A play on words combining the deadly praying mantis with the french word for “deceiver, ” Manteuse is quite clearly not meant to be a gentle fragrance. Instead, this bold new floral from Stephane Humbert Lucas is a swaggering, sensuous throwback to the unapologetic musky florals of the 1990s, strong, warm, and utterly mesmerizing. Opening with a rich, vivid blast of bergamot and bright white florals, Manteuse stuns its prey before injecting its poison, a deeply narcotic, languorous blend of sweet honey and rich, resin-flushed iris. As the deeply powdery, smoothly seductive base of woodsy musks takes hold, we find ourselves utterly paralyzed, gripped with uncontrollable pleasure, defenseless against the gorgeous power of the scent. For those who still long for bold, sexy fragrances meant to unapologetically turn heads, Manteuse is bound to be your newest obsession.