Scylla: a Marine/Animalic Perfume. A Sea Monster swimming in an ocean of Oud. A warmly animalic, salty oud, embraced by a sea of briny notes


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Scylla: Burner Perfume No.14

A sea monster swimming in an ocean of oud

The Scent Story

2023 was another remarkable year at Burning Man. A major storm system dumped more rain in a few days than the desert receives in a year! The playa was temporarily flooded and looked more like a shallow ocean than a desert. Given this year’s art theme of Animalia, what better inspiration for this year’s Burning Man-inspired perfume.

Scylla was once a beautiful nymph but was changed into a terrifying monster after arousing the jealously of Circe. The sea god Glaucus was in love with Scylla and wishing to woo her, he asked Circe for a love potion. Unbeknownst to Glaucus, Circe was herself in love with the sea god. Being jealous of her rival, Circe gave Glaucus a poison rather than a love philter. When Glaucus gave the philter to Scylla, she metamorphosed into a horrible monster with twelve feet and six heads on long snaky necks, each head having a triple row of sharklike teeth, while her loins were girdled by the heads of baying dogs. From her lair in a cave, she devoured whatever ventured within reach, including six of Odysseus’s companions.

Scylla’s scent is a warmly animalic, salty oud, embraced by an ocean. Her animal nature is always apparent as is the briny depths that crash against her shoreline cave. A brief, whiff of umami speaks to meat of her diet—sea creatures and sailors (when she can snatch them up from passing vessels). Wood notes and musk reference the many ships that have sunk to a watery grave in an effort to avoid Scylla’s gnashing teeth.

This is not a "pretty" perfume, it's a bold statement of strong marine notes, animalic notes, and oud. If you love salty, ocean smells and oud or want to smell something utterly unique and original, this scent is for you.

Note Structure:
Top Notes: Ocean Accord (Salt, Seaweed, Choya Nahk, Marine Notes)
Middle Notes: Sea Monster Accord (Animalic Notes and Oud Notes)
Base Notes: Splintered Ships Accord (Wood Notes and Musk Notes)

Series: Yes, Burning Man-Inspired
Perfume Family: Marine/Animalic
Unisex: Yes
Contains True Animalics: Yes, Africa Stone


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