The Craft of the Miller
We cherish the craft of the Dutch Miller and we love the crafty smell which you experience when you visit any Dutch windmill. So we accepted the challenge to try and bottle up this beautiful mix of scents from wood, craftsmanship and spices. For the gutsy men who stand their ground. For men who respectfully battle the force of Mother Nature yet adore her harvests; her winds, her rains, her crops and her spices. As scents and memories are bonded in this bottle, MILLS is our way to time travel you back to the Dutch Golden Age.
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In honor of our Dutch ancestors and of the soil which we stand on, we have created MILLS. A distinctive and dashing fragrance of the incredible scents of the following spices:
Also referred to as 'the King of Spices' or even 'Black gold'. Hot, fresh, almost tingly to sniff: this top note perks up our MILLS perfume, adding instant brightness.
Considered one of 'The Big Four' spices, to which Cinnamon and Pepper also belong. A powerful heart note and according to 19th century's great perfumer Septimus Piesse“…. undoubtedly one of the most gratifying to the smelling nerve that has ever been made…”.
So warm, metallic almost, spicy of course, gourmand, hitting the nose with memories of rice pudding with cinnamon sugar, and making your saliva flow. Cinnamon is spicy and enticing, comforting and sweet, all at once.
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Similar in scent to a sweet orange, but also has fresh, spicy hints. This zesty and beautiful scent is found in the top notes of our perfume and adds vibrancy and freshness to it.
Sometimes referred to as the “Scent of Tranquility”, for its calming effects. Vetiver smells dry, earthy, woody, leathery and smoky. Think of uncut grass on a warm day. Vetiver adds elegancy and complexity.
The priciest of spices – known as ‘red gold’, provides a beautiful golden yellow colour. Saffron smells strong, leathery, soft, earthy, hay-like and it adds a sweet note to our spicy, woody perfume.
You don't have to be a smoker to find the earthy scent of tobacco compelling. Its characteristic aroma is sweet, herbaceous, woody, slightly mossy, leather and chocolate