The master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, inspired by his travel to this old African city and the ancestral magical fragrance ritual ‘Wusulan’, has created the second fragrance of the L’Artisan Parfumeur travel collection –Timbuktu. The power of Wusulan lies in the innate art of Mali women in perfume creation, traditionally passed on from mother to daughter, as a magical fragrant spell for seduction and securing the true love.
This perfume has captured the African temperament and that it presents a new fragrant experience. The green sharpness of rape mango and spicy warmth of pink pepper make an impressive prelude to the mysterious heart of aromatic frankincense and papyrus smoke. The pure and light smoke wraps the exotic African flower Karo Karounde and mixes with the earthy and green vetiver. The base is composed of balsam, spices, patchouli, myrrh, and vetiver.
This wild, magical and mysterious African fragrance with woodsy notes, thick resins and spices, lasts on skin for a long time. It is created to awake memories and desire for long-distance travels, as well as to remind of the beauty and miracle of life as seen by the eyes of Timbuktu women. The article on Timbuktu fragrance at Fragrantica Timbuktu was launched in 2004.