House: Stora Skuggan
Country of origin: Sweden
Olfactory notes: sivlphium accord, cistus; cinnamon, black pepper, tobacco, ginger, geranium, clove; frankincense, myrrh, cedar wood, leather.
Silphium (probably of the genus Ferula) was a plant that grew in the area of Cyrene, present day Libya, and was widely renowned as a spice, medicinal herb and perfume ingredient throughout the empires of the classical antiquity. This rendition of the historical plant was created by researching surviving assumed relatives of Silphium, using aromachemicals (the molecular building blocks of scents) to create an accord that represents what descriptions remain. This is set against a background of ancient incense, woods and leather.
30 ml eau de parfum