Tambopata Province, Peru
A riot of plants sweating in the morning sun. The scent of young ginger sweeping through the green canopy. Brewed tea and fresh tobacco leaves. An oncoming thunderstorm and the purifying crispness that follows.
A close botanical relative to the highly endangered Rosewood (another Amazonian tree popular for fragrance), Moena Alcanfor is a new sustainable alternative. This oil is ushering in a promising future for the region’s delicate ecosystem. Its woodsy aroma ignites emotions, purifies and uplifts the spirit, and eases anxiety.
- Wild Peruvian Moena
- Soaked Moss
- Golden Ginger
- Brewed Tea & Tobacco Leaves
- Redolent Woods
Carta's premier offering, Moena 12|69, is the first ever fragrance to feature Moena Alcanfor, a rare essential oil steam-distilled from the lateral branches and leaves of Moena trees. The numbers correspond to the geographical coordinates from where the oil is sourced - the Tambopata Province of the Peruvian Amazon at 12° South, 69° West.
Carta's 15 ml bottle achieves a longstanding goal to offer Moena 12|69 in packaging that is as sustainable as it is beautiful. Each splash bottle is closed with a fitted ground-glass globe stopper, eliminating the need for plastic pumps, caps, and tubes, and is hand-sealed using an artisanal technique called baudruchage.
A portion of the proceeds from all Carta sales is returned to Camino Verde, the only organisation in the world distilling Moena Alcanfor. Learn more about Camino Verde’s work to reforest the Peruvian Amazon HERE.
To best enjoy your fragrance, apply sparingly to pulse points.
Sillage: 6 + hours. Moena 12|69 is an extrait de parfum, which is a highly concentrated scent.
A bottle lasts a very long time, and like a good bottle of wine, the composition ages and matures to provide a more rich balance of the top, mid and base notes.
Keepsake box constructed from recycled fibers
15ml clear glass bottle with glass stopper