First Absinthe on the European market. Launched in May 2000. Distributed to over 50 countries worldwide. Absente has become one of the most famous absinthes worldwide. Known for its sophisticated marketing based on art and history, it is nevertheless a very contemporary drink. The bottle comes enclosed in an attractive box with a Van Gogh portrait, and is sure to catch your eye on the shelves, making for an unmistakable.experience.