• Le Mat

    Le Mat is the scent of bravery, gumption and change.

Talismans Collezione Preziosa

Five stars fragrance according to acclaimed perfume critic – Dr Luca Turin

“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.”  

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A perfume of divination and tarotology.  Le Mat, The Fool and Journeyman. Chance, enigma and propulsion. End and beginning. A card of 0 and XXII.  A powerful icon of the Major Arcana, cards of symbols and numbers that portend future and fate.  We must turn over cards and accept fate, walk forward into new futures, lives and loves. We may not have all the tools for survival, but we have hope and defiance.

Le Mat explodes with sweet earth, heaven-sent patchouli anchoring a sensual chypré homage of Rosa Centifolia from Grasse, the strange complexities of immortelle, cloves, black pepper and Egyptian geranium.  A talisman of balsamic blessed absolution that will boldly defend mind and body.

Notes: Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Cloves, Egyptian Geranium, Rosa Centifolia from Grasse, Indonesian Patchouli, Cashmere wood, Spanish Immortelle

Perfumer: Anne-Sophie Behaghel

Read the most memorable reviews of Le Mat here

Extrait de Parfum 100ml/ 3.4 fl OZNatural Spray

230 EUR

High concentration, unisex


LE MAT Packaging

The enticing LE MAT juice is guarded in a heavy glass bottle (made in France) with the cap made of a handful of soil. Molded by the hands of a Tuscan sculptor Alessandro Reggioli, artist deeply connected to the history of Mendittorosa, each cap is imprinted with the artist’s fingerprints and therefore is unique. Around the bottle, there is handmade terracotta charm holding LE MAT name. There is also a tiny bell placed announcing LE MAT’s arrival.

The bottle is hidden in also handcrafted wooden box – signature symbol of all Mendittorosa scents. It is the exact replica of boxes used for art pieces transport, created by Mr Reggioli and officially licensed afterwards.

Finally, each box is decorated with the original LE MAT Marseille Tarot card – directly licensed by the Academy of Tarot.

Talismans protect us and grant us power; they are private prayers we hold close and whisper to in the dark.  

We wash them in tears. In times of shadow and ash they remind us we are safe and loved, guided and sacred.

Talismans Collezione Preziosa is a collection of perfumed extracts worn as fetish and armour. Imbued with spirit, dark love, deep love, halo and perfumed divinity. Worn on skin, close and intimate, they ward off affliction, mischief and harm.

Naples is the motherlode, the fertile genesis of Talismans Collezione Preziosa. In the ancient shadow of rumbling Vesuvius, the earth sleeps and mutters darkly in dreams of fire-painted skies and embers.  Odours of ash, incineration and portent fill centuries of uncertainty.

Devil horns, prayers, amulets, numbers, cards, phalli, wind chimes and holy objects decorate houses and lives to ward off eruptions and the ascension/surge of hell from the ground.

Napoli, eye of the cyclone, devils heaven, a city that needs totems and rosaries, symbols, invocation and numbers. A city of beauty and hell, both sacred and profane.

Precious talismans are needed to protect us now more than ever.  Supplication and miracles, prayers and incantations for divine scented skin.  Odours of confrontation and beauty to comfort our precious souls.

Talismans Collezione Preziosa. Perfumes of fate and desire. Choose your protection. From The Fool and Journeyman of the Major Arcana, a dream of the sea’s embryonic embrace or the yearning vastness of a nebulous cosmos; there is a talisman to protect and love you.

Text: Alex Musgrave for Talismans

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