Illamasqua Freak Eau de Parfum to Launch in October 2011
“Illamasqua is undoubtedly the most vibrant and fastest growing British make-up brand of this generation. When creating all the elements of this fragrance, from the scent to the bottle, the packaging to the image, the prime focus has been to deliver a groundbreaking concept that delivers an irresistible assault on the senses, whether you have heard of the Illamasqua brand or not. Freak by Illamasqua has succeeded on every point of that intention. Illamasqua make-up captures the essence of night-time transformations, unleashing your alter ego and celebrating self-expression. We have now managed, with great care, to distil that attitude into a fragrance and bottle it. It’s time to dress up and howl at the moon. Get your Freak on!” — Joseph Corre, Illamasqua Joint MD
- top notes: Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion.
- heart notes: Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom, caress and kiss.
- base notes: Aromas of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh, addictively mesmerises and captures the senses.
The rich and daringly provocative opening notes of Black Davana cast a magical spell of desire across the senses to celebrate the night. This compelling burnt orange bloom base is highly prized the world over for its ability to enhance the wearer’s natural perfume. The subtle mustiness of Poison Hemlock haunts the background tone of Freak, adding alluring depths of mystery.
Datura, the Moonflower, an intoxicating scent that has long been used as a heady aphrodisiac. The exquisitely rare Queen of the Night blooms fleetingly for a single night each year, and completes this daringly provocative concoction with its warm, soft floral scent touched with sweetness. With the help of Master Perfumer, Azzi Glasser, Illamasqua has created a powerfully addictive potion.
Freak is encased in a beautifully ornate art deco-inspired bottle, tilted to one side, as though confirming to the dictates of an alternative reality. Its smoked glass dances in the light and features a delicate silver snail and its trail, symbolising an addictive passionate path of desire that is both distinctive and unusually provocative.
To accompany the launch of Freak, Illamasqua have created a capsule collection of three limited edition products, whose shades reflect the rare blooms that make up this most exotic of scents. Embracing the mysterious histories of their namesakes are hardwearing Nail Varnish in Hemlock (pale opal green iridescent), the nocturnal heart of Pure Pigment in Queen of the Night (blackened plum), and a sensual Sheer Lipgloss in Datura (neutral mauve).
- availability: illamasqua.com, pre-order October 3rd, launching October 20th for £59 (75 ml eau de parfum); November 2011 at select Sephora & SpaceNKs
Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless Collection
Descend into the riotous scene of erotic adventure that is THE THEATRE OF THE NAMELESS, nocturnal den of the dissident leaders of underworld subcultures. Exotic dancers rub shoulders with expressionist actors and performers; nudists and Boot Girls openly compete for the Conférencier’s eye; and all participate in the Club’s endless, pleasure-seeking rituals, immersing themselves in a heady world of sensual delight …
Teased by the sweet, pungent tang of opium, the air throbs with the electric shock of lovers’ flesh. Dare to feel the intensity of the club’s intimate caress, and abandon yourself to the glorious wonders of unfettered night-time make-up.
“Theatre Of The Nameless is a heady mixture of opulent hues, decadent pigments and fearless application. A bruised and burnished pallet that gives a sensual slip that bleeds colour into colour, worn through and kissed off.” — Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director
Infused with the essence of self-expression that transformed 1920s Berlin, this rich and indulgent collection envelops the senses. Darkly sophisticated tones are accompanied by shocks of dazzling iridescence, creating a breathtakingly modern interpretation of the most illicit nightlife in history.
It’s time to cross the threshold and embrace a world of unadulterated decadence …
Cream Pigment ($24.00 / £17.00)
- Andorgen Coral
- Depravity Magenta
Pure Pigment ($24.00 / £15.50)
- Beguile Shimmering white pearl
- Berber Auburn shimmer
- Zeitgeist Shimmering black
Mascara ($ / £15.00)
- Raven Midnight black
Precision Ink ($27.50 / £17.00)
- Havoc Aubergine
Nail Varnish ($14.00 / £13.50)
- Taint Stone brown
- Kink Bottle green
- Vice Deep cerise
- Faux Pas Blue violet
Shimmer Blush ($24.00 / £16.50)
- Ambition Neutral
- Morale Rosed flush
Lipgloss ($20.00 / £13.00)
- Facade Grey pink
- Violate Dark green shimmer
Lipstick ($22.00 / £15.50)
- Kontrol Blue violet
False Eye Lashes ($16.00 / £16.00)
- Grandeur Fluttering, tapered elegance
- Weimar Thick, long, luxurious blackened auburn