Devante Valereo was raised in a dusty Spanish village on the Balearic Sea. He fondly recalled going to the bullfights with his father, an ex-picador, and credited those experiences with inspiring his popular novella, Bull’s Blood. The book’s lurid tale of seduction garnered obscenity charges against him. A ban on the sale of his works persisted for a number of years. A fixture in Barcelona, writing in the cafes & bars into the night, Valereo disappeared as a fugitive in 1967 after a highly publicized bar scuffle. “A man who has killed,” he wrote in Bull’s Blood, “is a man who knows passion.” This is a powerful scent for someone who knows what they want. Bull’s Blood is for those nights when you want to take the bull by the horns.
Patchouli, Rose, Costus Root, Tobacco, Black Musk, Bull’s Blood