Midnight in the Garden of the Good South
"Our SOUTHERN STATES fragrance is more of a 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' meets Anne Rice South."
There is so much to love and to be seduced by in the South. And yes, orange blossoms and magnolias are part of that, but, from the onset, our vision of this fragrance was something much more mysterious. More seductive and decidedly masculine.
The gentile South that, with all of its many charms and smiles, has a darker, sinister side. Take a walk down a side street in the French Quarter of New Orleans and you can't help but sense it. Voodoo and black magic shops. Those that tour groups aren't ushered in to. A foggy night strolling square to square in Savannah underneath the twisted, outstretching arms of the oaks and Spanish moss netting providing an eerie canopy. It's beyond suggestive. Poetic. Darkly romantic. You almost expect to step out the other side of Monterey Square in to another era completely.
This is the spirit (and there are spirits abound in these locations!) that we aimed to capture in our SOUTHERN STATES fragrance with its intense smokey notes from birch tar, the alcoholic sweetness of bourbon with leather and musk notes that transport you to a southern parlor around midnight.