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Thumbsucker

Stora Skuggan

Thumbsucker is the fifth fragrance from Stockholm based perfumery Stora Skuggan. It’s a narcotic nectar floriental inspired by the reason babies suck their thumbs according to Hindu mythology.

Stora Skuggan wanted to create a perfume that was both sweetly comforting and intimate bordering the uncomfortable. The fragrance is centered around a few key elements, sweet and exhilarating honey is mixed with the narcotic and slightly dirty flower narcissus. In the base the golden hue of honey is mirrored through Himalayan cedar, which is similar to cedarwood atlas but even sharper and unmistakably sacred in impression. Cherry, styrax and bitter almond creates a dissonant underside to balance the sweet nectar.

Top notes: Honey, Narcissus

Heart notes: Violet, Cherry

Base notes: Himalayan cedar bitter almond, Styrax balsam candle wax

Specifications - 30 ml. Handmade in Stockholm, Sweden.

Please note: Perfumes are only shipped to EU.

 
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Moonmilk

Stora Skuggan

The famous Swiss naturalist Conrad Gessner is considered the founder of mod- ern zoology, but as a true 16th century scientist he was also: a prominent physician, botanist, linguist and — of course — spelunking adventurer. In his ‘Descriptio Montis Fracti sive Montis Pilati’ from 1555, he chronicles his climb to the summit of Mount Pilatus, but we also get to follow him into the caves of the Alps. ‘At night, the moon shines into the cave so brightly the light itself seems to take form, like a mist. It gathers in the ceiling and makes the limestone stalactites glitter and gleam, dripping tears of white liquid into puddles on the rock floor that never dries. Moonmilk.’

Today, moonmilk still exists in caves all over the world, with the largest formations being found in Arizona, but the theory of it being produced by the rays of the moon has lost some of its popularity.

The holy smell of sandalwood is present throughout the entire lifespan of the perfume. The top notes are coupled with fresh lime and dry black tea, while spices and lily of the valley bolster the heart of the fragrance. As the per- fume dries down, the sandalwood remains dominant, with a supportive note of light leather.

Top notes: Black tea, lime

Heart notes: Cardamom, lily-of-the-valley, mandarin, black pepper

Base notes: Sandalwood, tan leather

Specifications - 30 ml. Handmade in Stockholm, Sweden.

Please note: Perfumes are only shipped to EU.

 
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Mistpouffer

Stora Skuggan

A Mistpouffer is an unexplained natural sound, a sonic boom like distant cannon fire that seems to come out of the fog over large lakes or rivers. It has been recorded all over the world throughout history, and is the source of many legends. In Japan the phenomenon is called Uminari meaning “cries from the sea”. In Connecticut the Machimoodus State Park gets its name from the Native American name for the area, which means “place of bad noises”.

Despite scientific attempts to understand the sounds (that can still be heard to this day), its source has still not been identified. Possible explanations include solar winds resonating in the atmosphere, underground earthquakes or gas bubbles being released from the deep. Others believe it is the work of extraterrestrial or subsurface civilizations. Early settlers in North America were told by the native Haudenosaunee Iroquois that the booms were the sound of the Great Spirit continuing his work of shaping the earth.

Top notes: Bergamot, Immortelle

Heart notes: Ozone, Fig Leaf Pine

Base notes: Smoke Vetiver, Malt Sugar Cypriol

Specifications - 30 ml. Handmade in Stockholm, Sweden.

Please note: Perfumes are only shipped to EU.

 
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Fantôme de Maules

Stora Skuggan

Fantôme de Maules is inspired by an enigmatic hermit that’s been living the last ten years in the forests of Maules, Switzerland. A modern forest spirit with the scent of oakmoss, lavender, green leaves, spice and sandalwood.

Top notes: Green leaves, Lemon, Galbanum, Bergamot

Mid notes: Black pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Coriander, Lavender, Olibanum.

Base notes: Ambroxan, Iso E Super, Habanolide, Cashmeran, Oakmoss, Labdanum, Vetiver, Sandalwood

Specifications - 30 ml. Handmade in Stockholm, Sweden.

Please note: Perfumes are only shipped to EU.

 
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