Like Sally Bowles, La Fille de Berlin is an unapologetic, insouciant and original beauty. The rose at the heart of this fragrance is as richly red-pink as is the fluid that fills this perfume bottle. Like a ruby shot through with sunlight, La Fille de Berlin pulsates with jewel-like intensity. Practically speaking pepper and violet infuse rose with differing wavelengths of light which bring out the diverse marvels of this flower. Pink pepper compliments the austere, clean floral classicism of rose. Black pepper singes rose’s velveteen petals, so that it bleeds a sweet, sap like substance, resulting in a jammy, burnished raspberry texture. Violet has the most prolonged and complex interaction with rose; violet’s metallic piquancy electrifies this beautiful flower and causes it to pulsate with hot light, and sends out mesmerizing, ultra-violet beams of energy. As this rose glows a cool neon, musk softens this lightning rod rose and grounds it in an invisible, thick, soft pile. La Fille de Berlin is a vivid, spicy, electric fragrance that both defies and fulfills every expectation we have of rose. An iconoclastic masterpiece you’ll wear with instant ease, La Fille de Berlin makes life look easy, even in the face of the impossible.
“She’s a rose with thorns, don’t mess with her. She’s a girl who goes to extremes. When she can, she soothes; and when she wants…! Her fragrance lifts you higher, she rocks and shocks.” -Serge Lutens