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Neandertal Light Perfume 30ml

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Neandertal Light Perfume 30ml

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.

Hinoki oil is expanded with muted green notes creating a horizontal landscape, an olfactory still-life representation of nature.

The binding quality of orris gives Neandertal light rigidity, form and cohesiveness within the structure. This binding quality produces a powerful resulting force, encapsulating time and the space around us.

Leather and ambergris add unparalleled natural beauty and familiarity, displaying both power and magnetism.

A contemporary portrait of the Neandertal mystery, this fragrance captures a suspended snapshot in time.

Top notes: Hinoki, Coriander, Galbanum & Violet Leaf

Heart notes: Orris & Metallic accord

Base notes: Ambergris, Patchouli, Leather, Cedar & Musk

Year: 2020

Content: Unisex eau de parfum – 30ml / 1.0 fl. oz.

Origin: London, United Kingdom

Bottle dimensions: H 9cm x W 5cm x D 5cm

Material: Handmade glass

Perfumer: Chris Maurice

Packaging dimensions: H 12.5cm x W 7.5cm x D 6cm

 

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.