Neandertal is an artistic response to challenge the status quo and humanity's innate self-centred view of the universe and our place in it. From the first hominids to walk the Earth to our unknown future in the space age, Neandertal explores fundamental existential questions such as, "Where did we come from?" and "Where are we going?" by attempting to understand the human experience from outside ourselves.
As a first step in this exploration, artist and founder Kentaro Yamada created the Neandertal perfume as a way to explore the analogies between the lingering echoes of our past and olfactory resonance. The results are contemporary, highly original and experimental fragrance structures, free from conventional and traditional perfumery standards.
This fragrance pair takes us on a deep olfactory journey into humanity's past giving voice to a lost civilisation whose DNA lives on today only through ourselves, while also celebrating the future they could never see.