Warm, woodsy, sensual, rich, and deeply exotic. Kalimantan is a bold, intense fragrance that evokes passion and exploration, sensuality, charisma, and the great travelers of the Victorian Age.
The inspiration: The storied portion of the Indonesian Island of Borneo captivated Sylvie Chantecaille long ago, and this "island in the clouds" has inspired an intoxicating scent that beautifully distills the intensity, passion, and abundance of this wild and sensual place. "Years ago, I read an amazing book on Borneo, which spurred a desire to know more about this incredible Island," says Sylvie. "The jungle, the spice, the waterfalls, the unabashed desire and fearlessness of the turn-of-the-century explorers who were drawn to the Island...all of this is the raw but also incredibly rich essence of Kalimantan." A trip to Kalimantan re-connects you with this magical, faraway place and time, and this new fragrance draws from that wild intensity.
The scent: The essence of Kalimantan begins with the sensual warmth of spell-binding Ciste Absolute, mystical Incense, and Indonesian Patchouli (native to Borneo). This rich base is then lifted by the sharp and earthy top notes of Thyme, Rosemary, and natural Bergamot. Kalimantan's scent is then anchored by the darker essence of Agarwood, an extremely rare, luxurious scent that complements the lighter, warmer tones given off by Sandalwood, Cedar, Styrax, and the suppleness of Vanilla.