Year Launched: 2023
Main Olfactory Family: Wood
Secondary Olfactory Family: Gourmand
Tonic Note: Fir Balsam
Dominant Note: Tobacco
Sub Dominant Note: Jacarandá Wood
Melodía Maple Resin, Cedarwood Virginia, Vanilla Absolut, Rose Absolut, Sakura Flower, Black Pepper, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Tonka, Nutmeg
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New York draws its inspiration from the movement from South to North, weaving floral and notas dulces with typical North American woods. It’s a smokier, heavier, and more aged version of the spirit of the rural and herbal Paysandú.
Based on the research of two Nobel prizes, Leopold Ruzicka – who during the mid-1920’s studied the molecular structure of musk— and Linda B. Buck – awarded in 2004 alongside Richard Axel, for their discoveries in scent as a code and a subtle form of communication through volatile molecules— Julian Bedel developed this idea of musk as a language, an amplifier of one’s scent. This compound of pheromone messengers helps volatilize the aroma of skin. As a result, each individual’s aromatic identity gets amplified and gives a distinctive character to each perfume. Ultimately, each person will have a different version of the scent. An exclusive formula of Fueguia’s musk of plant origin was developed both for Paysandú and New York.
True to Fueguia’s mission of botanical research and scientific innovation, the ingredients that compose Paysandú were produced in Fueguia Botany in Manantiales, Uruguay. Marcela and Carqueja, ingredients that had never been used in perfumery, were extracted through Super Critical CO2 at Fueguia’s unique high-end facilities and are what gives a significant part of the unique character of the scent. Marcela, traditionally used by the Charrúas people as a medicinal plant, is still a symbol of this cultural heritage in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina.