Carduus Eau de Parfum

Carduus Eau de Parfum

from 40.00

'Nemo me impune lacessit' – the Order of the Thistle. The defiant motto of Scotland, an ancestral virtue.


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Unashamedly polarizing, Carduus is a blend of jagged leaves, herbal seeds and xeric barks.

Carduus assaults with a potent crash of warm gustatory herbs, tingling seeds and defensive leaves. This dry herbal bouquet prevails over medicinal botanicals, ardent barks and bruised molecules. The resulting effect conjures images of untold ceremony and ritual. The fragrance flirts with tradition; aged herbs and spices blended alchemically, it is ceremonious and spiritual.

This romantic brew is woven with bundles of complex flower essences and fermented leaves before revealing sweet confections and pounded roots.

There is unusual buoyancy experienced with Carduus. Starting extremely rich, dense and laced with spices before shedding layers to reveal a veiled and noble incense facet that feels weightless.

Pairs with: Botanical reference – Trimerous

Perfume made and assembled by hand in Scotland



Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Dipropylene Glycol, Treemoss Extract (Evernia Furfuracea Extract), Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool, d-Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Farnesol, Citral.

Concentration - Eau de Parfum

Current batch code - CB03191

Perfumer - Euan McCall

Image credits;
Image Three: Illustration - Adam Foy

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