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Chronotope Perfume


Eau de Parfum

In French, “Nanas” is slang for sassy, confident young women; in English, its sound is a syllable away from “bananas.” Nanas, in turn, is built on a skin musk featuring civet — a material widely mythologized in perfume lore as one associated with saucy women—and iso amyl acetate, a molecule that smells overwhelmingly of banana candy.

To this duo perfumer Carter Weeks Maddox added three different ylang-ylang materials as well as both white and red champaca flower, before folding in lactonic, musky angelica root, a tightly controlled dose of minty, green shiso leaf and a generous dose of warm cardamom. Finally, to laminate the perfume so that it unfolds into increasingly realistic, more discernibly human layers of scent as it wears, he added a blood-red botanical that smells of creamy yogurt and baked goods undergirded by a hint of sharp, acrid, valerian root.

In turn, Nanas performs a reverse stylization of the candy-like banana molecule, elevating it through the perfume’s dry down from cartoonish fantasy into reality, where all around us are deficits of care for other humans. Nanas is a celebration of the sweet, interior fruits beneath the skin.


  • Banana, Cardamom, Shiso Leaf, Angelica
  • Champaca, White Champaca, Ylang ylang, Valerian
  • Civet, Musk, Pastry, Yoghurt

Perfumer: Carter Weeks Maddox, 2022

inci list: alcohol denat., fragrance (parfum), may contain any of the following: amyl cinnamal, amyl cinnamyl alcohol, anise alcohol, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, benzyl salicylate, cinnamal, cinnamyl alcohol, citral, citronellol, coumarin, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, hexyl cinnamate, hydroxycitronellal, isoeugenol, limonene, linalool, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, methyl-2 octynoate, alpha-isomethyl ionone, evernia prunastri (oakmoss) extract, evernia furfuracea (treemoss) extract

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