Stora Skuggan Silphium – Eau de Parfum – 30ml
Stora Skuggan Silphium – Eau de Parfum – 30ml
Stora Skuggan Silphium – Eau de Parfum – 30ml

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. Our 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 we feel represents what descriptions remains. This is set against a background of ancient incense, woods and leather.

Perfumer:​ Tomas Hempel

Made in: Sweden

Packaging: Glass spray bottle

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Bht, Dipropylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Citronellol, Limonene, Eugenol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Linalool.

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Stora Skuggan
Silphium – Eau de Parfum – 30ml

Eau de Parfum
€140.00 * / 0.03 l
(€4,666.67 / 1 l)

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  • Less waste
  • Vegan
  • Travel-size

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Silphium – Eau de Parfum – 30ml
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While light incense evaporates, bitter-greenish notes are mixed in. A purifying, cold scent. The taste and smell of what was once the world's greatest spice has been lost over time and is captured in this unique fragrance. Whether used as a medicinal plant or a spice, silphium captivates with its bitterness. Cold and pure. Accompanied by a wonderful, spicy-fruity ginger note on a few balls of black, crushed pepper. A tickle in the nose, lets you breathe deeply. A little clove and myrrh are mixed in. Cloves, slightly sweetish and myrrh nice reddish resinous. A medicine - herbal, dry and cold. Balsam for body and soul.

Top Notes: Silphium Accord, Cistus
Heart Notes: Cinnamon, Tobacco, Geranium, Black Pepper, Ginger, Clove
Base Notes: Frankincense, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Leather

Stora Skuggan
Stora Skuggan
Gegründet: 2015
Herkunft: Sweden

Stora Skuggan is a niche perfume brand from Sweden, founded in 2015. The brand is run by a small group of perfumers and designers. All work is performed at the Stora Skuggan fragrance studio or lab in Stockholm by hand - composing and producing the fragrances, creating the artwork and packaging. Stora Skuggan perfumes are based on stories that blur the line between myth and reality. Central to the brand, these tales are conceptualized through scent and art, creating a small universe for each product. Scent is a way of communicating, telling stories and experiencing them. Their unique way to ...More

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