Stora Skuggan Thumbsucker – Eau de Parfum – Sample

“Me he shall suck” - Indra, King of Gods

In a distant past when the gods still mingled with mortal men, Yuvanaswa was king of the dynasty Ikshaku. Yuvanaswa was a great and humble king, loved by all his subjects, his many wives and concubines. But despite all of his wealth and good fortune, he was not happy. He gave over rule of his kingdom to his ministers and went into the forest as an ascetic, where he met the holy sage Bhrigu. The great sage greeted the king and asked what troubled him, Yuvanaswa explained that he had everything except a child, which he wanted more than anything. Sage Bhrigu felt pity with the king, and told him that he would prepare a magic potion that would solve his problem. He also instructed him to return to his kingdom and arrange a huge yagya ritual. Yuvanaswa did as he was told, and held a ritual with great fires, offerings and vedic chanting that went on for several days. On the last evening, King Yuvanaswa was exhausted and very thirsty, and as he stumbled around he came across a beautiful pitcher of water and drank all of it. Dumbass. The pitcher was the magic potion prepared by the great sages, intended for the Queen to drink. So, obviously, the king himself got pregnant. Luckily for the devout Yuvanaswa, he was held in high regard by the holy powers. And when his pregnancy came to term, the great sages and even the King of Gods Indra joined him and cut a hole in the kings thigh to deliver the baby boy. But a new problem arose; the king could not breastfeed his child. Indra cut his thumb, and because he was a god, his veins were filled with life-giving nectar instead of blood. So he let the boy suck his thumb and he proclaimed “Mandhata”, and that was the name of the new king, who would conquer all of the earth. And that’s why babies, being born with the memory of their divine ancestors, still suck their thumbs. (Mandhata in sanskrit literally means “Me he shall suck”)

Perfumer: Tomas Hempel

Made in: Sweden

Packaging: Glass spray bottle

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Parfum, Dipropylene Glycol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Isoeugenol, D-Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Cinnamate, Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Eugenol, Parnesol, Geraniol, Linaloo, Bht.

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Stora Skuggan
Thumbsucker – Eau de Parfum – Sample

Eau de Parfum
€6.90 * / 0.0015 l
(€4,600.00 / 1 l)

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Thumbsucker – Eau de Parfum – 30ml
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Thumbsucker – Eau de Parfum – Sample

Thumbsucker is a narcotic nectar floriental inspired by the reason babies suck their thumbs according to Hindu mythology. Around the world, folklore offers different explanations of thumb sucking, but probably the wildest and most extravagant theory comes from ancient Purana writings. Once upon a time a king accidentally drank the magic potion prepared for the queen, became pregnant from it, had a baby and could not breastfeed it, which is why the god Indra cut his finger and was thus able to nurse the baby with his live-giving nectar via his bleeding thumb.
A perfume that is 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 the unmistakably sacred Himalayan cedar. 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

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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