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Pale Fire
Pale Fire

50ml Eau de Parfum

Pale Fire

$ 130.00

Description

Pale Fire is a deconstruction of amber, the first fragrance type to rely on synthetics, but changes this ‘fantasy’ note into something real— the integration of Spanish wildcrafted labdanum absolute and a rare supercritical extraction of Tahitian vanilla. Like the poem which bears its name, Pale Fire exists between appearance and essence, completeness and incompleteness, real and unreal— it is the smell of the feeling the Portuguese call saudade— the longing that remains after a disappearance.

Notes & Details

Ingredients: Alcohol, water, fragrance
Fragrance shelf life depends on storage conditions and the amount of air present in the bottle. Store your fragrance in the refrigerator for longest life. Avoid heat and light.
Over time, or from batch to batch, you may notice color changes, deposits, or slight alteration to the composition. This is due to the high percentage of natural ingredients in our compositions and is normal.

Shipping & Returns

Free standard US shipping on orders of $15 or more. Unfortunately we cannot accept returns. International shipping is available; see our full shipping and return policies.

"He borrowed some peripheral debris
From mystic visions; and it offered tips
(The amber spectacles for life's eclipse)—
How not to panic when you're made a ghost:
For we die every day; oblivion thrives
Not on dry thighbones but on blood-ripe lives,
And our best yesterdays are now foul piles
Of crumpled names, phone numbers and foxed files.
I'm ready to become a floweret.
Or a fat fly, but never, to forget."

— Vladimir Nabokov

The Composition

Amber, Olibanum, Oakmoss, Whiskey, Cocoa

Sillage: Strong
Longevity: 6-15 hours

The Bottle

Our heavy flint glass bottles are produced in France by a family-owned glassmaker in operation since 1897.

The Packaging

All our packaging is manufactured and printed in the USA by independent family-owned and operated firms.

Matière Première

In French, matière première, or first material, is natural raw material, called so because it is the starting point for a fragrance, but above all because it is essential, primordial. All Apoteker Tepe fragrances begin with rare and unusual matières premières individually sourced from small-batch and sustainable producers all over the world.

Pale Fire contains:
Vanilla CO2, Tahiti
Cocoa Absolute, Ghana
Clarified Labdanum, Spain