Stora Skuggan

Silphium Eau de Parfum

$250.00

Silphium Accord, Cistus, Cinnamon, Tobacco, Geranium, Black Ginger, Ginger, Clove, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Leather

"Even if one just tastes it, at once arouses a humour throughout the body and has a very healthy aroma” - Pedanius Dioscorides, around year 70 BC.

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. It was praised by Greek philosophers and writers, as well as Roman emperors and cookbook authors. Our rendition of this historical plant is created by researching surviving assumed relatives of Silphium, using aromachemicals (the molecular building blocks of scents) to create an accord that we feel represents what descriptions remains. This is set against a background of ancient incense, woods and leather.

30 mls Eau de Parfum

Oversized, architectural caps, and fantasy-inspired names, Stora Skuggan's perfumes are distinctive and eye-catching. The addition of playful mythologies or phenomenons around each scent makes them even more appealing for those who look to perfume for a sense of escapism.

Stora Skuggan is a Stockholm-based perfume studio that began as a project among five multidisciplinary creatives. Since launching in 2015 they have established themselves as a niche house that reimagines perfume-making.

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