Top notes: cardamom, cinnamon
Heart notes: cypros attar, calamus, lily
Base notes: myrrh, labdanum, aromatic wine

This story is about how with the help of fragrances and perfumes, Laimė Kiškūnė dared to go on a fascinating journey through space and time.

How were perfumes made in antiquity? Which olfactory notes were characteristic in them? What were the technological challenges that needed to be addressed by the perfumers of that time?

The hardest part of reconstructing historical perfumes is not finding fragments of formulas or descriptions of technologies. These can be found in the ancient authors Dioscurides, Pliny the Elder or later Arabic texts. Archaeologists and Egyptologists also describe it. The challenge is to find the aromatic materials that might have been used to produce these historic Egyptian perfumes. The search for natural aromatics can indeed be called a historical-aromatic adventure.

In the classical antique composition of Cyprinum the predominant fragrant ingredient was cypros. Archaeologists have come to an agreement that most likely it was Lawsonia. Such a testimony is contained in the writings of Dioscurides and Pliny the Elder.

The great ancient botanist Theophrastus wrote that ‘Fragrant seeds of cypros are blue-black like the night. The petals of cypros are glowing white fire –like the day.’

Homer in his hymns to Aphrodite sings about the goddess who perfumed herself with it, when she was going to seduce Anchises. And how this divine fragrance helped her to win a beauty contest against Athena and Hera.

Cyprinum is one of the oldest known perfumes.

INCI: Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, Moringa oleifera oil, Parfum (100% natural), Candelilla Cera; linalool*, eugenol*, benzyl alcohol*, benzyl benzoate*, limonene*, coumarin*, citronellol* – * naturally found components.

Solid perfume CYPRINUM is created with 100% natural ingredients.

These are rare, collectible, experimental ingredients; extracts and essential oils distilled in small farms from wild plants and renewable raw materials in small quantities. The perfumer selects these aromatic substances herself and buys them directly from the producers.