Neandertal | Neandertal Light
The Neandertal project was inspired by the history of Neandertal, who mysteriously disappeared from earth around 30,000 years ago. They are often thought to be wild and animal-like beings, but recent discoveries have proven their highly intelligent life and sophistication. Neandertals painted geometric shapes as cave paintings before humans, used musical instruments and very likely spoke their own language. Neandertal perfume is designed for the contemporary Neandertal. It reflects their life in the past as well as the sophisticated future they never had the chance to see. The two unisex fragrances were created by Scottish perfumer Euan McCall, inspired by an invention of what a Neandertal’s essence might have been today, should they have evolved alongside us. Ingredients such as musk and amber, natural to their environments, are combined with fresher tones compounding into a mixture of sophisticated olfactory palettes wearable by today’s humans.
Nendertal, Neanderthal, Perfum, Perfum, Kentaro Yamada, Euan McCall, Prehistoric, stone tool, Fragrance, art, ace hotel
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Neandertal Perfume White
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Neandertal Light

£220.00

Limited edition of 100. White bone china bottle is individually handcrafted by the artist Kentaro Yamada.

Lighter of the Two, This unisex fragrance contains fresher tops such as grapefruits and mandarin mixed with beautiful deep body.

Top – Marine accord, Aldehydes, Hinoki, Juniper, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Mandarin and Pink Pepper
Heart – Galbanum, Saffron, Caraway co2, Ginger absolute, Tobacco, Angelica, Frankincense and Myrrh
Base – Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tonka bean, Amber, Musk, Cedarwood, Styrax absolute and Vetiver.

Perfumer: Euan McCall
Size: 13cm (h) x 10cm (w) x 5cm (d)
Contains:Eau de Parfum 10ml + 10ml refill*
Edition: 100
* Refills available on request.

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Description

Neandertal ‘light’

The base of Neandertal ‘light’ is a similar structure to that of the ‘dark’ version. The main point of difference is the substitution of oud, patchouli, labdanum and heavy musk’s for several lighter, sweeter musk products rendering the formula into an overall slimmer and more airier reflection of the dark original.  In this instance vetiver has been used as a foundation material for the pronounced oceanic accord running the length of the formula. The amber sensation leans more in the direction of cedar and ambergris. The base is rounded out with creamy, nutty, vanillic sandalwood notes.

Frankincense and myrrh glow delicately in the background of the heart in this lighter interpretation, supplementing the triad of tobacco, rose, saffron and helping to accentuate their warmth. At the centre of the fragrance we find regal magnolia veiled in rooty galbanum. The intended effect here being the flower in bud stage. As the fragrance warms on skin the magnolia seems to unfurl into full bloom. The original piquant duo of caraway and ginger are also present here as in Neandertal ‘dark’. 

With Neandertal ‘light’ I wanted more lift and brightness, a juxtaposition to Neandertal ‘dark’. I achieved this using a higher concentration of citrus components, an exaggerated marine/solar accord and terpenic berry notes. A quartet of citrus oils added a multi-dimensioned citric surround; sweetness imparted by mandarin and tangerine, bergamot for its unique floral bouquet and grapefruit with its bitter punch of salty citrus segueing into a marine/solar accord. The ozonic materials are tempered by salicylates sustaining effects akin to harmonics. The pink pepper in the top of the dark version has been exchanged for the clearer profile of Brazilian pepper berries and  juniper berry. The berry aspect gives beautiful bite and aromatic lift to the composition suspended comfortably above the Hinoki accord.

Additional Information
Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 13 x 10 x 5 cm