Flos Mortis



Indolic | Vegetal | Wild 

A narcotic floral like no other.

"Flos Mortis (flower of death) seems a bit dark and droll for a perfume concept. The composition focuses on the indolic properties of both the fresh blossoms and the absolute. The indole note in Flos Mortis actually makes up 5% of the formula! I tame this out with some Indian jasmine (grandiflorum) which also shares indolic notes, red currant and osmanthus notes add some fruitiness and sparse beauty, and finally a raw black leather accord to absorb the rest of the animalic onslaught.”

Many white flowers emit aroma compounds called indoles, which attract insects for pollination. Indoles smell both animalic and mothball-like, simultaneously both alluring and raspy. Flos Mortis amplifies those facets with big doses of white florals loaded with indoles. The effect is heightened with a dark base of leather and musk. If a Venus Fly Trap had a scent, it would be Flos Mortis. 

Fruity, Indolic Top: Redcurrant, Osmanthus, Tuberose
Indolic Floral Heart: Tuberose, Jasmine.
Musky Leather Base: Leather, Musk

Perfumer: Manuel Cross


Please note: Rogue Perfumery may actually contain musk ketone, real oakmoss, and vintage-era amounts of citral, geraniol and eugenol. Please refer to the ingredients list as 'potential allergens' will be listed. If you are part of the small percentage of the population that experiences perfume allergies than it is advisable to fragrance a handkerchief or other article of clothing rather than apply directly to the skin. The informed decision is yours and back in your hands! Enjoy responsibly!

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