Ma Bete by Eris Parfums is a Oriental Floral fragrance created for women and men by perfumer Antoine Lie in 2016.
The soul of Ma Bête is anything but conventional...but its heart beats with classic beauty and contemporary passion. The honeyed, almost citrus-like neroli and heady warmth of jasmin sambac are the beauties in charge here, leading the grounded notes at its base astray, bringing them to their knees not through raw power but with finesse. Bête is not a brash, in-your-face floral, nor is it ruled by untamed earthiness; it’s all about the dance, the give and take, the unleashed femininity of sparkling, aldehyde-enhanced florals wrapped around the gentle, resinous warmth of cypriol, nutmeg and styrax. The anchoring scents of cedar, animalic notes and light touches of patchouli are reserved, but they drive an evolution so remarkable it becomes almost a wholly new fragrance as time passes. Where you start with this one is not where you end up, begging the question: what is beauty without her beast?
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