The Vanilj Eau De Parfum by MAYA NJIE uses the distinctly traditional Swedish combination of vanilla and cardamon. The Nordic Cedar’s sweeter, more softly spoken sibling. The spicy, earthy aspect of cardamom, patchouli and cedar wood is still present but now somewhat tamed towards a powdery gourmand by the added vanilla note which gives the scent a slightly ‘boozy’ bourbon facet. Delicious.
About the Vanilj Eau De Parfum
- Contains: 50mL
- Key notes: Vanilla, Cardamom, Patchouli, Musk, Cedarwood, Amber
- Ingredients: Alcohol Denat, Parfum
- Ratio: Oil 28%, Alcohol 72%
About Maya Njie
Founded in 2016, Maya Njie is a niche perfume brand with a clear focus on high quality artisanal blends. The scents are deeply rooted in Maya’s Swedish and West African culture. Inspired by an old family photo album from the decades before her birth, Maya set out to capture, by way of scent, these moments in time, these tropes of familial life, set within their frames. What did it smell like?
All formulas are developed in-house using a variety of essential oils, aroma compounds and resins. She makes use of both naturals and synthetics in her creations – it’s nature and science combined.
All perfumes are blended, filtered, filled, labelled and bottled by hand with plenty of love and care in Maya’s London studio – often to the sounds of Donald Byrd to keep the momentum just right. Vegan and cruelty-free.
A final tip
Fragrances evolve and become a little more rounded and seamless with time. The end of a bottle and the beginning of another will be at different stages of maturation. It’s a process to embrace. Be sure to store your perfume away from sunshine and heat. Cool and dark is the best way to maximise its longevity.