On 20 February 1892, Oscar Wilde asked one of the actors to wear a green carnation boutonniere for the first performance of his play Lady Windermere’s Fan. Wilde's friends were also invited to wear green carnations. Although he professed the green carnation meant "nothing whatever," it invoked many subversive themes - Irish nationalism, an homage to "La Fée Verte" also known as absinthe, and possibly the unnaturally colored carnation was Wilde’s way of making fun of a conservative society that viewed homosexuality as 'unnatural.'
“But there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely - or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. ” ? Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
A naughty philtre of carnations, dianthus, absinthe, green patchouli, and bay rum....
A unisex scent. Limited edition, Autumn 2016, available while supplies last. Packaged in an amber 5 ml glass dropper bottle.
What buyers are saying:
I normally can't handle florals due to headaches, but this perfume is great. It's creamy, but the bay spice is so well mixed that there's something intriguing about it. Considering it's inspired by Oscar Wilde, I totally get the unisex appeal.
Not overly floral, it's a spicy, unisex scent