Heretic Parfum Dirty Violet was released in 2019, created by Douglas Little. A limited edition release in partnership with Violet Chachki, drag empress. From the brand - "Gliding effortlessly between the once segregated spheres of masculine and feminine, Dirty Violet refuses to be defined. It’s a bewitching gender-bending blend that conjures a realm of endless possibility. Think beauty and bondage, sailors and starlets, face powder and flogging, Bettie Page and Betty Grable, John Willie and Jeanette MacDonald." Notes of jasmine, violet leaf, orris, patchouli, Turkish rose oil, ambrette, cedarwood, cypriol, labdanum. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
Heretic was founded by Douglas Little who also founded D.L. & Company, the fabulous premium candle and gift company. Heretic is a natural fragrance line. In information from the company's website: Natural fragrance is a unique, relatively unexplored niche within the fragrance world–outside of spa/aromatherapy products. Natural fragrances are much like wine: one can detect nuances of the plant, the soil and its setting; these fragrances have character that cannot be found or replicated synthetically. Uniquely alive, these fragrances are olfactory fingerprints. The name heretic refers to someone who eschews the masses, preferring their own pathways of thinking.
From the company on materials they use:
"No phthalates • No parabens • No synthetic dyes • No formaldehyde • Vegan-friendly • Cruelty-free
Our handcrafted, natural fragrances surpass all industry standards of “clean” with their naturally derived ingredients blended in organic, non-GMO sugarcane alcohol. Each ingredient in Dirty Ginger is 100% natural or naturally-derived as defined by ISO 9235 – Natural Aromatic Raw Materials Vocabulary."
Fragrantica - "Yet it is quite sexy; something about violet leaf + patchouli has a dominant energy to it. Combined with the powder and amber facets, I can see how it plays up contrasts of soft and hard, seductive and aggressive. A fitting homage to the collaborator and muse for this fragrance, Violet Chachki, who has frequently incorporated BDSM aesthetics into her drag."
Fragrantica - "It's true that this more "Come hither" than the S&M "On your knees!" that the name and marketing suggests, but I do find it quietly sexy. The leather is a bit more raw and realistic than I expected based on the reviews. It's not quite animalic, but it's on the verge. The violet is also realistic, and has none of the girlish, candy-like qualities that violet perfumes can sometimes have. It's violet flowers crushed under the heel of a black stiletto. Sexy is relative, but this has a quiet, dark seductiveness to my nose. It whispers rather than screams, and to me, that's pretty alluring."