Simon Constantine of ånd perfume “Unstink the World” by way of @and_fragrances Instagram
“We bridge the hole between the previous world and a brand new world. Not simply because we use historical and revered elements. However by actively addressing social justice.
By standing in solidarity with indigenous communities and people defending treasured ecosystems.
By hand-sourcing and hand-formulating pure important oils and essences. We’ll go additional. That is simply the beginning.
But when we are able to cut back the stench of exploitation, senseless consumption, flagrant and disgusting over-indulgence and pointless opulence, then it’s a sensible place to start out.
So let’s unstink the world.” ~ Simon Constantine, founder and nostril for ånd perfume
Indigo Perfumery header for ånd perfume
Simon Constantine, we’re all ears. We welcome your refreshingly candid philosophy. Ever since I realized of the model ånd perfume, I’ve been keen to smell these out – however they didn’t mail to the U.S. Now they’re lastly accessible in the usA at Indigo Perfumery – and really lately Ann Bouterse kindly despatched me a pattern equipment for my delectation. I’m right here to attest that there’s something for everybody on this assortment. True to earlier type as a creator for LUSH and Gorilla Perfumes, Simon Constantine continues to garner sustainable olfactory supplies from across the globe which he employs in his compositions. I’d enterprise to say that the ånd perfume assortment seems maybe tighter than his earlier perfumes; they’re superbly completed and preserve the perfumer’s proclivity for that surprising ingredient which renders his scents so interesting and unique.
There are actually gourmands right here to tempt just about anybody – and I’d embody his lemon-shortbready (assume lemon meringue pie atop a Kerrygold butter crust) får, exotically floral vanilla måd, and ingenious, headily anisic/floral/fruity/tonka beån amongst them. For individuals who crave an edge, bårk will fill the invoice properly: an eclectic tackle rosewood by which the various gamers encompass mango, marijuana, and neroli. Earthiest hippies (then and now) will enjoyment of påtch – the nuptials of darkish Sumatran patchouli, oud, and osmanthus. Drawn as I’m to the woody ones, I selected ånd perfume frånk, båre, and sånd as my favourite trio. Let’s put it this fashion: I loved them a lot that I went forward and bought somewhat of every.
ånd perfume frånk collage by Michelyn utilizing photos from Indigo Perfumery
ånd perfume frånk: frånk is a scrumptious shock, taking part in upon the lemony sides which incense can manifest (elemi is famend for this, however a citrusy side is attribute of frankincense as nicely). The beautiful aridity of myrrh makes an instinctive companion as the 2 type a loving sacrosanct liaison. You may surmise that this perfume would appear overly dry and dusty, however this couldn’t be farther from the reality. frånk commences with a quick tonic blast which morphs right into a soothing, tender scent, comfortable and candy. Lemon stays lemon, however it smells neither astringent nor acrid; there’s a kiss of effervescence about it which retains its freshness into the drydown. frånk is a wonderful alternative for summer season put on, or any time one wishes becalming. Notes: Somalian frankincense, myrrh, lemon
ånd perfume naked collage by Michelyn
ånd perfume naked: Taken at face worth, båre seems as an intense conifer grocery checklist: appearances will be deceiving. Whereas båre opens with a sylvan trumpet fanfare upon first utility, this stage doesn’t persist. The perfume really develops and takes the wearer on a journey by way of the forest, full with twists and turns alongside the way in which. It reminds us how complicated and jammy sure conifers scent in absolute format, which they most actually do. The Western crimson cedars of British Columbia embody the deliciousness of anise and fruit; Douglas fir is like confiture for the nostril, with its crimson raspberry and blackcurrant nuances; shore pine is gentle, brilliant and terpenic. Rosewood (aniba rosadora is a member of the magnolia household – and an evergreen) has qualities which endear it to us: deeply balsamic, fruity/floral and camphoraceous with a contact of pepper, it’s naturally wealthy in linalool – a naturally-occurring substance which promotes rest and a way of well-being. Notes: Western crimson cedar, shore pine, Douglas fir, rosewood
ånd perfume sånd collage by Michelyn
ånd perfume sånd: It’s not good to play favorites, as everybody is aware of – however I’m going to exit on a limb and declare ånd perfume sånd as my favourite. Ever since I sampled it, I’ve been besotted; that is but another occasion the place itemizing notes doesn’t do a perfume justice. Toss your prejudices into the trash and belief your nostril: you don’t have to like banana, or mimosa (who doesn’t love mimosa?) to understand sånd’s heat, participating persona. From starting to nicely into its drydown, this fragrance is pure pleasure: mimosa, banana and spice contribute luminosity and character to luxe sandalwood and vetiver. Labdanum provides a crepuscular side, with benzoin serving to to anchor and spherical out the composition. The top result’s a perfume which is as supremely comforting as it’s subtle; it possesses superior longevity as nicely. Notes: Australian sandalwood, mimosa, Madagascan vetiver, banana, cardamom, black pepper, labdanum, benzoin
Sample set of eight kindly supplied by Ann Bouterse of Indigo Perfumery – many thanks! My nostril is my very own…
~ Ida Meister, Deputy and Pure Perfumery Editor
Deputy Editor Be aware: Within the curiosity of disclosure, you’ll must know that I’ve sweet-amplifying pores and skin: our Editor-In-Chief Michelyn Camen was wont to notice that each former Managing Editor Mark Behnke and I possess “peacock pores and skin”, as she referred to it – pores and skin that tends to showcase scent and make practically any perfume scent good. My subject is that if there may be only a scootch of sweetness, it can declaim its presence boldly upon utility. This is the reason I’m cautious with gourmands; I both scent like a pâtisserie on legs, or run the danger of being bitten by the hungry. Even the woodiest of fragrances are likely to skew honeyed once I put on them – which explains my selections above.-Ida
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