The fierce spirit of Charybdis shows herself in the scent, sight and sound of a storm-tossed sea, where gray skies, white-capped waves, and salt-spray sting your face as the wind whips your hair. In this perfume there are no idyllic isles filled with sun and ambrosial fruits; this is a true ocean scent. Charybdis is the smell of salt and seaweed; driftwood and the flinty gray-green color of the waves; a quiet—perhaps even melancholy—scent, a longing and remembering of time alone by the sea.
Top Notes: Sea Spray Accord
Middle Notes: Stormy Sea Accord
Base Notes: Driftwood & Seaweed Accord
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The Scent Story**: Charybdis: Spirit of the Ocean
I was born near the ocean and spent my early years close to its shore. I love spending time at the beach, no matter what the weather. Being where the sea meets the land fills my senses and feels like home. Now that I live in the mountains, I miss that briny embrace. I searched for years to find the perfect marine perfume, the one that would bring my senses back to the water’s edge. Nothing I smelled was right; they were too clean, fruity, tropical, or floral. So I conjured what I wanted from memories and sea mist and now I can have an ocean experience any time, any place. Just close your eyes and breathe in.
Series: Aether Series
Perfume Family: Marine
Scent Strength: Perfume Oil Format comparable 45% Extrait
Contains True Animalics: No
Mixed-Media: 10% Naturals to 90% Synthetics
**The Aether Series
Aether/Ozone/Marine scents hold a particular fascination for me; perhaps being born near the sea was a deciding factor. Whatever the reason, I love the quality of the air at the ocean and before a storm. The Aether Collection explores my interpretations and conceptions of Aether, Air, Ozone, and Marine scents. These perfumes are also special for being lighter and wearing closer to the body, think low sillage with above average longevity, making them perfect for those who wish to wear subtle scents.
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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%,