Heretic Parfums creator, Douglas Little, has intensely fragrant memories from his time in the Pacific Northwest. In that region, the smoke of blazing burn piles thickens air, the ghosts scorched leaves and singed timber clouding overhead. Long walks through the woods are punctuated by the unmistakable essence of downy moss, unctuous mushrooms, sweet-spicy pine needles and disintegrating leaves–the forest floor. Little longed for a fragrance that married these two distinct olfactory experiences: the green of the ground and the smoke of the air. Unable to find what he sought, he created Poltergeist, naming it after a favorite elusive spirit — a supernatural being that makes its presence known through physical disturbances or loud noises.
Inspired by that disruptive, unceasing energy, this “noisy” fragrance features intense green notes embedded within a deep, haunting smokiness. Wormwood is heart-achingly sweet, but pine’s spinning needle prickle never lets wormwood whirl out of control. Geranium adds an almost-invisible sparkle, the perfect precedent to the dappled sunlight effect of neroli. Myrrh sweetly strokes the surface of glossy, ebony birch tar, while oakmoss stands alone, a feral green alarmingly reminiscent of humanity. Wear this to stand strong in the face of naysayers and “never-more’s”: Heretic Parfums Poltergeist at Twisted Lily lingers long, and lets everyone feel it’s fearless vibe.