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Understory

the fragrance of the ancient 
underground conversation between mycelium and trees.

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Layered, mossy and mystical

This plant-based perfume is like a fast-track into an autumnal forest bath. Understory harnesses the scent of the undergrowth: mosses, pine, earthy notes of Patchouli and Vetiver, softened by Amyris, Tonka and Lavender absolute. Our most intricate and layered scent. Find out how it tells its unique story on your skin.

The entangled life below

Understory is about the intelligence, communication and collaboration of the underground world. A secret realm, where roots and fungi intertwine to share nutrients, water and even information with one another. This entangled life, also known as the Wood Wide Web, is a remarkable example of the interconnectedness of life. May Understory serve as a symbol for all the unseen, forming ancient bonds, generating the soil that gives us life.

Understory serves as an invitation to look under the surface of the undergrowth. Beneath the seedlings, saplings, smaller plants and fallen leaves on the floor of a forest lies a mysterious world, carrying the wisdom of a billion years.

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Aromatic profile 

of Understory

Top Notes:

Violet Leaf

Bergamot

Balsam Fir

 

Heart Notes:

Sandalwood

Lavender Absolute

Dark Patchouli

 

Base Notes:

Orris/iris Root Butter

Oakmoss Absolute

Frankincense

Potential allergens, solely from natural ingredients: limonene, coumarine, linalool, geraniol, limoneen, isoeugenol, eugenol, Evernia Prunastri, benzyl esters.

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Gathering Moss

"There is an ancient conversation going on between mosses and rocks, poetry to be sure. About light and shadow and the drift of continents. This is what has been called the "dialect of moss on stone - an interface of immensity and minute ness, of past and present, softness and hardness, stillness and vibrancy, yin and yan."

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

The Understory Practice

mycelium meditation

Find a quiet and comfortable spot to sit down and spray Understory on some of your pulse points. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in, focusing on the scent of Understory. As you exhale, imagine yourself sinking deeper into the ground, just like the mycelium beneath you. 

Sit with this feeling for a few moments, breathing in the scent of the mycelium and feeling connected to the natural world. When you're ready, open your eyes and take a final deep breath, carrying the scent of Understory with you as a reminder of your connection to nature.

Visualize the mycelium spreading out, connecting with other plants and organisms in a vast network. Take another deep breath in and imagine the scent of the mycelium filling your lungs, nourishing you like the nutrients it provides to the soil. As you exhale, imagine sending your gratitude to the mycelium for its important role in the ecosystem.

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