- 100% Natural Ingredients
- Recyclable Packaging
- Bottled and filled in the U.S.
- Complimentary Shipping
Champaca flower from South East Asia is a spectral, narcotic white floral, potent and elusive in the same breath. This is an otherworldly floral.
Cruelty-free. Made in the USA.
EU Regulation (EC) N°1223/2009 Compliant.
WILDCRAFTED INDIAN RED CHAMPACA
Powdery violets & their leaves
‘When I lived in Singapore, I often walked my dogs through an old cemetery where I would experience a beautiful fragrance — it embodied a vapor-like coolness, with the heat of a narcotic white floral. The source of the fragrance eluded me, I could never see any blooms.
Later, on a trip to Bali, in a produce market women were selling ‘canang sari’ —palm frond baskets filled with loose flowers used for spiritual offerings to the Gods. I recognized the scent that had captivated me in Singapore. A woman selling the buttercup-hued blooms told me the flowers came from the Champaca tree.
When I returned to Singapore I bought a Champaca tree of my own. I began to compose a fragrance with Champaca at its nexus.
The aroma is elusive and otherworldly.
One can stand in front of it and not smell the blooms, yet stand twenty feet away and be caught in its web’
— Holly Tupper, Perfumer
Cultus Artem perfumes contain only fragrance oils, distilled water and perfumery alcohol.
Champaca Ingredient List
- Indian Davana
- Wildcrafted Red Champaca*
- Chinese Orris Root
- Egyptian Violet
- Coconut Pulp
- French Opoponax
*Wildcrafted (each blossom harvested in the jungle by hand and not cultivated)
Our fragrances are free of parabens, organosulfates, phthalates, color additives, synthetic dyes, ethanolamine aka ETA/MEA, diethanolamine aka DEA, triethanolamine aka TEA, and toluene. No decolorizing of the ingredients has occurred.
All of our fragrance formulas are vetted by an in-house chemist and further certified by an independent toxicologist. They conform to the most stringent international regulator compliance and safety standards as defined by EU (European Union) and IFRA (International Fragrance Association) regulators.
Champaca is not a vegan fragrance. Butter and honey extracts are ingredients in some of our perfumes. Our fragrances are cruelty-free.