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Absolument Absinthe

The forbidden fragrance!
The precise origin of absinthe is unclear. The medical use of wormwood dates back to ancient Egypt and is mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, circa 1550 BC. Wormwood extracts and wine-soaked wormwood leaves were used as remedies by the ancient Greeks. Moreover, there is evidence of the existence of a wormwood-flavored wine, absinthites oinos, in ancient Greece. The first clear evidence of absinthe in the modern sense of a distilled spirit containing green anise and fennel, however,
dates to the 18th century. According to legend, absinthe began as an all-purpose patent remedy created by Dr. Pierre Ordinaire, a French doctor living in Couvet, Switzerland, around 1792 (the exact date varies by account). Numerous artists and writers living in France in the late 19th- and early 20th-century were noted absinthe drinkers who featured absinthe in their work. Apart from Charles Baudelaire, these included Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Amedeo Modigliani, Arthur Rimbaud, Guy de Maupassant, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Paul Verlaine. Later artists and writers drew from this cultural well, including Pablo Picasso, August Strindberg, Oscar Wilde, and Ernest Hemingway. Aleister Crowley was also known to be a habitual absinthe drinker. Emile Cohl, an early pioneer in the art of animation, presented the effects of the drink in 1919 with the short film, hasher's delirium. The influence of absinthe among artists had been, therefore, considerable. The aura of illicitness and mystery surrounding absinthe has played into modern literature, movies, and television and people throughout history have attributed to absinthe an aphrodisiac power.

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Absolument Absinthe 100ml

Absolument Absinthe 100ml Eau de Parfum It is absinthe, that mythical liquor long prohibited, that inspired the perfume, and togther with cannabis and 49 other essences Absolument Absinthe is a real revolution.


Absolument Absinthe Homme

Absolument Absinthe Homme Eau de Parfum 100ml A heady blend of rare, classic and forbidden essences, Absolument Absinthe for men is one of the most audacious creations of the decade.


Banned in France for 85 years for its supposed hallucinogenic and addictive properties, Absinthe (the alcoholic drink derived from the wormwood plant) was revived in 1995 by the distiller Pascal Rolland under the name "Versinthe". It was immediately, and simultaneously, both internationally prized and strongly condemned. A collaboration with Marc Villaceque, the renowned aromatician, from Grasse (the perfume capital of the world) has brought together the skills of cold extraction, heat concentration and alembic distillation to obtain a pure essence of the absinthe plant. Out of curiosity and as yet another challenge, the pair added the essence of another banned substance, cannabis, and together with 49 other essences the most extraordinary perfume of the decade has been created!