This perfume is both nostalgic and ceremonial, like a warm hug, glowing smile and a reassuring hand of a benevolent ancestor. A safe place in one's heart and dreams. It is simultaneously the first and the last friendly place you'd ever encounter on a long journey.
Cocaigne perfume is a tribute to my Grandma, Ruth Moriel. A woman of this world and at the same time a mythical creature whose powers transcend that of a mere mortal. Her memory is forever blessed with strings of orange corals and sea foam, araucaria resin smoke, clouds of cinnamon and baked apple vapour, and wrapped in veils of Hawaiian sandalwood and frangipani leis.
On one of my last visits to my grandmother's home, she gifted me with "The Joy of Cooking". In it I found a recurring word I could not understand, and when looking it up I learned it is the Land of Plenty, a place for gluttons par excellence. I immediately thought it was the perfect name for a perfume tribute to my grandma. I hope that it will bring comfort, solace and a sense of place to anyone in need of either.
Notes: Ginger, Cinnamon, Cape Chamomile, Petitgrain Absolute, Jasmine, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Atlas Cedar, Sweetgrass, Bushman's Candle, Palo Santo, Vanilla, Araucaria
Fragrance family: Floral-Aldehydic, Ambery-Incense