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Mitti attar (baked earth)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannauj_Perfume One of the most ancient and sacred tradition in India who developed a technique to capture the exquisite scent of the earth in the beginning of monsoon season. The sun baked earth is upturned and while dry and dormant, its soil blooms with microorganisms’ activity as soon as the tiniest drops of water reach [...]

2017-06-03T07:38:58+01:00By |

Safran (Crocus sativus)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocus_sativus The stigmas of the delicate saffron flowers are harvested by hand and dried to make one of the world’s most expensive and aromatic spices. Its scent is so penetrating that the tiniest amount is needed to instill an oriental, earthy and powdery quality to a perfume.

2017-06-03T07:02:51+01:00By |

Frankincense (Boswellia serrata and other varieties)

Boswellia serrata and other varieties such as neglecta, sacra, olibanum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankincense Boswellia trees are revered since ancient times, used in religious ceremonies as well as referred to in sacred books. The resin exudes from the trunk of the trees and varies in quality and scent profile depending on many factors including the origin, the age [...]

2017-06-03T06:43:21+01:00By |

Shiso (Perilla frutescens)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perilla_frutescens Asian herbalists have used Shiso for centuries to treat flu and colds thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is commonly used as well as a food preservative and aromatic culinary ingredient. Shiso scent is green in essence with sweet and minty notes and a water quality in it. It is a very [...]

2017-06-03T06:31:28+01:00By |

Copal (Protium hepytaphyllum)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copal Also called Breu Branco in Brazil, it is a resin the tree naturally exudes from its trunk as a mean to protect itself against parasites or scratches caused by animals. It is initially a shiny white substance with a rather mineral somewhat spicy scent that dries up and solidifies with time. The shamans from [...]

2017-06-03T03:51:43+01:00By |

Ambergris (ambra grisea)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambergris Ambergris is one of the rarest find and its value surpasses the one of gold. It can be used in natural perfumes in an ethical perspective. Ambergris is an excreta from Sperm Whales that takes value by the long periods of time it would have been floating in the sea, which is why New [...]

2017-05-29T21:10:04+01:00By |