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Neandertal EDP Sample Set 4 x 2ml

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Neandertal light™ is in stark contrast to Neandertal dark, a journey which explores concepts of olfactory dissonance.


Radiant and expansive Neandertal light concentrates on the present and as such, possesses a linear and harmonious structure.


Neandertal dark™ is the darker, more shadowed version of Neandertal. A scent of movement that challenges perfumery conventions.


Neandertal us™ explores human history through universal olfactory profiles that exist across many cultures. 


Neandertal them™ echoes a message from a time we have not yet experienced. It is a portrait of an optimistic future full of technological advances, hinting at an improved human life and the progress of generations to come.


4 x 2ml samples


Neandertal light contains olfactory elements: leaves / incense / hinoki / orris / galbanum / leather / ambergris


Neandertal dark contains olfactory elements: green foliage / pepper berries / citrus fruits / aromatic seeds / leather / amber / incense resins / oud


Neandertal us contains olfactory elements: citrus / incense / eucalyptus / rose / cardamom / vetiver / hyraceum / amber / oud / sandalwood / moss


Neandertal them contains olfactory elements: kelp / carrot seed / iris / neroli / hinoki / sandalwood / ambrette / styrax / musk / ambergris 


Year: 2020


Contains: Unisex Eau de Parfum 2ml x 4

As a way of artistic response to ontological questions and the history of mankind, artist Kentaro Yamada in collaboration with perfumer Euan McCall created Neandertal® Perfume. Neandertal® Perfume imagines the life of this mysterious being while raising questions of the past and future of modern humans. The results are contemporary, highly original, and expe- rimental fragrance structures which are free from conventional and traditional perfumery standards. One a darker, smokier more animalic interpretation of the concept and the other a brighter facet containing higher levels of light, delicate and fresh materials.

Woven through both scents is a hot mineral accord, taking inspiration from the hot flint aroma produced during the knapping process. The resulting accord is an overdose of several high-impact, steroidal odorants against lighter aquatic elements to recreate this sensation.

The Neandertal stoneware perfume bottle is slip cast from a flint knapped hand-axe then fired and vitrified at over 1400°C. Each bottle is handmade by the artist Kentaro Yamada.