rich gourmand notes on my skin. And the flowers are powdery and cool toned more than sharp. I also smell a hint of green stem to it. It's a cool nighttime floral with a seductive edge of sweetness to it.
Posted by Tracey on 16th May 2016
I just had the pleasure of meeting the cool owner of this company, "Aggie", in NYC. I tested several from the line and bought New Orleans in oil format. Just as the other reviewers said, this fragrance is very addictive! I have a large perfume collection of over 250 bottles, mostly high-end niche brands, many indie lines. I have nothing else that smells like New Orleans! Even though I typically steer away from the praline and datura note, this is so well blended--could not stop sniffing my wrist. I LOVE it. Great for cool weather. I will be buying it in edp format soon. It is not too sweet, just the right balance of boozy and gourmand. Definitely sample this, I think you too may become an "addict" of this scent!
Posted by JanLast on 16th Mar 2016
It does not feel overly sweet to me, it smells of the night, and a hint of Bourbon Street and small indiscretions. This is a very unusual scent and I love it.
Posted by Alisha on 23rd Jan 2016
This has an intoxicating cool powdery datura opening that morphs into a chocolate, praline gourmand. Beautiful and very unique from other perfumes I've smelled. Has a very addictive quality that's hard to put your finger on.