Carmen 7

Alkemia Perfumes
Fruit, Milk, and Tea (Limited Edition)
Status: Limited

In honor of Saturnalia... an indecent proposal of succulently spiced pear, exotic lychees, decadent french pralines, bourbon vanilla, and crushed almond blossoms leads to a ménage à trois of gardenia, star jasmine, and magnolia illuminated by the afterglow of a sensuously musky amber.

5 ml. Amber Bottle — Limited Edition


Carmen 7: How Many Kisses

You ask how many kisses of yours
would be enough and more to satisfy me.
As many as the grains of Libyan sand
that lie between hot Jupiter's oracle,
at Ammon, in resin-producing Cyrene,
and old Battiades sacred tomb:
or as many as the stars, when night is still,
gazing down on secret human desires:
as many of your kisses kissed
are enough, and more, for mad Catullus,
as can't be counted by spies
nor an evil tongue bewitch us.

- Gaius Valerius Catullus (ca. 84–54 BC)

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the deity Saturn held on December 17 of the Julian calendar and later expanded with festivities through December 23. During this time, the customary restraints of law and morality were thrown aside, and the whole population would give themselves up to extravagance, darker passions, mirth, and misrule.