our unique ingredients
At Candy Bulsara, we believe in pushing the boundaries of the expected, daring to be different, and crafting scents that are as unique, as the individuals who wear them. Our perfumes aren't just a blend of molecules; they are a symphony of rare and extraordinary ingredients, meticulously sourced and masterfully combined to create an unforgettable olfactory experience.
Our journey takes us to the most remote corners of the globe, in search of ingredients that, while often overlooked by many, hold the power to transform a fragrance into a work of art.
These ingredients are rare gems - not because they are scarce, but because they are a challenge to procure and even more challenging to incorporate into a perfume.
But we aren't deterred by these challenges. On the contrary, we embrace them. It's this embrace that pushes us to explore the unfamiliar, to understand the unique characteristics of each ingredient, and to craft perfumes that tell a story, a story that is as much about the fragrance as it is about the journey of creating it.
It needs the unyielding passion for the craft and the courage to take risks, work tirelessly to unlock the full potential of these ingredients. It takes time to understand their intricacies, their subtleties, and their secrets. The result? A collection of perfumes that not only smell pleasant, but also provide a sensory experience that is as unique, as it is unforgettable.
From the verdant fields of rare herbs to the sun-drenched groves of exotic fruits, we go to great lengths to ensure that every ingredient we use contributes to the unique and intriguing scent profiles of our perfumes. We are committed to this journey of discovery and creation, and we invite you to join us.
grass, native to asia. essential oil destilled from the root. has a wonderful, earthy, smokey, mineral like, sometimes flowery scent. quality and scent profile varies, depending on the source of the plant. mostly used in masculine fragrances.
resin, from the stem and leaves of rock rose. has a leathery, smokey, animalic, herbaceous scent. earlier it was collected by comb from goat hair, today is it cultivated :)
wood. distilled form different parts of the cedar or juniper tree. scent profile can vary from fresh woody, reminiscent of evergreen woods to warm and resinous woody.
flower. essential oil is distilled from the leaves and stems. scent profile is a bit similar to rose, but in a more mature way, with minty, earthy and spicy undertones.
flower. scent profile is sweet, powdery, feminine, a bit similar to iris.
fruit from the citrus family. earl grey used to drink his tea with a twist of bergamot, that is how earl grey tea was born and that is why many people associate the smell of bergamot with tea. scent profile is citrussy, bitter, fruity.
resin from the tree styrax tonkinensis. scent profile is woody, smokey, balsamic, sweet.
root, also called cypriol or nut grass. an ayurvedic herb with a woody, earthy, smokey scent profile.
fungal linchen, lives mostly on oak trees. has a deep, rich woody, green, sweet, powdery scent. to avoid allergic reactions, only a tiny bit of it is used in perfumes.
wood, origin: southeast asia and south pacific. oil distilled from tree and root. scent profile: balsamic, sweet, woody, powdery.
root of iris pallida. after 3 years in the ground, 3 years aging follows. scent profile is elegant, sweet, powdery, woody, bit similar to violet, but more bitter.
ambergris is produced by the sperm whale, which mostly eats squid (similar to cuttlefish). To protect it´s own stomach from the sharp beak of the squid, the whale produces ambergris, a stone-like substance, which later on will be washed out of the ocean.
Ambergris has a distinct, luxurious smell, and used as fixative element in perfumery. It is possible to replace it with a laboratory - produced substitute, in case a vegan perfume creation is desired.
one of the most amazing ingredient in perfumery. night blooming flower - this is the type, used to scent tea leaves in jasmine tea blends. scent profile is deep, animalic, sweet and narcotic
seeds form the brazilian teak. scent profile is sweet, woody, vanilla and coumarin.
flower from the orange plant. scent profile is similar to orange, but more elegant, green, a bit dirty and rather bitter then sweet, flowery, fruity.
heartwood of the aquilaria tree, which is native to southeast asia. it gets very precious after infected by fungus. as a reaction to this attack a resin called aloe will be produced to protect the heartwood, which is being destilled for getting the agarwood oil or oud. this procedure is very expensive, difficult and time demanding, but the result definitely worth it. scent profile is more animalic, than woody, can have balsamic or spicy effects, depending on the place of source.
seeds of the cherry from mahaleb or st. lucia cherry tree. widely used in desserts and cakes in the middle east. scent profile is bitter cherry, marcipan, woody
yellow tea is the highest quality of all teas. it used to be the tea of the emperor in china. no-one else had acces to this rare product. harvest in this period happened by virgins, who wore silk glowes, while cutting the finest leaves with silver scissors. yellow tea is still the queen of the teas, but is availalble for non emperor tea lovers today :)
scent profile is powdery, rose-tea like.
windflower or anemone is a wild growing herbaceous plant with a musky scent profile
katsura tree leaf
flower of okra plant. has a herbaceous, musky, scent profile with a hint of clove odor.
katsura tree leaves turn to reddish brown in color during the autumn period. then they start to produce maltol, which combined with the leaves own scent gives a caramellised odor.
flower of the gorse plant. narcotic scent profile with a hint of coconut odor
brown boronia is a small shrub with a very special scent profile, which includes: citrus, cassis, woody, flowery, earthy, green.