Fernet! This stuff is an old-school Italian herbal panacea used for everything from hangovers to cholera. Like most such concoctions, the original is a fairly strong liqueur with dozens of ingredients--nowadays, it's primarily used as a digestif instead of medicine. Its flavor has been likened to getting punched in the nose. Millions of people worldwide delight in this nose-punch, and we salute their fortitude.
We've toned it down just a bit and picked out our favorites from the mile-long ingredients list: myrrh, cardamom, blood orange peel, sage and bay.
Posted by lilbunnygirl on 19th Feb 2014
I reviewed this wonderful scent below, I just wanted to add that when describing it to a friend, I said "This smells like something European millionaires drink to recover from their hangovers before they hop on their helicopters home from the casino in Monte Carlo."
That pretty much sums it up. Good stuff, y'all!
Posted by lilbunnygirl on 29th Dec 2013
I adore this scent! It is like a punch in the nose, in he best possible way. It's a wake up call for my senses! Very brisk, sharply spicy and herbal, it really does smell like something you'd buy from a snake oil salesman promising you health and longevity.
Posted by Marty on 2nd Sep 2012
This has become one of my all-time favorites! It's hard to describe, because the sum is definitely greater than the parts. A little fruity and herbal, a little bitter and arcane, it's definitely a no-nonsense scent that makes me feel sharp, alert, and alive. It smells crimson and purple, and I could imagine the very nicest Borgia sister wearing it. :-> I wear it when I want to conquer things and Take Care of Business.