Calaj Perfume © 2020
Calaj Perfumes is an artisanal niche perfume house based in Arad, Romania, founded in 2020 that aims to bring exclusive perfumes and limited editions to all the lovers of this art. Calaj Perfumes are created in collaboration with world-famous perfumers and customized in the most artistic ways (handmade by local small companies, using the best ingredients out there).
During the beginning of Covid-imposed isolation, while they were spending time locked at home and talking to each other now and then, Elena and Miguel shared the same dream – although miles apart. A dream, one of those you wake up remembering fully, feverishly, and in all detail. A dream about a powerful black panther – free in the lush wilderness, tense, its muscles moving beneath the shiny black coat, with slit-eyed, and focused allure. In our dream, the black panther had fangs of jasmine, claws of amber, and shiny and smooth feline fur. It moved with grace, blending with the night.
Panther Fangs seems soft at first, while the eyes of the beast are still dreamy, its gaze is hypnotic. The danger lies beneath its smooth and flowing movement and waves of suspense roll in the warm air surrounding you. The dense, dark, and narcotic atmosphere is laden with bitter-sweet, penetrating buchu notes, flanked by sweet, sensually purring animalic, and hidden flowery aspects. A moment when the dream unravels before your eyes, taking you over and penetrating the reality. Jasmine-scented white fangs of the dark beast shine above depths of amber with a sharp and civety character, and lingering smoky notes.
Top: grapefruit, bergamot
Heart: jasmine grandiflorum, buchu, ambrette
Behind Closed Doors was created as yang to the yin of A13’s previous creation, Out In The Open. It begins with a seductive invitation, follows it up with a fireworks display and ends up being as deep and meaningful as a meditation. Its joyful floral and citrusy top notes, spicy sweet middle and woody core with animalic hints, make for an intricate chypre, meant to evoke the intimacy of a set, yet ever evolving inner universe. If balance had a scent, you would find it in a flask of Behind Closed Doors. Order and chaos, matter and spirit, as seen through the lens of a scope one uses to explore within, rather than beyond
Top: Bergamote, Blood Orange, Mandarin, Pineapple, Magnolia
Middle: Cumin, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Leather, White Honey
Base: Cedar, Amber, Incense, Honey, Vanilla, Peru Balsam, Pink Pepper, Civet
Extract parfum 25%
Nose Calaj Flavius