The Ngorongoro, Tanzania Fragrance

Drift to the mysterious heart of Africa, with this rich and musky Ngorongoro fragance - to a remote dry crater in Tanzania, teaming with exotic animals and birds. This unreservedly earthy fragance, with leather and patchouli, brings to mind the wild wonder of the dramatic landscape of East Africa, the crucible of all civilisation.

Luxuriate under the magnificent tent and thrill at the distant rumble of thunder against the beat of the hypnotic Masai rythym. The dust of the world’s largest volcanic caldera in thrown up by safari jeeps filling the air in clouds and amber rust. The heart of cedarwood echoes the sumptuous African lodges and the smoky top notes kindle memories of the embers of the open log fires.

The day breaks and I am greeted by hot chocolate and marula liqueur - the luminous light reveals the beauty of the cradle of life. The backdrop: pink floods of graceful flamingos as far as the eye can see, a ballet of leaping impala and crested cranes dancing in the sunset. In the foreground, bright neon love birds flock around the baobab trees. Monochrome zebras create their own optical illusions against the cacophany of the cries of playful African primates. The drama created by the leaders of the wild, the roaming lions stalking their prey and the majestic elephants is heightened by the chorus of baboons, jumping from branch to branch against the grunts of the steadfast herds of migrating wildebeest. At the watering holes, hippos gleam as they peek over the waterline, half submerged. I feel small in the vastness of the wild and am awestruck to be part of this giant open ampitheatre.

Top notes: Smoke, Leather
Heart notes: Patchouli, Cedarwood, Guaiacwood
Base notes: Amber, Suede, Sandalwood, Musk, Leather, Orris