The Shardana were a legendary Sea Peoples from the Eastern mediterranean in the 2nd century BC. Naval warriors, the Shardana (along with the other peoples of the sea) were defeated by Ramses III and their battle is recorded in a large bas-relief in the temple of Medinet Habu at Thebes.Wielding triangular long swords, daggers, spears and round shields, sporting short skirts, armor and horned helmets. It has been suggested that the Shardana were from or settled on the island of Sardinia following the attempted invasion of Egypt. This perfume is inspired by Sardinia, its lands and coast, the soul of the sea people evoked in this scent of sea breeze, myrtle, patchouli and sandalwood. Incredibly refreshing, yet substantial in body, Shardana hits our noses like a playful slap of ocean wave. Anise, that has the vegetal density and sweet intensity of fennel bulb, bobs in a pot of heavily salted water. Sprigs of fresh thyme float on the surface of this crustacean-free boil, their earthy vapor intermingling with the verdant smoke issuing from the fire beneath; myrtle twigs and patchouli are kindling on top of dry sandalwood and sugary cedar, woods that yield fervent, spitting fire. Herbal steam fuses with the smell of burning sap, atop bluffs blown dewy with sea mist. A delectably rich aquatic, Shardana is an all-weather scent that captures the simple, irreducible majesty of living by the sea.