Agent Provocateur Fatale, a new feminine fragrance with notes of Madagascar pink pepper, succulent mango nectar, exotic blackcurrant, velvet gardenia, royal orris absolute, Indonesian patchouli, sulty skin musk, vanilla orchid aphrodisiac, chocolate gourmand addiction and Spanish labdanum. Fatale was developed by perfumer Jean-Marc Chaillan and seems to signal a change in direction for the Agent Provocateur fragrance collection.
Fatale opens with a bold chocolate accord, and the fruit is there too — but the mango slices have been dipped in chocolate, the blackcurrants have been dipped in chocolate, and even the pink pepper is just a dusting over this fondue-like gathering of notes. The fragrance turns out to be front-loaded, with most of its emphasis on the top notes. Fatale loses most of its glossy sweetness within an hour, left with a dustier heart of powdered cocoa and some very subtle iris and white floral notes.
As the fruit notes gradually vanish and the soft florals mix with a quiet, creamy vanilla and the remnants of the fruit-and-chocolate fondue, Fatale morphs from a “fruitchouli” into a “fleurmand.