Frater Perfumes Bedlam 100ml Parfum
Inspired by the tragic end of a young man driven mad by desperation, Bedlam is an exotic, wild and daring woody fougère.
The fragrance is constructed around a harmony of three notes: wild orange ripened under the Dominican sun, warm Ceylon spices hand-distilled in small batches and the intensely sweet scent of freshly mown hay. Luxurious aged cedar wood and earthy patchouli support the central chord, while vanilla and musk add longevity. A powerful and erogenous orange flower note is apparent throughout the whole life of the perfume.
Bedlam is a masculine scent but it is also suitable for women who like powerful fragrances or who simply want to be noticed. Bedlam is a scent that makes you the centre of attention. Wear it… if you dare.
Wild Orange, Yuzu, Whisky
Fresh Hay, Orange Blossom, Spices
Cedar Wood, Patchouli, Vanilla
Tonka Bean, Amber, Musk
THE PERFUMER'S NOTEBOOK
BEDLAM—IT'LL DRIVE YOU CRAZY
Love, as with life generally, is never a journey without its tribulations and turmoil. One such trial struck me in the years following the end of a particularly difficult friendship. I came to spend considerable time with a young man whom I later discovered to be very dangerous. I watched with horror as he descended into madness. He was ultimately taken into custody for his own safety (and that of others).
In the months following, I worked (casually at first, then more steadfastly) on the development of a fragrance that incorporated aspects of my experience. However, as time progressed, the perfume took on a life of its own, being elevated to something truly remarkable and unique. It came to be the silver lining of the menacing black cloud that had loomed over me for a year.
The title of this perfume derives from Bedlam (Bethlam Royal Hospital), the first lunatic asylum in England which so inspired fear in the 18th century populace that the term has come into common parlance to mean confusion and disorder. This perfume, however, is neither.
—Jamie Frater, Perfumer & Creative Director
Frater Perfumes is a luxury artisanal fragrance house creating rich, unique and exotic scents. They make extraordinary perfumes for extraordinary people. Made in New Zealand.
A grand obsession by founder Jamie Frater. For nearly a decade Frater has built a library of the most prized and exotic fragrance materials. This library and Frater's obsession with classical luxury has guided the creation of this collection of