Our unconscious mind can irrecoverably bind us to certain places and moments in time. Although memories are susceptible to alter, the recollection that a solitary scent can summon is intuitive; you can feel the sensory memory bound to your body in a way that is immutable. Names of places may fade, as might the specifics of the time and day, but the scents that are imbued within us weave into the fabric of our memory, to create a mnemonic tapestry.
There are smells which conjure a universal place and feeling – like the saltiness of the sea or the comfort of freshly baked bread – but there are also scents that are intensely particular to a locality. They are so significant to the identity of an area that they become distinguished by their aroma: think of the fresh fields of lavender in Provence or the Himalayan Cedar Wood of Nepal, the beauty of these localities are fated to their sensory characteristics.
Transport scents of place back to your sanctuary so you can continue your global odyssey everyday, the aromas will help to nourish your curiosity and adorn you with an earthy and inquisitive outlook on ordinary activities. In looking at unrefined perfumes from around the world we hope to distill calm essences into your home, a reminder that your body is always rambling both from the comfort of your home and in the outside world.
Bring sensuous wonders into your dwelling with these evocative scents of place; from Mediterranean Rosemary – whose origin can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks – to Creosote Jojoba oil which has been used for centuries by indigenous Americans to treat the skin. Explore our anthology of aromas below.
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"Scents imbued within us weave into the fabric of our memory, to create a mnemonic tapestry."