ABOUT THE COLLABORATION: Singer Zola Jesus joined forces with us to create a fragrance and incense matching the essence of her new album Taiga; coincidentally written on Vashon Island (near Seattle where Blackbird resides). With similar interests in music, art, and scent, we found a natural connection that is rare and powerful.
SCENT NOTES: Guaiacwood, Teak, Oud, Copaiba Balsam, Indian Frankincense, Cedar, Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Choya Loban, Nagarmotha, Omani Frankincense, Sandalwood, Green Pepper, Smoke, Oak, Cistus, Ambrette, Myrrh, Davana, Helichrysum, Geranium, Vetiver, Caraway, Opopanax
DETAILS: Taiga is the ancient scent of smoke born from the first fire. Taiga honors the lineage of our nomadic ancestors who traversed the far corners of our world in isolation, living in perfect communion with nature. Taiga represents the sovereignty of the woods and stone, the burning curiosity of human nature, and man’s responsibility for the fate of our changing earth.
Taiga opens with bright bergamot, green pepper, and Indian frankincense, giving the fragrance an unexpected lightness like the spark of a flame. Choya loban, a much smokier derivative of frankincense, coupled with cade and rare, highly prized Omani frankincense create an ancient, palatial smoke accord. Teak, cedar wood, and cypress give the fragrance a brisk, boreal quality, while smokey guaiacwood, leathery oud, aged oak, and smooth sandalwood strike a dark, deep accord of woods. Fleeting traces of exquisite helichrysum, davana and geranium enhance the fragrance with a very subtle shade of color, anchored with enticing notes of nagarmotha.