The juice of it on sleeping eye-lids laid
Will make or man or woman madly dote
Upon the next live creature that it sees
- William Shakespeare
Inspired by Shakespeare's ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Stenzhorn’s Cupid’s Potion collection is an ode to the powerful elixir concocted from the juice of a flower struck by one of Cupid’s misfired arrows.
The magical nature of the wild pansy stems from a Roman myth in which love potion is dripped into a person’s eyelids, causing them to fall in love with the first person they see.
Cupid’s Potion conjures the unreasoning, fickle, erratic, and undeniably powerful nature of love, which can lead to inexplicable and bizarre behaviour, but can never be resisted.
Pierced by Cupid's tiny arrows, the wild pansy flowers are artfully detailed with diamonds and surging love hearts.