A gentle citrus rounded by hay and beeswax with a finale of opulent jonquille.
Moving to San Antonio, Texas after living in South East Asia for many years was a jarring experience. There is fragility associated with arriving in a new environment and having to become established in life and work. It was a beautiful Spring and our neighborhood was exploding with new life.
Blooming magnolia trees, planted back in the '20s and '30s when the area was being developed, were scenting every street with magic. Thinking about the Chinese origin of the Magnolia species made a comforting bridge between what had been left behind and what would be a new beginning.
Harmonies for a daytime of spontaneity.
Cultus Artem perfumes contain only fragrance oils, distilled water and perfumery alcohol.
Alba Ingredient List
- Red Mandarin
- Chinese Magnolia Blossoms
- Hydrodistillation of Blooming Basil
- Verbena of Grasse
- Italian Lemon
- Bulgarian Rose
- French Jonquille
- Beeswax of Western Honey Bees
- Paraguayan Guaiacwood
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.