‘Bright, exotic and full of life, the scent of ginger, scattering is green and gold sparks in the air, reminds me of festive fireworks. Ginger — a whole, amazing 10% of it in the formula — is the core of Queer de Russie, defining its luscious, radiant nature. Of course, we used the best raw material there is, the CO2-extract. Unlike the more commonly available steam distilled oil, it does smell just like the freshly harvested ginger root — in all its glorious complexity,’ — Valery Mikhalitsyn.
‘It is not possible to make a beautiful suede accord without using synthetics, but even those don’t guarantee you won’t end up with something way too powdery and old-fashioned. With Queer de Russie, we decided to challenge the “cuir” canon and created a suede note that smells very high-tech — like it’s been grown in a lab on the top floor of a skyscraper. It’s still a leather note, but a clean and futuristic one, with an exciting touch of latex that matches the idea of Queer de Russie so well,’ — Valery Mikhalitsyn.