ORIGIN: Toronto, Canada
MOOD: Fresh Minimalist
CLEAN RATING: Thumbs Up
SCENT IMPACT: Moderate to Stong
PERFUMER: Céline Barel
FIRST IMPRESSION: Pink Pepper, Solar Salicylate, Incense
PERSONALITY: Black Ink Accord, Salty Accord, Opoponax
LASTING NOTES: Ambergris, Benzoin, Musk
Melancholic Inky Sea:
The vast ocean swells and contracts, caught in the relentless tug of the moon. Beneath the surface, a school of squid emerges. Strange, elastic forms propel from the deep in a frantic search for sustenance. They are not alone. Their predators lunge, only to be foiled by blinding jets of murky ink. The hunt ends abruptly as a monolith materializes, greedily engulfing all in its path. The massive sperm whale dives, leaving a temporary peace bobbing in its wake. Decades on, relics of the battle resurface. Lumps of ambergris, expelled by the whale and polished by the salty currents, wash ashore. Waste? Flotsam? To the perfumer this elusive substance is nothing less than treasure.
Zoologist Squid sings a song of the sea, a melancholy tale told through tangy brine, crisp incense, and sweet, cloudy ink, all united by the moody aroma of ambergris. Like the endless depths that inspired it, this elegant scent ripples with mystery.
Add 3 indie samples to your cart, (any brand or mood) for $19 and you will receive a $10 gift code to use on a future full-size bottle. See FAQ for more details.
Choose your samples by going to the individual product pages and adding them to your cart. For every 3 samples you choose, you will receive an email with a promo code good for a $10 credit toward your purchase of a full-priced bottle. If you experience an issue receiving the email or promo code, you can reach out to us in the contact form below.
If you bought a set of samples and want to order a full-sized bottle, use your promo code at checkout for $10 off your full-bottle purchase. The code will allow you to make any purchase on the website greater than $48 and includes gift, home products or the purchase of additional samples.
The promo code expires 30 days after receiving it.
We work with our brand partners to give you a superior sampling experience. We will only offer samples that are packaged in 2ml. (approx) spray containers. The old "dipstick" samples are a horrible nightmare and tend to spill all over everything, making it difficult to use more than once. Since not all of our brand partners are offering this spray sample option, we unfortunately are limited to sampling the brands that currently offer this type of sample - which is many of them, but not all. As things change we will update the product listings accordingly.
You are welcome to try as many different samples as you would like, however, you will only receive the $10 promo code for purchasing 3 samples in a single order. You are welcome to purchase 2 samples, you just would not qualify for the promo credit offer. You can purchase 5 samples, and you get the one $10 promo code. If you purchase more than one 3-Sample Set, you’ll receive more than one credit. Just keep in mind that these credits cannot be stacked and applied toward the same bottle. Both promo codes would expire in the same 30 day period. Please refer to "Using the Promo Code" for details on what the promo code will cover.
In the NOTES section at checkout, select "send as gift" and we will package the samples with a printed gift card that contains the $10 gift code.