Take a journey back in time, back to the halcyon days of automobile travel with luxury fragrances from Charabanc. To the open road, the open air and the thrill of the world’s most iconic drives. To when drivers sought distant horizons, mountain peaks and the atmosphere of adventure.
Charabanc is truly a thing of beauty and an object authentic that enhances the motor car. Comprised of a finely hand-crafted, stencilled-steel pomander encased in London leather, Charabanc is an exquisitely tangible, beautifully manufactured piece of British design. The pomander can either be hung from the rear view mirror, attached magnetically to the vent via a clip or left in a cupholder in the armrest.
The Fragrance Journeys
Motivated by some of the world’s most pleasurable drives, Charabanc’s unique essences and scents capture the specific aromatic qualities of a particular landscape. Charabanc, the luxury must-have for the automobile returns you to those halcyon days when drivers sought distant horizons, mountain peaks and the atmosphere of adventure.
Using carefully selected herbs and plants created by renowned nez from a world- famous perfume house, Charabanc takes you on fragrance journeys over the fells of Pennine Britain, onto the plains of Umbria, letting you climb the summits of East Asia and explore the heady aromas of the Silk Road.
Across PENNINE FELLS
“Released by spring showers, a resinous Scots Pine suffuses the breeze along with limestone and leaves. And beyond the moss, the dry-stone walls and the hedgerows, a highway to a craggier landscape beckons, glowering and mysterious.”
[ Leafy, Freshly-Cut Grass, Resinous Pine, Sage, Lavender, Mint, Fir Balsam, Cedarwood ]
Along THE PLAIN of CASTELLUCCIO
“Alongside a mosaic of flowering ochre, violet and vermilion, no Grand Tourer of Italy can remain immune to the bouquet of cypress and spring meadow lavender that rises up from the roadside. Nor to the delight of towns clinging perilously to Umbrian hillsides.”
[ Lavender, Sage, Calabrian Bergamot, Iris Pallida, Amber, Cacao, Vetiver, Patchouli, Leather ]
The GOLDEN ROAD to SAMARQAND
“Further East to Uzbekistan we ventured, our tyre tracks tracing chariot trails of Tamburlaine and ancient threads of the Silk Road. In the desert dusk, the hot, musky air became drenched with pink pepper and exotic spices that made one’s senses swoon.”
[ Pink Pepper, Green Coffee, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Oud Smoke, Amber, Leather ]
JOURNEY to TAI MO SHAN
“Guided by temple bells in the bright morning after the monsoon, we drove on, twisting upwards towards the volcano’s hidden summit, tracing waterfalls and meandering streams, intoxicated by the incense and the mountain mists.”
[ Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Incense, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Leather ]
MONUMENT VALLEY Drive
“Without warning, the landscape opens up and there you are: beneath a Big Country Sky teeming with cumulus and eye-widening mesa. The raspberry blush of sunset, an amber horizon and sandstone shimmering in the saffron air. The United States of Drama.”
[ Raspberry, Violet Leaves, Thyme, Cypress Oil, Saffron, Jasmine, Amber, Black Leather, Mate ]
Charabanc is available at Harrods London and online at www.charabanc.com