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.
Poudre Impériale is a woody ambery fragrance. The scent of your smile, your provocative look. The intensity of our embrace makes your absence a fantasy, a torture. At the crack of dawn that scent is still there, the sweetness of our intimate fusion.
Olivia Bransbourg, co-founder of the brand, on Poudre Impériale (in French):
bergamot, elemi, cardamom, black pepper, pink pepper, lily of the valley, jasmine, incense, heliotrope, benzoin resin, tonka bean, cedarwood, musk, vanilla