With just one bottle remaining of her favorite fragrance, jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun (founder of a CH favorite, Brooklyn-based Mociun) needed a suitable replacement for her discontinued “hippie musk.” The answer came during a serendipitous conversation with perfumer Anne McClain of MCMC Fragrances. Working together, the two women crafted an eponymous scent reflective of the designer’s primal minimalism.
Inspired and informed by Mociun’s trip to Sicily, the limited-edition perfume is an intoxicating mix of Italian neroli (the oil from the blossom that grows on bitter orange trees), amber and white musk. Fresh and sharp, neroli is the dominating note. And, the moisturizing petitgrain-base—an essential oil derived from the leaves and twigs of the same plant—serves only to enhance the strength of the heady summer flower. Distinctively dark, the straight-forward perfume celebrates the natural qualities of the bittersweet bloom, resulting in a white musky fragrance that feels incredibly authentic to its inspiration.
With ingredients including organic jojoba oil, fractionated coconut oil and just a few others, the perfume is packaged in Mociun’s signature jewelry box and is available online for $55 (for a a 9ml bottle). There are 125 bottles available in this limited edition.
Images courtesy of MCMC + Mociun