Using the distinctly traditional Swedish combination of Vanilla and Cardamon, Vanilj becomes Nordic Cedar’s sweeter, more softly spoken sibling. The spicy, earthy aspect of Cardamom, Patchouli and Cedarwood is still present but now somewhat tamed towards a powdery gourmand by the added Vanilla note which gives the scent a slightly ‘boozy’ bourbon facet – delicious.
Key notes: Vanilla, Cardamom, Patchouli, Musk, Cedarwood, Amber
Maya Njie Story:
Maya Njie Perfumes was founded in 2016. A niche perfume brand with a clear focus on high quality artisanal blends, the scents are deeply rooted in Maya’s Swedish and West African culture. Her formulas are developed in-house, using a variety of essential oils, aroma compounds and resins. With care and precision, the blends are mixed in small fresh batches, filtered and bottled individually by hand. Drawing on her education in surface design, Maya created bespoke packaging by incorporating the dreamy colour ways extracted from her family’s photographs. In this way, Maya saw to fruition, her desire to reconstruct through her perfumes, those elusive moments which otherwise may have slipped quietly away. The tones are of a time, and the accords nostalgic, yet the end products are notably contemporary.