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QUEEN NZINGA

¥31,300
QUEEN NZINGA
MARISSA ZAPPAS PERFUME

QUEEN NZINGA

Eau de Parfum


PRE-ORDER: Ships from NYC next week!


Queen Nzinga celebrates the life of an African warrior queen, Nzinga Ana de Sousa Mbande (1583-1663). She had been born with her umbilical cord around her neck, read as a powerful omen of who she would become. She was a soldier, warrior trained but also an expert diplomat when she needed to be, defeating the Portuguese colonists on several occasions. Queen Nzinga was also a fluent mistress of rituals, hugely important as leader of people who placed huge stock in divination, ceremony and the arcane.

The perfume is quite unusual, combining a chutney & sherbet vibe with sticky tamarind and a bittersweet of salted lemons and green mango. These are impressions and we will all interpret Queen Nzinga differently. The toffee apple varnish of amber is a top note, dripping down to a delicate geranium centre to the tamarind and its fleshy, acidic pulp. Tamarind is used all over the world in many cuisines and has a very distinctive taste and smell. In Queen Nzinga, it imparts a mix of woody powder and ripe papaya. The overall effect of this alluring scent is one of strength and softness, enigma and inspiring femininity.


Composition:

  • Geranium
  • Tamarind
  • Amber

Perfumer: Marissa Zappas, 2022



inci list: alcohol, fragrance, water, linalool, cinnamyl alcohol, d-limonene, coumarin, cinnamyl, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, farnesol, geraniol, isoeugenol, citral, hydroxycitronellal, citronellol

¥31,300
Tax included.