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Carduus (2019)
by Jorum Studio

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Carduus information

Year of Launch2019
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseJorum Studio
PerfumerEuan McCall

About Carduus

The company says: 

'Nemo me impune lacessit' – the Order of the Thistle. The defiant motto of Scotland, an ancestral virtue.

Reviews of Carduus

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The brand says this was inspired by childhood summers spent foraging in Scotland -- but to me, it's more akin to a late New England autumn.

Mind you, this is about as far away from a “pumpkin-spice-happy-fall-ya'll” fragrance as a perfume could be.

Instead, it depicts crunchy, half-degraded leaves; animalic incense tears; mildew-laden fruit baskets; phenolic hints at far-off smoke.

The perfume's story isn't that of the self-medicating, cinnamon-spiced revelries we humans hold at this time of year. It's more akin to the frenzied daily foragings squirrels have to conduct to prepare for what comes after autumn. A whimsical comparison for sure, but thoughts of gnawed tree bark, damp furry tails, and scattered acorn skins are so easily conjured when wearing this fragrance.
28th September, 2020

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