Stora Skuggan launch new scent Azalai, a “sultry reinterpretation of luxurious”

Swedish fragrance home, Stora Skuggan, have launched their sixth perfume, Azalai. They describe the scent as”a spicy amber – a sultry reinterpretation of luxurious.”

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The scent is called after a caravan route by way of the Ténéré area of the Saharan desert, the place folks have transported salt and gold for a thousand years:

Alongside the route stood one single acacia tree, the one residing factor in an ocean of sand. This was essentially the most remoted tree on the planet, 150 km from another.

This acacia, recognized merely as The Tree of Ténéré, was the final surviving plant from a time when the desert was much less parched than it’s immediately, because of roots reaching deep down right into a water pocket, an underground pool hidden greater than 30 meters under the desert. It’s simple to see how the Tuareg caravan riders, themselves desert survival specialists, held the tree and its superb fortitude in highest regard. Breaking its branches for firewood or letting the camels eat from the leaves have been thought-about blasphemy.

This loneliest tree on the planet was one among only a few landmarks alongside the Azalai, a sacred testomony to the resilience of life, that had guided caravans for hundreds of years. Regardless of this, and the truth that it was the one impediment for miles round, a truck driver that had drunkenly fallen asleep behind the wheel crashed into it in 1973, and killed it.

Notes for Azalai embody saffron and blood orange, musk velvione (a fabric that has been described as urgent the nostril to the pores and skin of a new child’s scalp). Gum acacia, a syrup produced from acacia sap, supplies sugary sweetness balanced by salty amber and incense. A contact of mint tea and dried fruit pays homage to the Tuareg caravan riders.

The perfume is accessible to buy at the Stora Skuggan website.