Symphonie de Cologne Opus I (Cologne Symphony Opus I). Unisex. Natural Perfume.
An immersion in all shades of green, from the aromatic herbs around the globe to the ferns by the riverside, young leaves searching for light in the impenetrable forest and the characteristic scent of chlorophyll, life powerhouse. In a distant land, the thirsty soil shows earth’s entrails, counting the days till the arrival of the rains, holding tightly to its seeds, aimed to give birth to the colonization of grasses. Soon a river will be born; its aquatic olfactive presence will nurture all living forms, while searching its path to the sea to form new rains. A nap in the greenery, one of those privileged moments of being and savoring the ephemeral nature of seasonality.
A fresh herbs and leaves bouquet from all continents majestically illustrated by the Japanese Shiso and the subtle Holy Basil and Betel Leaves. Cologne inspired ingredients such as Lavender, Cedar and Ambergris unexpectedly meet Indian classics such as the monsoon baked earth Mitti Attar and Saffron. When soil and vegetation embrace in the cycle of life, earthy mineral-like hints of Brazilian Copal and Andiroba find resonance in the crisp brightness and mysticism of the purest Omani Green Hojari Frankincense.
Closest olfactive family
Green, rainy fresh, fern, earthy
A chameleon, energizing and relaxing depending on one’s state of mind and needs.
Note that despite its name this is a perfume concentration and not a Cologne.
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|Natural Plant-Based Perfume Content
Complete Set Glass Spray Bottle 30ml/1.0 fl.oz, Glass Roll-On 9ml/0.3 fl.oz and glass mini roll-on 1.8ml/0.06 fl.oz, Glass Roll-On 9ml /0.3fl.oz and Glass mini roll-on 1.8ml/0.06fl.oz, Glass Spray Bottle 30ml/1.0 fl.oz and Glass mini roll-on 1.8ml /0.06 fl.oz, Glass mini roll-on 1.8ml/0.06 fl.oz, Sample Card glass mini vial 1.8ml/0.06 fl.oz
|Year of creation
Phyto-Care, Sensorial Experience
Clean, Earthy, Green, Powdery, Rainy, Woody
Energizing/Uplifting, Relaxing/Calming, Sporty/Clean
|Skin type & Cultural roots
Alcohol (Alcohol), **Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Ximenia Americana (Ximenia) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable Glycerin), Tocopherol (Vit. E), *Benzyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Cinnamal, *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Eugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool.
* Occurs naturally in essential oils
** Essential and vegetable oils and extracts
100% natural plant and pure ambergris. No synthetic fragrances. Vegetarian.
All NadiaZ products are made with Virgin Vegetable Oils and GMO free. No chemical preservatives, parabens or mineral oils. Patch tested on humans. No animal testing.
NadiaZ perfumes may contain 15-150 plants which bear unique active ingredients and interact with each other in NadiaZ holistic compositions. The featured plants are a selection of some of them for you to discover. Please check the menu NadiaZ Ingredients to learn more about the brand repertoire. NadiaZ is involved in research on the specific phytotherapeutic properties of indigenous plants, however perfumes enter in the cosmetic category and not in the medicinal one, which is why legislation do not make it possible to describe those on this website or the brand documentations. Feel free to google them or check on Wikipedia to get more information, or send an email for specific questions.
Andiroba (Carapa Guianensis):
From the heart of the Amazon, Andiroba oil is processed from the Carapa Guianensis tree and is highly valued for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is an important resource for local communities, when exploited sustainably. NadiaZ promotes its use in perfumery, where it imbues very subtle, light, creamy and sweet notes.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia and subgenus):
Lavender is highly prized worldwide for its unmistakable floral fresh and woody scent reminiscent of the fields in Tuscany or Provence. Its scent and therapeutic profile depends on subgenus and species as well as on the altitude, with Bulgarian High Altitude Lavender being arguably one of the finest. NadiaZ blends various lavenders in order to reach more complex and rounder scent profiles. In aromatherapy, Lavender is used an an anxiolytic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent. Lavender contains linalyl acetate that may cause contact dermatitis on predisposed people.
Copal (Protium hepytaphyllum and other varieties):
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 the Amazonian forest use it for religious ceremonies the same way incense is being used in churches, or they make a medicinal topical preparation by mixing in oil for skin cicatrization and respiratory diseases. Copal makes an excellent natural fixative in perfumes due to its natural stickiness.
Mitti attar (Baked Earth):
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 it. The sublime aroma of the soil is distilled by artisans and settled on sandalwood oil to create this rich, soulful attar. Sandalwood in India is subject to government quotas due to the over-exploitation of the resource. Nevertheless, NadiaZ supports India’s cultural heritage preservation and collaborates actively in the search of greener production and alternative solutions for the fabrication of attars. For this reason, while it is a work in progress to improve the sustainability, NadiaZ chose to present this unique ingredient as a way to draw the attention and resources needed for its greening progresses and as an homage to mother’s earth reminding us to perceive and protect our soil rich life diversity.
Saffron (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.
Shiso (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 soothing aroma inviting to relaxation and meditation.
Green Hojari Frankincense (Boswellia sacra):
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 of the tree, weather conditions,asn. Despite conservation and cultivation efforts, the tree population is declining and aging. The Omani Green Hojari locally known as Luban Zakar is one of the rarest quality and bears a mystical powerful fresh citrus menthol scent with mineral hints. The over-exploitation of the trees contributed to their decline but nowadays there is also a risk of neglect if the long established harvesting communities are left without resource due to lack of purchase. Pragmatically, it is thus important to support the frankincense economy and valorize this holy resin in order to save the trees from extinction.
Ambergris (ambra grisea):
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 Zealand’s being one of the finest. Thus no whales are harmed nowadays when collecting beach washed Ambergris. Ambergris scent is truly unique and a natural treasure, its aroma is too complex to describe properly but bears both sea elements and animalistic/leathery ones. With aging, ambergris develops sweet floral notes reminiscent of honey or Sauternes sweet white wine. Nadia only works with true ambergris, which she tinctures herself, you will never find any synthetic ambergris in NadiaZ products.
Ximenia Oil (Ximenia Americana):
Also known as African Sour Plum and originating from the Southern Africa Savannas, this oil has a unique honey-like consistency and is extremely moisturizing. It is an excellent fixative for perfumes, thus creating lasting aromas.
Being ultra-concentrated and plant-based, this perfume is very special, creating a long-lasting scented layer marrying with the skin. So spray from a distance, on skin not exposed to the sun, leave 4 mins —until the alcohol evaporates— and only THEN smell. For a fainter scent or for sensitive skins, apply to clothes.
Shake before use to avoid blocking the spray pump. In case of blockage, remove the pump top and rinse well with water.
For external use only. Do not use on children and, as a precaution, avoid using perfumes during pregnancy as well as in the presence of children below 2 years old. Many essential oils can cause photosensitivity therefore do not use on skin exposed to the sun. All perfumes contain volatile substances; asthmatics may be best advised to test their reaction first, to apply in a well-ventilated place, and to choose roll-on applicators. Note that despite its name this is a perfume concentration and not a Cologne. Do not use every day! Wear this perfume for special days or nights, or alternate with other NadiaZ creations to diversify your exposure to valuable yet powerful plants constituents. Do not use on light colored fabrics; for coloured fabrics, test first on a small patch, and spray from a distance after mixing well to avoid oil staining.
Contains tree nuts, kernel, unrefined virgin seed oils and ambergris. May have been in contact with bee and dairy products. Contains Herbs and Lavender oils that may trigger contact allergies in predisposed people, especially people subject to hay fever. Allergens occur naturally in essential oils; to prevent allergies, it is recommended to use in reasonable quantities, alternate perfumes, or apply on clothes. Likewise, it is recommendable to reduce all other sources of allergens at home (ambient perfumes, deodorizers, scented candles, harsh detergents, etc).
Store in a dark, dry and cool place. This is a natural product subject to small variations in color, scent and texture. This product is highly inflammable; keep away from any flame or heat, no not spray on an open flame or other ignition source. Keep out of reach from children. In case of ingestion, consult a doctor immediately.In case of contact with the eyes, rinse immediately and consult a doctor. Use before expiration date (24 months).
NadiaZ formulations favor the preservation of the active ingredients by using virgin plant oils, thus many perfumes have several highly valuable phases, or sediments, which need to be blended by shaking before use. Waxes and butters may solidify in cold and regain fluidity when gently warmed up with your hands or in lukewarm water.
As many of the perfume ingredients are wild indigenous plants extracts, NadiaZ perfumes may vary slightly in scent, depending on ingredient origin, climate and harvest conditions, extraction methods and processing. While all NadiaZ ingredients concentrations are adjusted by the perfumer’s nose, NadiaZ aims for uttermost quality in its materials, without standardization, sourcing them from a wide variety of locations and producers. This minimizes their ecological footprint and involves working with smaller communities. As a result, this limits the environmental impact on a single geographical origin and improves the sustainability of harvesting practices, as well as reducing climatic risks.
Recycle glass and paper. Essential oils cannot be disposed in water; for safe disposal, pour on soil away from any water sources.
NadiaZ Perfume bottles can be refilled by sending them back to NadiaZ (directly or through your contact representative). The difference of environmental footprint on whether it is best to recycle NadiaZ bottles with your nearby glass collector or to send it back to NadiaZ is not simple to evaluate. It involves many parameters such as distances, collection capacity, sorting capacity (to separate the pumps or gold plates from the bottles)… Rest assured that whatever your decision is, it will be the best as long as you make the effort to recycle.
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