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Boundless

BOUNDLESS

Boundless is a burst of joy, a fleeting euphoria, translating the vertical tension that powers those who want to enclose in their hands the immensity of the world. This ardent and vivacious energy echoes that of sunlight bouncing off the dewy leaves of the jungle, flickering in rays through a flower-studded canopy and grazing rainbow-barked trees before erring in gnarled and misty-kissed boughs.

In Boundless, this rite of spring comes alive through tones of spices clear and crisp dancing in the shade of deep and somber trees. A stark contrast of warm Cinnamon Leaf and exalting Blood Orange bridged by a fruity Ginger gives way to a heart where Myrrh Resinoid and brittle Tobacco Leaves beam, at turns honeyed and bitter, while here and there sparks the camphoraceous Cardamom, its cold bite gripping onto zingy accents of Papyrus Oil before fading in the mellow haze of a rare and silky Madagascar Vanilla CO2 Extract. Shying behind an Oakmoss veil, Balsams diffuse their hushed and sticky warmth, the Frankincense and the Elemi and the smoky Guaiacwood which waxiness welcomes that of an even darker, fruitier, richer Bourbon Vanilla Absolute, shimmering like jungle’s very jewel.

TOP

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Blood Orange Oil,
Cardamom Oil, Ginger CO2,
Elemi Absolute Oil

HEART

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Vanilla Bourbon Absolute and CO2,
Benzoin Resinoid

BASE

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Guaiac Wood Oil, Papyrus Oil,
Cocoa Absolute, Tobacco Absolute,
Oak Moss Absolute, Frankincense Absolute and Oil,
Myrrh Resinoid, Vetiver Oil, Patchouli Oil

BOURBON VANILLA CO2 EXTRACT

Sunkissed cirques, emerald mountains, vivid greens and lush plains... The term “Bourbon Vanilla” refers to the former name of the Réunion island where it was cultivated for the first time. Nestled between the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the snowy cap of the Piton des Neiges, the Bourbon Vanilla still grows there, Queen in her own kingdom, worshipped and honoured by generations of creole inhabitants who kept the tradition of vanilla pollination, harvesting and curing alive for 180 years.

It is the jewel of an island which nature ripens with the fragrance of ylang-ylang, Madagascar Vanilla grows mostly on the sweltering highlands dotted with green paddies and deep-blue springs. There, brushed only by the dry air engulfing from nearby African shores, it takes on distinctive aromas of cocoa, caramel and overripe prunes, making it the most pungent and perhaps most pâtissière of all.

Often considered the best vanilla in the world, it is noticeably gentler and more intricate than most other varieties, displaying a characteristic sweetness delicately arrayed with smoke and spice. The supercritical CO2 extraction, being less invasive than the traditional solvent extraction, allows for purer, clearer and cleaner materials with scent profiles radically lighter than their Absolute counterparts. This costly Bourbon Vanilla CO2 Extract lends a powdery and milky halo to an overture dominated by a vibrant chord of crackling Ginger and Cardamom, smoothening edges that could have otherwise been too rough and infusing with an innocent flair a heart of thick and stern woods. A sweet and airy ray of light sifting through jungle’s dewy night.

inspired by

the colours and verticality of the Rainbow Tree

 

the perfumer

karine vinchon-spehner

“When I created Boundless, I wanted to play with the idea of a ‘golden wood’ and a gateway to a dense jungle where wood essences of all kinds can be perceived. I used the raw aspect of vetiver roots, the smoky effect of guaiac wood and the earthy tones of patchouli, supported by oak moss. 

I represented the reflection of sun rays piercing through the branches with natural materials evoking light and the golden colour, such as vanilla, cardamom and ginger or balsams: frankincense, benzoin, labdanum and myrrh.”

karine vinchon-spehner

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