Cultus Artem


$ 565

Vetiveria is a combination of primordial things, tranquil and steady against the whims of lighter forces. No guile or artifice, merely calm. Lentisque, a bright resin of evergreen, emits a subtle vapour over the smokey aura of Himalayan Amber, fossilized over 35 million years. They linger about a distinctly woody core of Cedarwood and Sandalwood, and are anchored in the extract of dried Haitian Vetyver roots. This is the aromatic essence of I am parched, murmured achingly by life just beneath the surface of the earth. The message waits there, immobilized in quiet longing until finally, wonderfully, comes water, the grand miraculous liberating carrier. Not unlike a lover’s desire anchored in the calm embrace of total acceptance, Vetiveria is itself indeed primordial.


Haitian vetiver
Coconut pulp
Corsican lentisque
Virginian cedarwood
Chinese orris root
Australian sandalwood
35 million-year-old Himalayan fossilized amber
Tunisian orange blossom

Cultus Artem perfumes contain only fragrance oils, distilled water, and perfumery alcohol. They are free of BHA, BHT, color additives and synthetic dyes, ethanolamines (ETA, DEA and TEA), formaldehyde, organosulfates, parabens, phthalates, and toluene. We do not test on animals. Our perfumes are not vegan (we use butter and honey extracts).