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SLIGHTLY BITTER

$65.00

Uplifting Grapefruit seductively mingles with Lemon and Neroli in this 100% natural perfume for a tart, tantalizing scent of citrus and botanicals that can sweeten the sourest of situations. 

TOP: Grapefruit, Lemon, Tangerine
HEART: Lemon Petitgrain, Neroli 
BASE: Timur Berry, Vetiver

No phthalates • No parabens • No synthetic dyes • No formaldehyde • Vegan-friendly • Cruelty-free

Our handcrafted, natural fragrances surpass all industry standards of “clean” with their naturally derived ingredients blended in organic, non-GMO sugarcane alcohol. Each ingredient in Slightly Bitter is 100% natural or naturally-derived as defined by ISO 9235 – Natural Aromatic Raw Materials Vocabulary. 

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SCIENTIFIC NAMEDESCRIPTIONTYPE
ORGANIC NON-GMO SUGAR CANE ALCOHOLSUGARCANE ALCOHOLOrganic Alcohol 
TRIETHYL CITRATEESTER OF CITRIC ACID FROM CITRUS FRUITS / FUNCTIONAL ISOLATENaturally Derived
ZANTHOXYLUM ALATUM EXTRACTTIMUR BERRY FRUIT EXTRACTBotanical
CITRUS PARADISI  GRAPEFRUIT PEEL ESSENTIAL OILBotanical
CITRUS SINENSIS ORANGE FRUIT EXTRACTBotanical
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCISORANGE FLOWER EXTRACTBotanical
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARABITTER ORANGE (NEROLI) TREE LEAF/TWIG EXTRACTBotanical
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIALIME FRUIT EXTRACTBotanical
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIABERGAMOT FRUIT OILBotanical
CITRUS LIMON PEELLEMON FRUIT PEEL OILBotanical
CITRUS LIMON FLOWER LEMON TREE FOWER/LEAF/STEM OILBotanical
HEXENYL ACETATEGREEN NOTE / ISOLATENaturally Derived
LINALOOLLINALOOL NOTE / ISOLATENaturally Derived
METHYLBENZYL ACETATEGREEN NOTE / ISOLATENaturally Derived
VERBENA OFFICINALISVERBENA LEAF EXTRACTBotanical
LITSEA CUBEBA MAY CHANG FRUIT OILBotanical
JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA STEAM-DISTILLED RED CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OILBotanical
PROPANEDIOLFERMENTATION OF BIODIESEL AND GLYCEROL / FUNCTIONAL ISOLATENaturally Derived
JUNIPERUS COMMUNISJUNIPER FRUIT ESSENTIAL OILBotanical
VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES VETIVER ROOT EXTRACTBotanical

FUSANUS SPICATUS

AUSTRALIAN SANDALWOOD OIL Botanical 
CITRUS RETICULATATANGERINE PEEL EXTRACT Botanical 
3-HEXENOLGREEN NOTE / ISOLATENaturally Derived

Slightly bitter and perfectly sweet, Slightly Bitter is a blend of Pink Grapefruit, Lemon, and Neroli blossoms muddled with Tomato leaves, Petitgrain, and Ripe Cassis berries. The result is a tart, tantalizing, and uplifting blend of citrus and botanicals to help chase away the blues and sweeten the sourest of situations.

Our fragrances are gender-neutral and made for everyone.

APPLICATION: We use plant-based natural ingredients, which means our scents are light and sheer. To increase staying power, you’ll want to apply the fragrance periodically throughout the day.

LAYERING: We also encourage you to layer two to three Heretic fragrances not only to increase the overall intensity but to help you create your next signature scent. Choose heavy and lighter blends to layer together, spraying or dabbing the stronger scent first. View the “Layer With” section above for our perfumer’s recommendations.

RETURNS: We only accept returns for defective or damaged products. If you’d like to sample the fragrance first, we recommend you start with one of our Discovery Sets.

SHIPPING: At this time, we can only ship within the contiguous United States. We cannot ship to a P.O. Box. If you need to find an international retailer, please email us at concierge@hereticparfum.com.

Free shipping on orders of $125 or more. Otherwise, a $10 flat shipping fee applies.

PURIFYING & UPLIFTING

Our fragrances harness the aromatherapeutic power of the plant materials they’re composed of. With Slightly Bitter, you may discover a lift in your outlook and cleansing of spirit from the Ayurvedic healing properties present in our natural ingredients.

GRAPEFRUIT

Uplifts your outlook and cleanses away bad feelings.

LEMON PEEL

An uplifting mood enhancer that keeps the outlook bright.

VETIVER

Ensures you stay grounded, centered, and full of inner peace.

SLIGHTLY BITTER

$65.00

Customer Reviews

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T.L.A.
Surprisingly refreshing

This was a surprising scent. I am not sure what I was expecting. Maybe something sweeter more than bitter? Either way it surprised me. It is a refreshing sent that is cooling to the mind and body. I felt lighter just spraying it on. Perfect for summer time. stays close to the skin

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V.B.
Brighten your day!

If you would marry crushed citrus leaves with pink grapefruit, the result would be bright, delicious, but not sweet. It is reminiscent of starfruit, but the green notes rein it in, keeping it from being sweet.
It's refreshing and delightful. It brightens my day every time I wear it!

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P.
Simply Amazing

Got this wonderful fragrance as a sample as I am Heretic addict and order often. Never been disappointed. One spray and the day is no longer grey and I am ready to face anything. It is truly an uplifting, happy fragrance that you associate with good times. It's clean and luscious all at once!

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J.G.
Luscious

I have had the pleasure of indulging in both Dirty Ginger and Slightly Bitter. Both luscious and the fact that all ingredients are natural is a win-win in my book..