Burner Perfume No. 4 John Frum, a Tropical Perfume featuring Vanuatu Pepper, inspiredby a Cargo Cult, a Modern, Tropical, Fougere, Perfume


Winner of The Art & Olfaction Award 2014!

With a main note of Vanuatu Pepper sourced from the island of Vanuatu, this unique tropical perfume transports you to the beautiful and remote Melanesian Islands. Fresh Lime and Coconut-Water mix with the scent of Tropical Fruits. The fragrance of Mischief Flower, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang float on the trade winds. Exotic Woods and Vetiver bring you down to earth while Vanuatu Pepper weaves its magic throughout.

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Note Structure
Top Notes: Lime & Coconut Water, Tropical Fruits
Middle Notes: Tropical Flower Accord
Base Notes: Vanuatu Pepper, Vetiver, Exotic Woods

Extra Info Below if You're Curious!

The Scent Story: Burner Perfume** No4: John Frum
The Burning Man art theme for 2013 was Cargo Cult. What a fascinating concept. In the Melanesian Islands, a cargo cult is a system of beliefs based around the expected arrival of ancestral spirits in ships bringing cargoes of food and other goods.

Picture for example the Second World War: a group of uniformed men show up on your South Pacific island with all sorts of magical cargo, providing you with amenities you never dreamed possible. They stay for a few years and then leave as abruptly as they came. As a native, you are left wondering where these people and all their cargo came from, why did they leave, and will they be coming back. Where do you get more canned food, carbonated beverages, alcohol, medicine? How do you restore life to the silent machinery? Named for the messianic figure-head of the Vanuatu Cargo Cult, John Frum is an attempt to experience directly, a little bit of Vanuatu as a place and a culture.

Researching cargo cults leads one to question who or what may be playing the role of savior in our own lives: family, government, technology? Who do we look to for succor? Or should we? Perhaps the power of transformation dwells within each one of us.

Series: Burning Man Perfumes
Perfume Family: Modern Fougere
Unisex: Yes, if you enjoy Vetiver (designed with men in mind)
Scent Strength: Perfume Oil format comparable to 45% Extrait
Contains True Animalics: No
Mixed-Media: 66% Naturals to 34% Synthetics

**Burning Man-Inspired Perfumes
Burning Man, a week-long event in experimental community building, is a great source of artistic joy and inspiration. Each Burning Man event has a theme which inspires a profusion of fabulous art from its participants. I create a yearly “Burner Perfume” based on these themes. The first run of every Burner Perfume is given away at Burning Man as my artistic gift to the community.


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Scent Concentration:
Industry-wide standards for fragrance concentration are all over the map. There are some generally accepted guidelines that give wide latitude to the maker of the scent.
Eau de Cologne (EdC): 3-8%
Eau de Toilette (EdT): 5-15%
Eau de Parfum (EdP): 15-30%
Extrait (Extract or Perfume): 15-40%,
(IFRA guidelines specify a minimum of20% for Extrait)

My standards are very high and so are the concentrations of my fragrances.
Aether Art Perfume Concentrations:
Eau de Cologne (EdC): 10%
Eau de Toilette (EdT): 15%
Eau de Parfum (EdP): 25%
Extrait (Extract or Perfume): 40-50%,

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