Silphium Eau de Parfum

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Presented in sleek glass bottles with oversized orb caps, Stora Skuggan merges curious fascinations with playful wit to create truly distinct olfactory experiences. If you look to perfume for a sense of escapism, Silphium by Stora Skuggan will take you there.

"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.

There were many attempts to cultivate Silphium, but they inevitably failed. It would only grow wild in a limited area of the north African coast. This, in combination with its qualities as seasoning and medicine made Silphium the most valuable spice in the world, outshining both saffron and cinnamon. The demand for Silphium eventually became so overwhelming that it was harvested to extinction, and the taste and smell of the once greatest spice in the world were lost in time.

Stora Skuggan's 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 they feel represents what descriptions remains. This is set against a background of ancient incense, woods and leather.

Notes; Top: Silphium, Cistus. Middle: Cinnamon, Tobacco, Geranium, Black Pepper, Ginger, Clove. Base: Frankincense, Cedar, Myrrh, Leather.

Eau de Parfum. Comes gift boxed.

30ml.

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