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.
In the 2018 edition of Perfumes The Guide, acclaimed fragrance critic Luca Turin awarded Le Mat a coveted 5 stars.
Perfumer: Anne-Sophie Behaghel (Flair Paris)
LE MAT PACKAGING
LE MAT is housed in a heavy French-made glass bottle with a cap fashioned from a handful of clay, moulded by the hands of Tuscan sculptor Alessandro Reggioli, each one imprinted with the artist’s fingerprints and therefore unique. Fastened around the bottle is a handmade terracotta charm incised with the words LE MAT and a tiny bell announcing LE MAT’s arrival.
The bottle is presented in a luxurious hand-made case, along with a facsimile of the original LE MAT Marseille Tarot card – directly licensed by the Academy of Tarot.