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stora skuggan / eau de parfum - mistpouffer

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Mistpouffer eau de parfum by Stora Skuggan.

Made by hand in Stockholm.

Top Notes: Immortelle, Bergamot
Middle Notes: Fig Leaf, Pine, Ozone
Base Notes: Smoke, Vetiver, Malt Sugar, Cypriol

“Like trying to catch smoke with your bare hands” - Bem, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

A Mistpouffer is an unexplained natural sound, a sonic boom like distant cannon fire that seems to come out of the fog over large lakes or rivers. It has been recorded all over the world throughout history, and is the source of many legends. In Japan the phenomenon is called uminari meaning “cries from the sea”. In Connecticut, the Machimoodus state park gets its name from the native american name for the area, which means “place of bad noises”.

Despite scientific attempts to understand the sounds (that can still be heard to this day), its source has still not been identified. Possible explanations include solar winds resonating in the atmosphere, underground earthquakes or gas bubbles being released from the deep. Others believe it is the work of extraterrestrial or subsurface civilisations. 
Early settlers in North America were told by the native Haudenosaunee Iroquois that the booms were the sound of the Great Spirit continuing his work of shaping the earth.

Rendering this mystical water thunder as a fragrance was as elusive as the sound itself. We spent four years and hundreds of iterations before finding the right balance between being distinctive and inexplainable. Foggy but not aquatic, smoky but not heavy. Natural, but in equal parts supernatural.



FAQ from Stora Skuggan

Do you use all natural ingredients?

No, we use both essential oils and synthetic materials of the highest quality. Just as you will find in any good perfume. The difference from a mass market perfumer is that we will use the right materials, regardless of their cost. Cutting corners by using cheap substitutes of expensive oils only makes sense if you're planning to sell millions of units. That is not our focus.

Are Stora Skuggan perfumes vegan?

With the exception of Thumbsucker, which contains beeswax – yes. That does not mean you should eat them.


Stora Skuggan is a niche perfume brand from Sweden, founded in 2015. The brand is run by a small group of perfumers and designers. All production – from perfume formulation to branding – is done at the Stora Skuggan fragrance studio in Stockholm. The perfumes are compounded by hand. Stora Skuggan perfumes are based on stories that blur the line between myth and reality. Central to the brand, these tales are conceptualized through scent and art, creating a small universe for each product.