SILPHIUM

$ 159.00

Stora Skuggan was founded by Tomas Hempel and Olle Hemmendorff in 2015 out of a shared passion for fragrance. All of their fragrances, artwork and packaging are made by hand in their lab/studio in Stockholm, Sweden.

Silphium was a plant that grew in the area of Cyrene, present day Libya, highly praised by Greek philosophers and Roman emperors. It was renowned as a spice and medicinal herb throughout the empires of classical antiquity. Attempts to cultivate the plant failed, as it would only grow wild in a limited area of the north African coast. The demand was so high it was harvested to extinction, and eventually lost in time.
This scent is a rendition of this historical plant, acheived by thorough research of the surviving assumed relatives.

Top: Silphium, Accord, Cistus

Mid: Cinnamon, Tobacco, Geranium, Black Pepper, Ginger, Clove

Base: Frankincense, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Leather

Eau de Parfum, 30ml

Handmade in Stockholm