Top Notes: Crystalline accord Heart Notes: Vanilla absolute from Madagascar, pink pepper, black pepper, ylang ylang Base Notes: Suede accord, incense, amber, musk Velvety and sensuous as the midnight sky, Aedes de Venustas sixth offering, ‘Cierge de Lune Eau de Parfum’ unveils the dark side of vanilla. Inspired by the scent of the mysterious night blooming cereus, also known as the Queen of the Night. The mysterious bloom opens after dark, and wilts as the sun rises its French name cierge de lune translates to “moon altar candle,” the nocturnal inspiration for this intoxicating fragrance. Renowned perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin captures the seductive scent of this elusive muse, with crystalline high notes cascading into a deep nocturnal purr. A heart of spiced vanilla is laced with intriguing wisps of incense. The luxurious Madagascan absolute forms the heart of the intricate composition with woody, amber hints and a whisper of tawny leather. A mischievous suggestion of Pink Pepper adds a twinkling vibrancy, transmuting the delectable pod into a cactus blossom, its pristine petals fleshed out by exotic ylang-ylang. Black Pepper takes the senses on a journey from smoky minerals to resinous dark chocolate notes. In a final metamorphosis, musky Ambrox, underscored by a downy suede accord, turns the nocturnal bloom into a dusky second skin, embracing the form at midnight to evoke a poignantly fleeting beauty.