Neanderthal is a fragrance inspired by the Neanderthal Man, hominid who lived in the prehistoric period of the Paleolithic period, between 200 thousand and 40 thousand years ago. He was gifted with a refined intelligence, he painted, he made stone tools, jewels, he played an instrument similar to the flute. He lived with Homo Sapiens for 10,000 years and mysteriously disappeared 30,000 years ago. From the Neanderthals we inherited 1-4% of our DNA. The idea behind the Neandertal fragrance comes from a series of questions about the Nanderthal Man and contemporary man: who is and how would the Neanderthal Man be today? What smells would you perceive? What olfactory memories would you bring with you from your distant past and what scents would you notice in our days? Neanderthal, the result of the collaboration between the Scottish perfumer Euan Mccall and the Japanese artist Kentaro Yamada, artistically responds to this historical, anthropological and cultural research. Proposed in two declinations, Light and Dark, Neandertal conceptualizes the relationship between prehistory and present; between instinct, animality and olfactory perception; between roots, memory and current reality; between beauty, nature and aesthetic-sensorial experience. Neandertal Light represents the contemporary side of the concept, expressed in a green and flowery aromatic key. It is a linear and harmonious fragrance, a firm olfactory image of essences emanating from an authentic Nature, made of plant, animal and mineral elements. Neandertal Light opens with penetrating and spontaneous notes like those of Hinoki, Coriander, Galbanum and Violet Leaf. The Orris, the heart of the perfume, binds and harmonizes with metal accords the entire olfactory structure, to hatch on the finish with intense, arboreal and spicy notes such as those of Ambergris, Musk and Cedar wood. The stoneware bottle is handmade by Kentaro Yamada.
From the collaboration between the Japanese artist Kentaro Yamada and the scottish perfumer Euan McCall born the Neandertal perfumes, artistic, conceptual and unisex fragrances designed to celebrate the mysterious but indissoluble relationship between the Neanderthal and the contemporary Man. If Neanderthal, a hominid of refined intelligence and creative ability, were still among us, what perfumes would he perceive and how? A possible, fascinating answer in two fragrances: Neandertal Light, light, luminous and delicate; and Neandertal Dark, dark, smoky, wild. These are sophisticated blends, extraordinarily original and complex, far from the standards of traditional perfumery. Fresh, green and floral olfactory notes blend with innovative aromas, resinous distillates and mineral, earthy or animal compounds, like the natural smell of leather. The mixture of ingredients that exist even at the time of the Neanderthal Man along with other more contemporary rekindles a visceral olfactory memory, which has its roots, our roots, in Prehistory. Each Neandertal perfum bottle is unique and handmade by Kentaro Yamada.
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