Madagasgar’s threatened forests are home to some of the most intoxicating plants in the world. Including vanilla. Which smells loads better than a lemur.
But we’re not talking about ice cream or a shot of vanilla goo in a skinny latte. No, this is naked vanilla packed with luxurious orchid warmth. Blended with the best Madagascar has to offer including ylang oil, vetiver,violet, musk, jasmine and cloves.
Think of this it as an ecosystem in a bottle; a hug from mother earth. You get the picture.
Frankincense. Bet you’re thinking dark, churchy dusty incense and smells of a dodgy pipe smoking priest’s frayed robes.
Fact is, frankincense can be fresh and fruity. Seriously.
What we do with this arcane and noble fragrance is close to a miracle. A true celebration of fun, fresh and fruit. You ‘eard. And not any creepy old clergy or a spooky gothic church in sight.
Ahhh cedar. Old school floors, air freshener in the downstairs loo with a top note of disinfectant. Yeah right
This delicious fragrance encapsulates the living heart of the forest with lingering and enigmatic essence of the Great Bear rainforest.
With sustainably sourced ingredients from within its bosom that help maintain this breathtaking but threatened environment, its wonderful wildlife and its ancient peoples.
Does it pack a punch? Do bears...?
Cigar boxes. Camden market bong shops reeking of joss sticks. Old lady soap. Sandalwood sometimes gets a bit of a bad rap. Undaunted, we’ve taken the dependable old fave and turned it on its head.
We’ve tracked down a unique Australian sandalwood versatile enough to handle hints of outlandish but ethically and sustainably sourced banana, cardamom, black pepper with weird and wonderful Labdanum and Benzoin resin. Which all means that this is sandalwood unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
So, unlike the bong shop, it won’t make your hair stink for weeks.
For far too long, Tonka has been sacked off as poor man's vanilla. But no one should put this baby in the corner.
In actual fact its warmth and richness make it a classic in its own right. And once you’ve chucked in ethically sourced and sustainable Brazilian orange oil, lavender, neroli and fennel, you’re really cooking.
All oomph and sophistication. Like a rich, yummy posh pudding with none of the calories or the guilt.