Menagerie is an exotic and mysterious gourmand fragrance melding bold animalic notes with warm spices and carnival treats of toffee apple, candy floss and roasted nuts. A light floral heart adds a perfumistic quality while soft woods and hay create an elegant and long-lasting dry down that appeals to both men and women. 

Menagerie is an olfactory storm—constantly changing and ever-present.

Unisex Fragrance – ℮ 74% alc/vol

FRAGRANCE PROFILE

TOP NOTES

Lavender, Hay, Spices

HEART NOTES

Candy Floss, Toffee Apple, Roasted Peanuts

BASE NOTES

Tonkin Musk, Ambergris, Smoke
Sandalwood, Leather, Tonka Bean

The Perfumer's Notebook

Menagerie—Carnival of the animals

Whilst sojourning with my brother in Windsor, England, we took a family trip to a steam fair to while away a winterly day. It was situated on a family farm upon which a caravan of colourful gypsies had settled in for a short stay. The cold wet air and the odour of dank hay and smoke from the nearby village chimneys created a truly Dickensian scene. Wild-eyed, the gypsy children gleefully skipped amongst the throng with giant copper pennies clutched in their hands—these were the only coins that would operate the Victorian steam machines. An antique calliope wheezed as it groaned out an old circus tune.

Clouds of pink candy floss and blood-red orbs of toffee apples bobbed past in the hands of the crowd, punctuating the grey day, and nuts crackled and popped as they were roasted over a brazier burning brightly. It was an experience I determined never to forget. And so, in time, I found myself working to distill the pleasures of that day into a fragrance. Thus was born Menagerie.

The title of the fragrance comes from the opening lines of Frank Wedekind's Erdgeist, the first of a two-part play later set to music in the controversial expressionist opera Lulu by Austrian composer Alban Berg.

“Welcome! Welcome to the menagerie!
With hot lust and cold horror
watch the soulless beast bound and made tame
by human genius.”—Frank Wedekind (Erdgeist, 1895)

—Jamie Frater, Perfumer & Creative Director

Technical Details

Production

Ref 210823 batch 2459546. Menagerie has been matured for four weeks and macerated for three months. All of our perfumes are aged in a naturally temperate environment and hand-turned daily to obtain smooth and refined fragrances of distinction.

Application

Menagerie comes in a natural spray for easy application. One spray each to the nape of the neck and wrists should be sufficient for all day wearing.

Ingredients

Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Eugenol, Citral, Cinnamal, Coumarin, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, BHT.

Ingredients may change from time to time. To ensure that this perfume is suitable for your use please read the outer packaging of your purchase.

Made in Wellington, New Zealand.

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