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.
Essence du Sérail is an amber floral fragrance, which feels like a breeze from a mysterious world. Floating in the cloud you create, each step brings you closer to a kiss on your sun-drenched body. You surrender to your desires. Desires that are just deception, an excuse to drown in pure pleasure.
Olivia Bransbourg, co-founder of the brand, on Essence du Sérail (in French):
bergamot, ylang ylang, jasmine, lily of the valley, orange blossom, rose, plum, heliotrope, peach, sandalwood, ambrette, vanilla