Pistil Whip


Pistil Whip - 100ml is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

Late one night, walking from the subway to his studio, Heretic Parfums creator Douglas Little, was mugged at gunpoint. After surrendering his wallet he was pistol-whipped and left in a heap. Recovering from this traumatizing incident, Little experienced something called an olfactory hallucination: for weeks after the event he awoke to the smell of tuberose and gardenia, but the flowers were nowhere to be found. Doctors explained that traumatic events, especially physical ones, can trigger scent-based hallucinations. Though Little’s floral dreams eventually evaporated, the experience became inspiration--for Pistil Whip.

A fragrant play on words, this scent is an explosion of lush florals, which collapse into peppery smoke and mysterious notes of black tea. Spicy pink peppercorn illustrates a rapidly rising pulse while ripe bergamot illuminates the bursting brilliance of crisis. Within the heart, tuberose absolute, carnation absolute and tiare flow with full floral flamboyance, the flushed pounding of blood flooding sweetly back into circulation after a scare is survived. A deep, grassy vetiver and the smoky finish of lapsang souchong absolute ground Pistil Whip, the dry yet uncertain earth after the storm has passed. Scary -beautiful, Pistil Whip is a big experience, an awakening to life after a brief dash with death.
Heretic fragrances are comprised entirely of natural ingredients, and thus can be subtler than a synthetic fragrance. Apply generously where desired, and re-apply liberally throughout the day. Natural fragrances are heavily influenced by your body chemistry. Heretic perfumes bond and evolve with the skin, to create a one-of-a-kind scent that is unique to the individual wearer. Heretic fragrances are not gender specific—each makes a singular statement on both men and women. Because they adapt to the body chemistry of the wearer, they will naturally smell more feminine on women and more masculine on men.

Because heretic perfumes are composed of organic materials, it’s best to keep them away from extreme temperatures such as excessive cold or heat. Keep in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight or intense artificial light.


Organic Non-GMO Sugar Cane Alcohol, Triethyl Citrate, Linalool, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Coriandrum Sativum Extract And Cinnamomum Camphora Linalooliferum Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Acetate, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Extract, Vanillin, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Gamma-Undecalactone, Delta-Decalactone, Petitgrain Sur Fleur, Schinus Terebinthifolia (Pink Pepper) Fruit Extract, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Polyanthes Tuberosa (Tuberose) Extract, Cistus Ladaniferus (Labdanum) Leaf/Stem Extract, Myroxylon Pereirae (Balsam Peru) Resin, Viola Odorata (Violet) Leaf Extract, Ethyl Benzoate, Lapsang Souchong Oil, Gardenia Taitensis (Tiare) Flower Oil
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