Discontinued & Vaulted
Incense, Cannonball Flower, Iris, Mixed Spices, Amber, Labdanum, Laotian Oud, White Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Caramel, Black Coffee, Civet, Castoreum, Musk, Ambergris
Perfumers: Eugene Au & Emrys Au
- LIMITED EDITION -
Be ready to be transported to our perfumers' homeland, the beautiful Southeast Asia, where plenty of exotics are here to extend a warm welcome to all perfumistas and perfume connoisseurs. This unusual fragrance features a myriad of exotics from this part of the world, and is named after one of the most important species native to this region. Binturong is an iconic, sacred, and rare animal species native to Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia (Binturong was first discovered in Malacca). Binturong, also known as bearcat, is closely related to Asian palm civet, although both species are greatly different in many ways, such as body size, habits, etc. The binturong has long and heavy body with thick black fur. Interestingly, the binturong also possesses a fully prehensile tail that allows it to grasp and cling to tree branches, in contrast to other civet species which do not.
To elaborate the theme of Binturong, we introduce a variety of Southeast Asian elements to the composition. The fragrance opens with notes of incense and mixed spices, elevating later notes of cannonball flower and iris. Notes of amber and labdanum gradually emerge, blended with notes of several precious woods including white sandalwood, Laotian oud and cedarwood. Meanwhile, patchouli, caramel and black coffee further enrich the overall scent from the background. Throughout the development of the fragrance, there is an obvious animalistic note, which is a mixture of musk, civet, castoreum, and ambergris. This animalistic part of the scent weaves through the different stages of the fragrance development, resulting in a dry, powdery, and intimate effect.