To work on Birch, Andrea Maack relocated to her family cabin hidden away in the Icelandic highlands. Her childhood summers were spent in this wooden cabin, surrounded by the scent of birch trees.
An atmospheric fragrance above all, Birch transports the wearer to the solace of the Arctic tundra, a million miles away. An airy bergamot creates a cool breeze with lightly spicy ginger and pink pepper, sensually drifting along. The character of the scent lies in the meeting of dark guaiacwood and cypriol, however, that capture the arctic woodland, with rising columns of bonfire smoke. Birch is gorgeously evocative, alternating between the fresh cold air and smoky, earthy woods. It’s one of those scents that you wear for yourself, to breathe in deep and enter another world.
Originally created for a temporary museum exhibition and never intended to be worn as a personal fragrance the character of Craft is illusive, dynamic and exciting, a fragrance for those who stand out from the crowd. With its icy, metallic opening, the scent deepens in complexity with the introduction of cedarwood in the middle notes, and a base of patchouli that anchors the fragrance in familiar territory.
Aldehydes, Elemi, Cold Metal, Ice, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Black pepper, White pepper
Created for an art exhibition, the theme for Smart comes from an empty white gallery space. At first it emits substance and intimacy but as you spend more time and delve deeper the visceral moods unravel, revealing the sensual and the seductive. Smart opens with a luxurious line-up of heady jasmine, luscious vanilla, exotic sandalwood and creamy musk blended carefully with a subtle buckskin leather note that holds the white notes in balance.
Violet leaf, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Vanilla, White musk, Buckskin
Cornucopia otherwise known as The Horn of Plenty, is a symbol of an overflowing abundance, a contemplation focused away from any type of unfulfilled personal needs or wants. The expansive, all-encompassing scent lets you fall back, breathe easy and feel as if you will never need for anything again.
Green pepper, Bigarane, Cypress Wood, Cumin, Angelica, Incense, Candied fig, Styrax, Black Musk.
DUAL by Andrea Maack is a unisex sport fragrance inspired by the calming water of the natural hot springs in the Icelandic highlands. This fragrance mimics the feeling of fresh water on the skin and the intense color spectrum surrounding the hot spring lagoons. The powerful, uplifting aromas of ginger, lemon and pink pepper coexists with the grounded woody elements of dry amber and cedar wood resulting in an enlivening scent experience.
Hazy and hypnotic, Soft Tension is a floral musk that replicates the anchorless wonder of wandering through a deep and endless white fog. An enchanting musk provides the fog's body, pillow-soft yet entirely substantial, diffusing across the skin in languorous clouds, while peppery freesia and green mate periodically slice through the haze like tendrils of sunlight. A smooth cedar and fresh, lichenous moss beckon from the horizon, reminding us of the world that still surrounds us at the periphery of vision. Haunting and delicate, Soft Tension is a skin scent of mystery and quiet power for those who know that sometimes we must be lost in order to find what we're looking for.