Kismet Olfactive is a New York City-based independent fragrance studio founded by bohemian-perfumer Shabnam Tavakol. Born and raised in California, Shabnam—Farsi for “morning dew”—is the daughter of Iranian-immigrant parents who escaped the violent 1979 Revolution in Iran, relocating to the U.S. by way of hard-won efforts and a string of good fortune. Recognizing this fortuitous past, Kismet—from the Persian qismat, meaning “fate,” or, “what is meant to be”—translates the serendipitous moments that make up our lives into wearable scents.
Tuberose Tantra is an erotic floral fragrance inspired by Eastern sex magic practices, Tuberose Tantra is energized by the ritual of building slowly rather than rushing to the climax. Infused with layers of ancient aphrodisiac oils, its base is composed of a strong bed of sandalwood, its heart contains a plentiful dose of narcotic tuberose, and its top notes burst with spicy ginger. Note: arousal may occur while wearing this fragrance.