In our work, we go back to the times when perfumery was a craft. The perfumes were made in small factories in France and Germany, from plants grown on family farms. The raw materials such as essential oils or absolutes, were obtained by the same families right after the harvest. The time when the harvest lasted 30-35 days (Rose), and the harvest from a given year gave slightly different material than in previous years, thus emphasizing the transience of nature.
In the times, that we are referring to, it was normal that perfumes lasted for a short period of time. The short duration was not a “flaw” of the perfume, just a natural feature. The perfumer created perfumes that were not only to fit into the trends of the time, but also to help the person wearing them stay healthy. Already at this stage in the development of perfumery, the fragrance has come a long way in the history of mankind.
The first fragrances, obtained from resins, were reserved for sacrifice and only priests had the right to prepare and burn them (the perfumes of that time were powdered resins that had to be burned to give out the scent, hence the name from Latin per fumum – through smoke). The perfume recipe also appears in the Bible. In ancient Egypt, the invention of the alembic made it possible to obtain essential oils. In later medieval times, perfumes became a weapon against plague. The market for leather gloves impregnated with lavender and rosemary oils to protect against viruses and bacteria has developed. This is when the water of the Hungarian queen is created – first the medicine and the elixir of “youth”, then the first perfume.
In the years 1880-1890 the first synthetic molecules – vanillin and coumarin – were created.
We decided that our fragrances would be created according to the standards of perfumery craftsmanship before that moment. That is why we only use natural essential oils, absolutes and tinctures (which we make ourselves) in the highest concentration of extrait de parfum.
We want our fragrances to be remembered for a long time, and to come back to them. Our perfumes will smell different on everyone, they are discreet, blend with the natural scent of our skin, do not disturb it or mask it. Sometimes, to feel them, you have to bend down, bring your nose up to the neck or wrist. Other times, blown by the wind, can be felt around.
Produced in small batches, they are seasonal, therefore they are also variable, depended on the harvest of plants used in a given composition.
For those for whom it is the first contact with our perfumes, we recommend that you start your adventure with samples.