VANILJ EAU DE PARFUM 50ML
Using the distinctly traditional Swedish combination of Vanilla and Cardamon, Vanilj becomes Nordic Cedar’s sweeter, more softly spoken sibling. The spicy, earthy aspect of Cardamom, Patchouli and Cedarwood is still present but now somewhat tamed towards a powdery gourmand by the added Vanilla note which gives the scent a slightly 'boozy' bourbon facet - delicious.
Vanilla, Cardamom, Patchouli, Musk, Cedarwood, Amber
All perfumes are blended, filtered, filled, labelled and bottled by hand with plenty of love and care in Maya’s London studio - often to the sounds of Donald Byrd to keep the momentum just right.
Born in Västerås Sweden, Maya Njie (pronounced 'Maia En-jai') moved to London in her late teens. Her background lies in surface design and photography, which she studied at the University of the Arts London. To further communicate her work, she began experimenting with the sense of smell as an added medium. Inspired by an old family photo album from the decades before her birth, Maya set out to capture, by way of scent, these moments in time, these tropes of familial life, set within their frames. 'What did it smell like?' The small Swedish summer house surrounded by mercurial forests, the visits to her grandparents’ sparsely furnished flat on Sunday afternoons, Uncle Lars' and Aunt Irene’s shotgun wedding.. she sought to bottle the spirit connected to the classic 1970's Scandinavian idyll, combined with the soul of her esoteric Gambian heritage.
With care and precision, the blends are mixed in small fresh batches, filtered and bottled individually by hand. Drawing on her education in surface design, Maya has designed bespoke packaging by incorporating the dreamy colour ways extracted from her family’s photographs. In this way, Maya saw to fruition, her desire to reconstruct through her perfumes, those elusive moments which otherwise may have slipped quietly away. The tones are of a time, and the accords nostalgic, yet the end products are notably contemporary.