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Erde & Verda, the Fragrance of Soil

2 November 2022

Erde and Verda are two perfumes inspired by soil. 

They were born from a creative collaboration with the brilliant JOJO GIBBONS RDI of J & L Gibbons Landscape Architects, who made soil and life with nature the focus of her work.

Together, we recreated two types of soil stories captured in liquid perfume extracts.

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ERDE PARFUM - image by Anton Robert, at Kirstenbosch Garden Cape Town cca June, 2022

ERDE PARFUM reminds us of nature‚Äôs cycles, decomposing forests transforming into resource for new growth, evoking the sensuous nature of soil. 

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VERDA PARFUM - image by Anton Robert, at Kirstenbosch Garden Cape Town cca June, 2022

VERDA PARFUM reminds us of humid soil after the rain, capturing the processes of germination and growth.

For both perfumes we used only natural materials/ingredients, such as geosmin, hyrax stone, roots, moss, amongst others.  

We would like you to consider the scent of soil as pleasant. These are not fashion perfumes and you will be smelling the deep raw earth and the transformations that occur at microbiological level, the intense activity inside the ground that sustains and promotes life. 

We believe that our journey as a specie is dependant on nature and its remarkable healing power. 

We created these perfumes as tools for reconnection for those who cannot get "dirty" in a garden working the earth, or have the opportunity to be in nature very often. They are therapeutic aids for when you seek a life in harmony with nature.