Carlotha Ray expands today its universe into the equally prestigious world of fragrances and remains true to the its values, as it combines the tradition of French haute parfumerie with the sustainable luxury of the brand to create Carlotha Ray fragrances.
Each of the three fragrances, which contains 90% natural-origin materials, takes its inspiration from a moment in Carlotha Ray designer’s day, Mariela Schwarz Montiel, and can be worn individually, layered simultaneously or added one to the other throughout the different instants of the day.
In order to protect natural resources, the Carlotha Ray perfume collection contains up to 20% upcycled fragrance ingredients. The upcycling extraction process uses biotechnology to distil what would be discarded such as lemon peel from the food industry or pine side-stream from the paper industry to create beautiful new scents.
To respect both health and the environment, the three fragrances are free of controversial ingredients and artificial coloring agents.
This astonishingly light perfume bottle is made from high-end glass using 40% recycled glass, including postconsumer
recycled glass and recycled glass from household waste.
Finally, the box is made from Italian FSC certified paper composed of 40% recycled material, 55% pure environmentally friendly fiber and 5% hemp fiber and is 100% recyclable.
THE FRAGRANCE COLLECTION
Inspired by a morning walk barefoot through the glistening grass and the scorching mate that Mariela has for breakfast in her garden, this scent is a perfect fusion of the drink of her home and the fresh morning dew.
Reminiscent of Mariela’s much-loved relaxing afternoons surrounded by books in her library, this fragrance encapsulates rest and meditation.
This sensual scent – resonant of Mariela’s perfect evening, after an elegant dinner surrounded by roses, crystal glasses and silverware – combines white rose, rose de mai, purple rose and gardenia.
The warmth and comfort of a log fire, the icy snowy cold creeping through the window, the sweet and delicious smell of freshly baked cakes and steaming hot black tea… a multitude of fragrant sensations suggest the atmosphere for this room in Mariela’s home. This special place for Mariela is the inspiration for Myrrhe & Bois Brûlés, as Jean-Michel Duriez evokes this unique setting: “The biting cold creeping through the winter room windows, the comforting burning heat from the log fire, a delightful fusion of cooked apple, frosted aniseed and smoky myrrhe… “ The “cuir de fleur” accord merges with green apple, frozen star anise leaves, ylang-ylang, along with warm notes of myrrh, licorice tea, burnt cade and juniper wood. Bursting with woody and floral notes, this scent combines heat and cold to awaken the senses.
In a journey into Mariela’s childhood, this fragrance conjures up her grandmother’s room, where the scent of furniture made from palo santo wood mingles with the fragrance of green patchouli leaves slipped into the closets to scent the linen. Perfumer Jean-Michel Duriez evokes these family memories in Palo Santo & Patchouli Vert, which fuses the fragrant aroma of talcum powder, burning candles, and guava leaves. “Carlotha’s bedroom windows look out over the deep dense forests, and their green and mossy fragrance blends with the scent of dressers made from quebracho and palo santo wood. The gentle perfume of powdery rose softens the aroma of green patchouli leaves placed carefully in the linen closet…”