Art and Olfaction Awards 2015 Winner! A smooth shot of pepper and saffron is the opening act for a woody heart. The drydown is the coziest sandalwood we can imagine, dusted with clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Perfection. Notes include bergamot, elemi, artemisia, saffron, cloves, nutmeg, balsam fir, damask rose, black pepper, cinnamon, agarwood, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, cedar, black musk.
Luca Maffei is the Italian perfumer behind Black Pepper and Sandalwood, as well as several other notable perfumes. He works for Atelier Fragranze Milano.
“India has been my inspiration in creating this fragrance. Using high quality raw materials, I imagined a milky sandalwood enveloped in a veil of oriental spices: mysterious black pepper, creamy saffron , pungent cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg sweet dusty. A reflexive sandalwood introduced into a world of spirituality. A journey searching the true nature of the olfactory places.” -Luca Maffei