PLAYING WITH THE DEVIL is a fruity animal fragrance built on a set of contrasts and oppositions to express the wink expressed in the name. In the opening, an overdose of fruity notes-Blood Orange, Blackcurrant buds, White Peach and Lychee-combined with hot spices-Black Pepper from Madagascar and Pimento Berries-bring the olfactory "forbidden fruit" signature that I wanted.
The heart is a woodsy accord-Cedar, Sandalwood, Patchouli-dressed by the femininity of the Rose of May and the more sensual femininity of the Jasmine Sambac from India. In the dry down, Cistus and Ambrarome were overdosed in a classic oriental accord-Tonka Bean, Benzoin, Vanilla-to bring out the animalic sensuality.
Calice Becker describes PLAYING WITH THE DEVIL as "a summer walk in the woods at dusk".