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Love, as with life generally, is never a journey without its tribulations and turmoil. One such trial struck me in the years following the end of a particularly difficult friendship. I came to spend considerable time with a young man whom I later discovered to be very dangerous. I watched with horror as he descended into madness. He was ultimately taken into custody for his own safety (and that of others).
In the months following, I worked (casually at first, then more steadfastly) on the development of a fragrance that incorporated aspects of my experience. However, as time progressed, the perfume took on a life of its own, being elevated to something truly remarkable and unique. It came to be the silver lining of the menacing black cloud that had loomed over me for a year.
The title of this perfume derives from Bedlam (Bethlam Royal Hospital), the first lunatic asylum in England which so inspired fear in the 18th century populace that the term has come into common parlance to mean confusion and disorder. This perfume, however, is neither.
—Jamie Frater, Perfumer & Creative Director
A super well blended boozy woody fragrance.
This makes me feel like I am wearing a lolly shop. I am as yet undecided if it's too sweet for me. I often find that some more intense scents work better on my skin in colder weather. It is heady, but has a softness to it that I really enjoy... so ... undecided.
Ref 267015 batch 2459790. Bedlam has been matured for four weeks and macerated for three months. All of our perfumes are aged in a naturally temperate environment and hand-turned daily to obtain smooth and refined fragrances of distinction.
Bedlam comes in a natural spray for easy application. One spray each to the nape of the neck and wrists should be sufficient for all day wearing.
Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Citral, Geraniol, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamal, Coumarin, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxycitronellal, Farnesol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Isoeugenol, Citronellol, Benzyl Cinnamate, BHT, CI 60730 (Ext. Violet 2), CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).
Ingredients may change from time to time. To ensure that this perfume is suitable for your use please read the outer packaging of your purchase.
Made in Wellington, New Zealand.