EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY 100ML
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.
In Tarot, Le Mat is The Pilgrim. The only unnumbered card, The Pilgrim represents all of us. Every other card in the tarot deck is a station upon which The Pilgrim may rest, representing the multiplicity of choices and circumstances that characterize one’s journey through life. A fearless, genderless soul that purports no religion or profession, Le Mat symbolizes the desire to journey in order to find truth: “Leave everything and follow your true self.” Search for your freedom, journey to the source of your longing and reignite your passion and strength in Le Mat. Le Mat is the “odour” of bravery, gumption and change. With a mantle of nutmeg and black pepper that protects its heart of geranium and rose, the scent unleashes whiffs of patchouli and cashmere wood. A blend of celestial and earthy aromas that instils a sensation of freedom. In the 2018 edition of Perfumes The Guide, acclaimed fragrance critic Luca Turin awarded Le Mat a coveted 5 stars.
Le Mat is pure energy. Spanish Immortelle is as complex as the human soul, with enmeshed aromas of hay, coffee, spices and plum. A mantle of nutmeg and black pepper protects a heart of geranium and rose. Centifolia Rose comprises the interior of Le Mat, encouraging us to peer deep inside ourselves. Whiffs of patchouli and cashmere wood follow. Indonesian patchouli is the fine, silken connective tissue that grounds us, as we search far and wide for our purpose. A celestial, earthy aroma, Le Mat enables us to walk courageously towards the destination of our dreams and to face our fears.
DESIGN AND 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.
Nutmeg, Black Pepper and Cloves
Geranium and Rose Centifolia from Grasse
Indonesian Patchouli, Cashmere woods and Spanish Immortelle