Perfumery is a secretive art. Especially for an uncultured Slovak peasant, like me. And as much as everyone doubts me, and as uneducated and unsophisticated as I am, I posses the one quality a family fortunes can never buy. I have a curios mind!
And it’s with this curiosity that I taught myself how to make perfumes. When I first started out, the only information I could gather was from the public domain. Mostly turn-of-the-century apothecary books. Books with formulas for headache, sore feet and dry cough, but books that also included simple cologne recipes. From cologne, to fougere, to chypre... I traced the development of perfumery.
For 4 years I washed busses nights, landscaped on weekends and studied perfumery alone, in my bedroom, in my free time. As my knowledge base grew, so too did my materials library and formula complexity.Civet Cat Chypre expresses my beginnings, my respect for Vintage French Perfumery.
Top Notes: bergamot (Italy) lemon (California) clary sage (Russia) lavender (French Alps).
Middle Notes: rose otto & absolute (Egypt) jasmine grande florum absolute (India) cedar wood (Canada) and carrot seed (USA)
Base notes: orris butter (Italy) Indian sandalwood, labdanum (Crete, Grece) tonka bean absolute (France) civet musk (Ethiopia) oak moss absolute (Serbia & Croatia)