Champaca is a spectral, narcotic white floral, potent and elusive in the same breath. Wildcrafted (each blossom harvested in the jungle by hand and not cultivated). This is an otherworldly floral.
WILDCRAFTED INDIAN RED CHAMPACA
While living in Singapore, I took my dogs for exercise everyday to an abandoned cemetery located in what was reverting to a jungle. We would job past the most beautiful fragrance, but when I would stop to look to find a blossom to identify where this sublime odor was coming from, I could never find any evidence of origin.
One Fall, I was in Bali for work and finishing early I went to bide my time in the market. The first stalls were those of the flower ladies, selling loose flowers in baskets or pre-made offerings in palm frond baskets.
There in the market was a woman perched in front of a large basket of 'my' fragrance. Returning home, I bought a champaca tree and would sit under its fragrant blooms and deconstruct the magic.
There are many folktales of the spectral champaca. One can stand in front of it and not smell the blooms, yet stand twenty feet away and be caught in its web.
A spirit medium that ambles gracefully with a wild heart.
Cultus Artem perfumes contain only fragrance oils, distilled water and perfumery alcohol.
Champaca Ingredient List
- Indian Davana
- Wild-crafted Red Champaca
- Chinese Orris Root
- Egyptian Violet
- Coconut Pulp
- French Opoponax
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 and IFRA (International Fragrance Association) regulators.
Cultus Artem fragrances are not vegan. Butter and honey extracts are ingredients in some of our perfumes. Our fragrances are cruelty-free.
The Meaning of Clean Fragrance
The beauty industry has begun to use the “clean” label.
“Clean” is the intersection of ethics, safety, sustainability, and transparency. Because it has no standardized meaning and yet is of crucial importance to us, the word merits an explanation.