"One finds here, very rarely in the low lying areas, more frequently as one goes farther up, a clear and extremely hard stone that is spherical and varies in size—a kind of crystal, but a curved crystal, something extraordinary and unknown on the rest of the planet. Among the French of Port-des-Singes, it is called peradam.
The clarity of this stone is so great and its index of refraction so close to that of air that, despite the crystal’s great density, the unaccustomed eye hardly perceives it. But to anyone who seeks it with sincere desire and true need, it reveals itself by its sudden sparkle, like that of dewdrops."
Madonna lily, Jasmine Grandiflorum, Orris butter, Sandalwood Mysore
Longevity: 6-12 hours
Our heavy flint glass bottles are produced in France by a family-owned glassmaker in operation since 1897.
All our packaging is manufactured and printed in the USA by independent family-owned and operated firms.
In French, matière première, or first material, is natural raw material, called so because it is the starting point for a fragrance, but above all because it is essential, primordial. All Apoteker Tepe fragrances begin with rare and unusual matières premières individually sourced from small-batch and sustainable producers all over the world.
The Peradam contains:
Jasmine Grandiflorum SCO2, India
Orris concrete, France
Sandalwood Mysore, India