16 Opia Perfume


Welcome to our new perfume library! Years in the making, inspired by beautiful, unique words, this new collection of natural perfume has been created for one to layer, merge together, apply ritually, creating their own unique signature scent.

Our own smell is personal to us, and completely unique. How we smell is predetermined, and comes from the same genes which determine our body’s tissue type. We all have our ‘scent blind spots’, smells which we cannot pick up. This means that we all smell things differently, and the scents we enjoy are entirely unique to us.

Since time immemorial, people have approached fragrance ritualistically, layering on multiple oils, or attars. To have the most surprising effect, it’s important to blend fragrances that have diverse facets. Some scents that you can’t put together in the same bottle or formula, because they’re too extreme and turn out smelling horrible, are actually wonderful when you blend them in a layering process. Perfume layering is the best way to explore new aromas, merging untraditional ingredients to create one’s personal story upon the flesh.

What does your story have to say?

16 opia ~ (n.) the ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.

Chocolate • Spice • Resin

This ultra rich aroma opens softly with cacao bean absolute, then explodes with the intensity of cinnamon & clove, slowly wandering into a succulent yet soft landing upon frankincense, oud & oakmoss.

“Curiosity is gluttony. To see is to devour.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Use ritually to anoint oneself, candles and other objects.

15ml clear glass apothecary bottle

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