Lemuria eau de parfum is a magnolia fougère featuring Osmanthus, German Chamomile, Pink Lotus, Champaca, Sandalwood, Tonka Beans, Vanilla tincture.
Lemuria perfume was inspired by the mythology of an ancient civilisation that was said to have been submerged in the Indian ocean after a cataclysmic shift in the earth’s tectonic plates. Although Lemuria is generally considered to be merely a fanciful place of fiction, we do keep finding unfathomable (ha!) mysteries under the sea, so in my childlike heart of hopes and wishes, I keep believing.
My mother and her large family are Norfolk islanders, born into a culture of deep sea tides and open skies that stretch across the horizon into forever. The islanders are strong people, the result of many generations that survived the challenges of tough conditions, and went without a lot of things that mainlanders take for granted. They perfected the art of DIY. I attribute my keen sense of smell, my curiosity and determination to ‘make it myself’ to those incredibly strong women that went before me.
Lemuria perfume is my tribute to the spirit of the sea and to the women who venture into it at night, diving deep down through the tumultuous waves into the sparkling light of coral gardens where glittering fish dart and mermen wait for their return.