BUEN CAMINO EXTRAIT DE PARFUM
A LIMITED-EDITION, 100% ALL-NATURAL REFORMULATION OF CHRONOTOPE’S STANDOUT AUDIENCE FAVORITE
A PERFUME ABOUT CONTINUITY
Pilgrims walking Camino rely on depictions of the concha to guide them across Spain to their destination in Santiago de Compostela. My favorite version of the symbol is its most contemporary iteration—a slightly abstracted, Modernist rendering made of various bold lines that meet at a shared point before parting ways again. I have a tattoo of it on the leg that was least-injured when I returned home from my walk, and I love this particular version of it because unlike more traditional depictions that mimic a real shell, the modern icon does away with the form’s outer edges to suggest that the various paths pilgrims take to get to Santiago may in fact extend out forever—as if a pilgrimage isn’t just something you do, but rather a way that you live.
After launching Chrontope, as Buen Camino EdP became the runaway audience favorite, I began feeling very tired of it, unenthused by it. And I really was tired of it—I’d spent eight years on it by that point. I needed a break from it.
But it was inevitable that I’d return to Buen Camino eventually. And eventually, I did. Buen Camino Extrait de Parfum offers evidence of that return. A true extrait, its scent diverges very little from its namesake perfume, Buen Camino EdP—even as its formula is 100% new and 100% all-natural. And this time, its formula is centered around Cambodian oud and frereana frankincense. This extrait also features a petitgrain-orange blossom-neroli complex representing the shared agriculture of Spain and my current home, Florida, in addition to San candle, real vanilla extract, hyrax, sandalwood, fenugreek, tonka bean, eucalyptus, and flouve.
There isn’t a single shared ingredient between the eau de parfum and this extrait; if I used clary sage essential oil in the other, here it’s an absolute. But as the concha attests to the many paths pilgrims take to make their (our?) way to Santiago, there are also various ways a perfumer can arrive at a perfumer…even if they only use naturals.
Thank you for embracing Buen Camino (and me) as warmly as you have. I hope you enjoy this walk to Santiago as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.
*Buen Camino Extrait de Parfum is available as a limited-edition offering of 65 30mL bottles & 100 1.75mL samples. More samples may be made from bottles that remain in stock once all 100 sell out.
CWM: Shipments were to begin on or before 9 December, but they’re currently paused as I wait on a delayed delivery of labels for the bottles, sample vials, & boxes to arrive. As soon as I have the labels in-hand, I will begin shipping out orders.