Around the World in 10 Raw Materials theme

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Explore 10 perfumes with raw materials from various locatoins across the globe: from nutmeg harvested in Mulucu to Canadian fir resin.

Cape Heartache Imaginary Authors Fir | Coniferous forests of Canadian Alberta

This perfume’s formula has an authentic raw material to take you to the quietude of a boreal forest: Douglas fir resin mixed with a wild strawberry accord, vanilla, and hemlock.

Naïviris Pierre Guillaume Black Collection Kigelia Africana | Central Africa

While looking up what the key material in Naiviris was (Kigelia Africana aka sausage tree) we came across a fascinating description of a voodoo practice associated with it. If a man is after enlarging a very important part of his body he needs to go to a Kigelia tree, pick a young fruit, shower it with semen and then the very important part will gradually grow as will the chosen fruit. The key factor is to come back and pick the fruit when you are satisfied with the result and don't want to go any bigger. There are certain risks though: you forget which fruit it was, an elephant picks it, the fruit falls off, etc. We hope no one’s BIG plans got ruined in the production of the Kigelia extract for Naiviris.

PALO SANTO CARNER Gaiac | Tropical forests of Paraguay

Gaiac wood (aka palo santo, aka lignum vitae) is a deep sweet, ambery, creamy and quite smoky material when it comes to aroma, it’s also valued for its medicinal properties as well as very dense wood. Apart from gaiac Palo Santo’s formula features a whole bunch of exotic woods from South America and the Caribbean: tonka from Venezuela, amyris from the Dominican Republic and quite fittingly a rum note. Ahoy!

Tonnerre Beaufort Birch tar | Deciduous Forests of Central Russia

Birch tar is the main component in a classic perfume recipe: the smoky leather ‘cuir de Russie’ which got its name because of the Cossacks who chased Napoleon out of Russia all the way to Paris only to facsinate the Parisians with how they looked, behaved and… smelled. Cossacks, being a cavalry army, would wear long soft leather boots which they would treat with birch tar for shine, flexibility and waterproof effect. Ultimately, Tonnerre is more cuir de Russie than any perfume on the market at the moment as perfumers pushed the birch tar content as high as modern regulations would allow for their outstanding smoky "burning ships/gunpowder smoke accord".

Close-Up Olfactive Studio Green Coffee | Brazil’s Santo Province

Close-up has real green coffee extract in the opening and the material's green astringent character balances the sweet remainder of the formula: generously boozy cherry, Atlas cedar, Grasse rose, patchouli, tobacco, tonka and musk.

Moko Maori Gri Gri Chamomile | Italy

Although Moko Maori is conceptually about fresh shores of New Zealand, most of the notes in the perfume description are accords, work of perfumer’s imagination who used chamomile, basil, mimosa and other raw materials to create scented phantoms of tussok grass, New Zealand flax, kowhai and Manuka.

Natsumeku Parfum Prissana Yuzu&Hinoki | Japanese Countryside

Natsumeku 夏めく is Japanese for the beginning of summer and is inspired by the perfumer's travels around Japan's countryside, clear blue sky, fluffy white clouds, a shrine hidden in a forest of camphor trees, little ladybirds travellling along the blade of grass and the imaginary world of “My Neighbour Totoro”. Naturally it features a big yuzu theme, yuzu being the national citrus fruit.

Ahuizotl PRIN Mushroom extract from France

Vetiver Santal Marie Jeanne Sandalwood | New Caledonia