ESSAIS/Olfactory Digressions is the creative space for Ernesto Collado, head perfumer and founder of the brand. Taking the most surprising CAMÍ as referents or simply inspired by a particular landscape, he attempts to fix in a formula the spontaneity, richness and complexity easily created by Nature. As any fiction, it will never overcome reality, but it can be lifted with the help of imagination.
ESSAIS are more poetical and abstract and less figurative. More artificial in the original sense of the word (from the Latin artificialis, made with art) but still 100% natural.
IMPORTANT NOTE: They are Olfactory Digressions. They do not comply with IFRA regulations and are not recommended for topical use. Ask the store clerk for more information or read the label at the bottom of the package.
Limited edition series (50 bottles).
CA·SO / Olfactory Digression-Special Collaboration with SUPER DUPER HATS
A hat for a perfume or a perfume for a hat ?. CA · SO is a new way of wearing both in one and connecting with nature in an intimate and direct way. For this original and unique collaboration, we have created a curious mix between fresh and warm, eminently aromatic and with a sylvan touch. Made with fir, pine resin, lavender, lemon, sage and wild harvested rosemary. All this inspired by the plants that accompanied the creators of SUPER DUPER HATS in Italy since their earliest childhood and with the will to turn the gesture of putting on a hat into a powerful aromatic journey that invites us to go out there and enjoy Nature.
SEMPREVIVA / Olfactory Digression
SEMPREVIVA, is the Catalan name for immortelle (Helichrysum italicum). Helichrysum, means literally, golden sun. And that’s what this little flask contains, the Mediterranean sun. SEMPREVIVA is like diving into the ever-returning energy of the sun. Is not hope what this flask contains, but confidence. Confidence and warmth.
CASA CUERVO / Olfactory Digression
The warmth of the horses in the cold morning, raising the aroma of chamomile in the prairies as they pass by. The leather of saddles, chaps and headbands of the harness room. The animal intensity of cattle and rockroses, the austere elegance of oak moss and lavender. And those cigars and pipes charged with marine tobaccos, smoked by the fire place, when the script of life is written after a working day in the Extremadura fields. Casa Cuervo contains some of the best moments spent with my family, sharing my father’s dreams and passions.
FUM / Olfactory Digression
FUM (smoke in Catalan) captures the simplicity of a mountain expedition in Winter with its fire camp, the woods and the oranges pealed without a knife. It’s not a place, but a shared momento in the wild.
PI / Olfactory Digression
A revealing encounter with a pine in its aromatic exuberance. Starting from the ground and the richness of its macrobiotic life, passing through the resinous trunk and reaching the needles that capture the Spanish sun. Forget about what you think you know about pine fragrances. This is the real thing.
ILLA / Olfactory Digressions
This is, as far as I know, one of the only fragrances in the world with Hypericum balearicum in it (locally called Estepa Joana). A plant that you can only find growing wild in Mallorca.
Along with the Estepa Joana (so it does not feel isolated) we find myrtle, rosemary, thyme, pine, orange, Neroli, lemon, fennel, pure virgin olive oil and rock roses.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not “a perfume”. It is an Olfactory Digression, and supposes a completely different olfactory experience. It does not comply with the IFRA standards, and for that reason not recommended for topical use. It may contain allergens. It is important for you to test it on your skin before buying. This is why we recommend to buy first a sample or to approach one of the exclusive perfumery shops, where specialized personnel will assist you.
You can find the ESSAIS in the following stores:
PERFUME LOUNGE (Amsterdam)
BLOOM PERFUMERY (London)
LES TOPETTES (Barcelona)
LE PARFUM (Viena)