Monks attributed aphrodisiac qualities to certain plants and herbs that they cultivated in their monastery gardens. They concocted mysterious love potions from them, the formulas of which were anxiously kept secret for a long time. Sous le Manteau brings the recipes they discovered in 19th century writings back to life, and to the present day.
The sweet honey of our interwoven bodies. Naked under our clothes. Our excited skin. Your nonchalant look on your face. A storm of pleasure awakens in silence. Without words. Cuir d'Orient, the inflammable scent of leather and amber.
Olivia Bransbourg, co-founder of the brand, on Cuir d'Orient (in French):
bergamot, orris, heliotrope, suede, patchouli, ambrette, vanilla CO2 abs, benzoin, opoponax, musk