Gallivant in Ghana – Latest scent, Accra, is a nod to Timbuktu

Independent perfume brand, Gallivant, is to launch Accra – the latest scent in their collection inspired by the emotions of travel and wanderlust.

Nick Seward, founder of the brand says, “my curiosity for Africa started in my teens, reading the reportage of Ryszard Kapuściński, the novels of VS Naipaul, later discovering the playful writing of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I was particularly attracted to West Africa. The colour, the style, the joie de vivre, the warmth …

Glamorous Ghanaians gallivanting in London. Parisian Ivoirians in their voluptuous pagne dresses. My wanderlust mind was full of the larger-than-life style, the richness of West Africa. The alluringly iconic designs of Air Afrique. Art and sculpture. The Timbuktu fragrance we had in my time at L’Artisan Parfumeur – a gateway perfume to niche.

So with this journey to Accra, I wanted to evoke a bygone glamour, the tropical sensuality, an enveloping heat … A taste of the exotic, the musicality, the gorgeous bursting colours of the famous kente waxed cloth. I wanted to feel the easy-going charm of Accra, a happy-go-lucky lightness of being…

The fragrance was composed for Gallivant, by Stéphanie Bakouche and contains top notes of passion berry, eucalyptus, hot peppers, mango, papaya, davana, cognac, and carrot seed; a heart of CO2 coffee extract, saffron, a cocoa accord, tobacco, and styrax; with dry down of leather skin accord, cedarwood, patchouli, vintage vinyl, smoky liatrix, and musks.

Accra is available from mid June as 30ml and 100ml Eau de Parfum

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This release sounds very interesting and worth a try. The notes from the description are yummy.

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