Zoologist Sacred Scarab Extrait de Parfum

Zoologist Sacred Scarab Extrait de Parfum
Zoologist Sacred Scarab Extrait de Parfum

Zoologist Sacred Scarab Extrait de Parfum

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The dogged prospector strikes gold. Upon discovering a payload rich with nutrients, the scarab returns home. Face down, guided by the sun, it propels the tightly-packed dung backwards to a burrow lined with dusky spheres. Underground, it tunnels into the ball to deposit a precious egg. In time, the larva hatches and feeds, until it emerges, fully formed, and instinct drives it down the same dusty trail to repeat the cycle. Like Egyptians entrusting sacred mummies to tombs for the journey to the next life, a scarab burying its treasure marks the dawn of new life. Zoologist Sacred Scarab captures the mystique of Kyphi incense, a blend of blue lotus, raisins, plums, olibanum, myrrh, and juniper. Once bound with wine and burned in ancient rituals, today this divine scent guides your spirit on a path to discovery and rebirth.

Fragrance Family:
Soft Amber

Notes:
Aldehydes, Lemon, Civet, Wine Accord, Plum Accord, Blue Lotus Accord
Kyphi Incense Accord: Raisins, Olibanum, Myrrh, Galbanum, Cedar Wood, Juniper, Wine, Styrax, Benzoin, Oakmoss, Labdanum, Musk, Amber

Concentration:
Extrait de Parfum (20%)

Occasion:
Regal, special, and otherworldly – a scent for the most special of occasions.

Made in Canada

Sacred Scarab explores a side of fragrance that is largely untouched by Western perfumery. In this composition, perfumer Sultan Pasha works as if he had created an attar – a concentrated, oil-based perfume that offers an inwards intensity that both concentrates and quietens the soul of the wearer. Accordingly, Sacred Scarab is something that unravels as a result of its development, a curious intensity that seems to grow, only to soften, repeating this along the course of wear. With this style, the perfume is given as a whole, changing and modulating wonderfully.

The ancient Egyptian theme associated with Sacred Scarab is realised with a ‘kyphi’ accord, an ancient Egyptian incense kneaded into balls. What distinguishes this incense from others is a sweet and mature fruity wine note – redolent of dark fruits and plums – which was originally used as the binding agent in kyphi incense and repeated in this fragrance, constituting its base. Equally, a waxy-spicy-floral blue lotus accord re-establishes the theme of Sacred Scarab. The high sky dots the sky, as citrus notes accentuated with aldehydes convey a solar brightness and hot desert air sapped of its moisture. Resin notes reinforce this effect, slinky with an animalic civet note. This is an incense fragrance married to narrative, an impressive work that evokes not only the creature, but its mythical (and mystical) potency.

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I really wanted to love this one

It must be all the floral in the blue lotus that overwhelmed me; I was expecting to notice the other main notes more (raisins, plums, olibanum, myrrh, and juniper). I'll try this again behind my knees and see how it develops over time. Perhaps the wrist is just too close to my face. I'm glad to have tried it though.