Cypriol

Photography and visual design by Lund x Mauviel
Olfactive Family: Woody

Cypriol is also referred to as Nagarmotha or “nut grass”. It is the root of a plant with a morphology similar to papyrus, as both plants are members of the “Cyperus Scariosus” which grows wild in the Madhya Pradesh region of India; this papyrus is the same one used in Ancient Egypt. The plant is mentioned in the ancient Ayurvedic medicine text Charaka Samhita and is used extensively in Chinese medicine. The scent is woody (a fusion of cedar, vetiver and patchouli) and earthy with a trace of spice (Bay Leaf and black pepper).