Neandertal us™ explores human history through universal olfactory profiles that exist across many cultures.
Neandertal us invites self-reflection: What makes us who we are? What cultural patterns did we create for ourselves over the course of history? Neandertal us is a universal celebration of life; a distillation of our collective journey to what we know now as modern human.
A familiar yet contemporary fragrance, Neandertal us contains spices, greens, and fruits foraged from natural environments used throughout history for ceremonies, remedies, culinary purposes and perfumery. Deeper, smokier tones such as vetiver, sandalwood, oud, and musk create a well-rooted familiarity and sense of security, while a citric and green woody profile creates energy within them.
Neandertal us and them form a visual and conceptual pair that elicit a thought-provoking, olfactory experience, which speaks to our ancestral sense of belonging while addressing the tension created by one of mankind’s oldest and simplest understandings of identity. An ageless notion, in a constant state of flux, that we engage with everyday. It is an issue that carries as much weight today as it has throughout human history.
Top: Bergamot, Orange, Elemi, Pink Pepper, Black Pepper & Eucalyptus.
Heart: Rose, Cardamom, Frankincense & Geranium.
Base: Vetiver, Hyraceum, Labdanum, Myrrh, Cypriol, Cade, Oud, Tree Moss Absolute, Sandalwood Oil, Musk.
Specifications - Bottle dimensions: H 8cm x W 14cm x L 14 cm. Material: Handmade porcelain. Perfumer: Euan McCall. This scented candle contains 375g of high quality wax, crafted and hand poured in the south of France. Burning hours in optimum conditions exceeds 80 hours.