La Fée


Absinthe is officially declared outlawed in 1915 by the French government (and subsequently by many other countries) due to the alleged hallucinogenic effects that caused its active ingredient, Tujone. The real reason is that the wormwood became extremely popular in 1870, when the phylloxera affected and destroyed the vineyards throughout Europe and the wine was replaced with absinthe. Thus, in the early nineteenth century, the leading wine producers combined their power and political influence by declaring it illegal.